It seems that the percentage of those who passed the Nurses Licensure Exams have been decreasing. Out of 67,728 nurses who took the 2007 exam, only 28,924 passed depreciating the number by almost 42.7%. Nursing schools in the country who reduce the quality of teaching even before the average passers of the Nurse Board Exam really range from that numbers.

There’s a lot of schools nowadays offering Bachelors of Science in Nursing course. Maybe because of the volume of students who take up nursing course. Hopefully the quality of education and screening is still maintained. Not just only to enroll as much students who wanted the nursing course. But to be able to help those students prepared nurses in the future.
To graduate and pass the board exam as well.

I remember how hard and rigid the screening and selections of nursing students were during our time. NCEA results is so important and the cut off for NCEA must be 82% and above. Otherwise, you must pass the entrance exam with a higher result. Grades in every subject must be maintained above 82% for a minor subject and 80% for major subjects. You should also have an average grade of 83% plus pass other screening before capping. I remember maybe ¼ of the class did not make it to be included in our capping.

This could be a reason why our batch garnered the Top 1,3,6 and top 9 of the Dec 1995 exam plus more than 20 students from my batch is in the list of top 20’s. Also more than 10 of my batchmates made it to the top 20 in June 1995 Nurse Licensure Exam. With almost 75+-80% passing students. This is also a reason why I am so proud that I belong to Colegio de San Agustin – Bacolod College of Nursing Batch 1995 as I witness how the school did abide by strict and high standards for its nursing students.

2 comments

  1. Did You Know? // April 22, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    Yes,, CSA-B is one of the TOP NURSING SCHOOLS IN THE PHILIPPINES. Pero I think di sya nadala sa Top 10.

    Syempre para sakon pinaka the best gid ang CSAB kay dira ga skul GF ko now and she is a dean's list.. hekhek.. God Bless!!!

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  2. Did You Know? // April 22, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    Yes,, CSA-B is one of the TOP NURSING SCHOOLS IN THE PHILIPPINES. Pero I think di sya nadala sa Top 10.

    Syempre para sakon pinaka the best gid ang CSAB kay dira ga skul GF ko now and she is a dean’s lister. hekhek.. God Bless!!!

    Reply sang: http://didyouknow.blogsome.com/2008/04/22/top-and-best-nursing-schools-in-the-philippines/