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28,924 out of 67,724 pass Dec. nursing licensure exam

The Professional Regulation Commission on Wednesday announced that 28,924 out of 67,728 passed the Nurse (first timers, repeaters, removals and voluntary retakers of all subjects) Licensure Examination given by the Board of Nursing in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga last December 2007. Ten out of the 14 retakers as per Court of Appeals decision passed while 729 out of the 1,132 Special Certification Retakers for C.G.F.N.S. passed the examination. The number of passers represents 43.42 percent of the total examinees. It is lower than the 48 percent passing rate in the June 2007 licensure test. The oathtaking ceremony of the successful examinees will be held before the Board on March 17 and 18, with morning and afternoon sessions at the SMX Convention Center, at the back of the Mall of Asia, in Pasay City. The examinees are required to come in their white gala uniform, nurses cap, white duty shoes, without earrings, hair not touching the collar and without corsage, the PRC said in its announcement. Tickets for the oathtaking will be available starting February 28, 2008, at the Philippine Nurses’ Association, 1663 F.T. Benitez Street, Malate, Manila. — GMA http://www.gmanews.tv/story/81563/28924-out-of-67724-pass-Dec-nursing-licensure-exam

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