Quote from bonsai_25
what if the the final decision of the goverment is to not retake the exam? cgfns should respect that decision.
but as they said:
filipino nursing graduates who passed the leakage-tainted june 2006 licensure examination may not qualify for the examination of the commission on graduates of foreign nursing schools (cgfns)--and therefore lose the chance to work in the united states.
the decision and accepting
the affected nurses are two different matters.
as rep said, the prc can do what it wants, but cgfns and the state bons can also do what they
the prc cannot force cgfns to issue the cg certificates (nor ichp to issue the visascreen certificates), nor force the state bons to issue licenses.
this is my opinion:
nursing practice in the us is largely based on trust--trust that the nurse knows what he/she is doing, trust that the nurse really gave the medication via the right route at the right time, trust that the nurse administered the nursing interventions he/she documented in the patient charts.
the system will fail if a nurse "documents" something in the chart which he/she did not do...as some nurses found out to their chagrin.
since there is a whiff of dishonesty in the last batch of nle passers, the question is, will cgfns or the state bons take the chance? will us hospitals take the risk? the us is a litiginous society. i doubt they will risk their reputations and their money; it's much easier to get nurses from other batches...or from other countries.
a lot of uk nurses are applying for jobs in us hospitals at this time--their uk nursing experience is equivalent to us nursing experience.
since cgfns has issued their stand on the matter, i suggested to my students to retake the nle if they did take the june 2006 exam; and not take it if they haven't registered for it, to avoid problems--we do not even have philippine bon members yet, so the december 2006 nle is also under a cloud of doubt.
the bottom line is that the ones who suffer are the filipino nurses.
i hope things get ironed out soon, for filipino nurses' sake.