prc to meet nurses hit by cgfns decision
the professional regulation commission said friday it will need to meet with nursing organizations and affected nursing graduates before deciding if it should conduct a retake of the leakage-marred june 2006 nursing licensure examination.
"[prc] decided it will be better for us to talk with nursing leaders and the examinees who will be involved, those who will be affected by the news release. we should meet so could have a common stand," leonor rosero, prc chairwoman, told dzmm.
what "common stand?"
bottomline is: if you want to work in the us as an rn, you need a green card. to get a green card, you need a visascreen certificate. to get a visascreen certificate, june 2006 passers will have to retake tests 3 & 5.
s, or but
this "meeting" and "common stand" will only delay this batch of rns from getting visascreen certificates.
they can "meet" and "make a common stand" all they want--they have nothing to lose.
while they bicker, other countries are racing to meet the us demand for rns.
and the june 2006 passers are in limbo.
rosero said prc cannot immediately order the retake of the nursing exam because of its legal implications.
she said that after hearing the news about cgfns's announcement, prc officials sought the opinion of the commission's legal division.
she said she and the other officials were advised to talk to the people who would be affected by cgfns' decision.
rosero said prc, the nle passers and nursing groups should be able to present a common position before cgfns.
on thursday night remigia nathaniels of the philippine nurses' association said her group will write an appeal to cgfns and convince the international group to overturn its decision.
"we will write them and explain. if they don't want to listen then we will know," nathaniels said.
why should they listen???
they studied the case, they decided on it. there is no court of appeals in this case, when the cgfns raised the issue of patient safety.
"overturning its decision" would not be good for cgfns' credibility.
if you want to play in their turf, you gotta play by their rules.
my suggestion--go to prc, waive whatever "legal implications" the prc is worried you might sue them with, take the tests (personally i would retake the entire exam), and get on with your life.
it's sad that what should have been a molehill had grown into a smoky mountain.
had to get that off my chest.
now it's back to my sanctum to meditate on the meaning of life.