Confidence in RP nursing education system remains high

  1. some good news for my fellow nurses
    i guess the news depends on the newspaper you are reading

    confidence in rp nursing education system remains high:

    http://ofw.balita.ph/html/article.php/20061025221618168

    quote:
    news affecting ofw's despite the controversy generated by the "leakage" in nursing licensure examination this year, american confidence in the country's nursing educational system remains high, according to officials of an organization involved in nursing state boards in the united states.


    faith fields and ruth ann terry, president and treasurer respectively of the national council of state boards of nursing (ncsbn), told president gloria macapagal-arroyo during their courtesy call on her in malacanang wednesday morning that nursing boards in all 50 american states remain confident of a continued partnership with the philippines which supplies 80 percent of nurses in the united states.

    "we are still hopeful and confident of our partnership in terms of nursing education. we want to keep up the training and employment opportunities for your filipino nurses in the united states," they told the president.

    president said...
    "but we were able to identify those who were involved in the nursing exam leakage and we are bent on filing criminal charges,"she stressed.

    part of upgrading the nursing educational system, she said, is by publishing a list of sub-standard schools which will be eventually ordered closed.
    Last edit by bonsai_25 on Oct 28, '06
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   bonsai_25
    another one. both good and bad news.

    us nursing officials receive gov’t assurances
    http://www.mb.com.ph/main2006102678068.html
    quote:
    president arroyo yesterday assured the us national council of state boards of nursing (ncsbn) that the government is moving to restore the integrity of the professional licensure examinations after the leakage in the june nursing tests.

    "we were able to identify those who were involved in the nursing exam leakage and we are bent on filing criminal charges," the president told officials involved in the nursing state boards in the united states.

    fields, president of the ncsbn, said the international community is closely monitoring the developments in the nursing leakage issue and the government’s investigation.

    "we are very interested to see that you handle the crisis and i think it’s something that you don’t want to waste opportunity to make your own system better. but how you handle is really up to the philippines," she said in an interview with reporters at the palace.

    fields, however, admitted that manila’s application for inclusion on the list of international testing centers of the us national commission on licensure examination (nclex) has been put on hold following the leakage scandal.

    "obviously it has affected (the application) because we were set to make a decision on that when the leakage occurred. we decided to back off to get the results of how you handle that," she said.

    despite the tainted nursing exams last june, fields maintained that american nursing boards remain confident in the nursing education system in the philippines.

    "we are still hopeful and confident of our partnership in terms of nursing education. we want to keep up the training and employment opportunities for your filipino nurses in the united states," she told the president.
    Last edit by bonsai_25 on Oct 28, '06
  4. by   Rep
    Well, PGMA is only good at talking. She flip flopped a lot on this issue.
  5. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from rep
    well, pgma is only good at talking. she flip flopped a lot on this issue.
    :spin: i totally agree on that one!
  6. by   mtreyes
    GMA is a politician... hehehe and all talk without substance
  7. by   bonsai_25
    well of course we all know she's ##@#$@#@#$@#$ LOL
    I am so used to the bad and good news I get everyday as a june 2006 batch bUt then its up to me how I handle stuff.
    I'd rather be positive about what i read, and nothing will happen if I just be miserable reading all the bad news, might as well study so I'll be prepared no matter what the outcome will be.
    Goodluck to my batch!! Let us prepare for every possibility that will happen to this issue.
  8. by   bloodytom
    i hope the US nursing officials didnt get carried away by those words
  9. by   lawrence01
    Just for FYI purposes: Ms. Ruth Ann Terry is the Executive officer of CA BON and of course Ms. Faith Fields is the Executive director of AK BON.

    http://www.rn.ca.gov/about/execofficer.htm

    http://www.arsbn.org/boardandstaff.html
  10. by   ernbabjr
    Just pray according to mam Kuan.. hehehe
  11. by   corrupted_caregiver
    I think that the United States should release an official position on the issue. And unless US hospitals, NCSBN, and CGFNS have not release official written statements, the infos here regarding the "leakage scandal" in the June 2006 PNLE will all be opinions. All we hear are hearsays. So to get closure, NCSBN, CGFNS, and US hospitlas should release an official written statement that they will not accept June 2006 passers unless they undergo a total retake. And that will put to justice the posts written in the Philippine Nursing Forum regarding the June 2006 PNLE.

    All of the infos have been mind wrecking to many who visited the site and instead of having answers, all they come up leads to more questions. The one posted about visa screen in the CGFNS site is helpful but there is no final decision yet leading to a 50 - 50 chance again to those june 2006 passers who want to apply for visa screen. And the news of US hospitals not accepting new passers has not been verified nor official released for the information of those new nurses leading to more disarray.

    Filipinos has a way I think and I know that US does not actually care for the Philippines. So whether the courts here decided, they should release their positions regarding the issue so the applicants will know the path they should take, with certainty. There will always be two sides of the coin, those who are happy and those who are not in the court's decision. Generally, I think we are just not good losers as we may call it, because our "ugali" always say that if don't get our way, we complain.

    A lot more questions instead of answers. I think it's time that we turn that around.

    Respectfully Yours,

    Corrupted
  12. by   suzanne4
    They have come out and stated facts, all of them. That the issue in the Philippines needs to be handles the same way that it is in the US when there is any issue at all with any type of licensing exam.

    An entire retest must be done. Not certain areas, but the entire exam. And this is what is followed in the US and is a very well known fact.

    Example: You get to the end of an exam, or close to it, power goes out in facility for more than a certain time, exam is rescheduled from the beginning for another day. Possible lakeage of answers, same thing occurs.

    There were issues in Thailand with an entry exam at a university a few years, each university has its own exam. The entire exam was rewritten by all, as well.

    Please use some common sense here. If you wish to work in the US, you need to follow their rules. If you wish to work in the Philippines, you can follow their rules. The choice is yours to make.
  13. by   bloodytom
    Quote from ernbabjr
    Just pray according to mam Kuan.. hehehe
    ts probably one of the least in the priority..
  14. by   bloodytom
    Quote from suzanne4
    They have come out and stated facts, all of them. That the issue in the Philippines needs to be handles the same way that it is in the US when there is any issue at all with any type of licensing exam.

    An entire retest must be done. Not certain areas, but the entire exam. And this is what is followed in the US and is a very well known fact.

    Example: You get to the end of an exam, or close to it, power goes out in facility for more than a certain time, exam is rescheduled from the beginning for another day. Possible lakeage of answers, same thing occurs.

    There were issues in Thailand with an entry exam at a university a few years, each university has its own exam. The entire exam was rewritten by all, as well.

    Please use some common sense here. If you wish to work in the US, you need to follow their rules. If you wish to work in the Philippines, you can follow their rules. The choice is yours to make.

    is this the same case if i passed but dont really want to register as a nurse? and i have no plans of retaking the exam, because i wont register anyway...

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