dec 2006 board exams.. will it be a sequel to the june 2006 hardships? - page 2

guys, i just want to ask, what do you think will be the outcome of the upcoming national board exam for nursing, i mean, will the next batch who will take the exams on december will also be affected... Read More

  1. by   rn4ever?
    while it is true that you can take the nclex even if you haven’t taken the nle, i still don’t discount the fact that some people would eventually want to take the nle long after they have been gainfully and successfully employed in the us. an instance where one would need to take the nle is when he/she wants to pursue a master’s degree in nursing in the philippines. although some might argue that nurses who work in the us already have the money to pay for their tuition fee, and also the hospital might even shoulder a portion of it, or perhaps they can borrow some money for it (which you’d still have to repay---most likely at the same time when you’re paying for your home mortgage, car mortgage, and credit card bills), the thing is, a master’s degree program doesn’t come very cheap in the us, and prior to being accepted, most would require a toefl, tse, and gre for those who had an undergraduate degree in a foreign land. if you don’t comply with those things, logically, you cannot pursue higher learning. but why would you want to pursue a master’s degree? simple, some hospitals require it for you to hold a specific position or for career growth because it will broaden your horizon and would raise your earnings as well. with that, i have seen several filipino nurses who have already been working in the us for a very long time and have been successful in their field but still go back to the philippines to take up their master’s degree because it is less expensive and there are fewer requirements (no toefl, tse, and gre)…and once they finish it, when they go back to the us, they get to write msn after their name, they get a better position or they get promoted, and get a higher salary. according to www.salary.com, a registered nurse (staff nurse) earns approximately $56,277-$77,584 a year in the beverly hills, los angeles, ca area. but a head of nursing/chief nursing executive (a chief nurse in the philippine setting) in that same area could earn somewhere between $112,024 to $231,239 per year. now wouldn’t you want to have that opportunity if you could? (note that the figures listed are only an approximation and not the exact figures---but clearly, we could see the difference between the salaries). that is just an example of a position that would require you to have an msn. of course, there are other jobs that might require an msn aside from this one. that's also an example of a circumstance where one might be needing a local license from the philippines. but again, if you believe that you will never ever be put in this kind of circumstance, and will never ever need it, then don’t take it. it’s always a personal choice. i only cited an instance where one might be needing a philippine nursing license… though she has already taken up the nclex (and has been a successful nurse in the us).
    Last edit by rn4ever? on Nov 9, '06
  2. by   potatomasher
    i will take the NLE this coming december...hopefully there won't be any leakage scandal whatsoever.
  3. by   K-Ann
    Quote from potatomasher
    i will take the NLE this coming december...hopefully there won't be any leakage scandal whatsoever.
    Thats good. But apply for a BON first before you take NLE. Just a suggestion.
  4. by   angelcharm
    Quote from freeandsingle
    thats good. but apply for a bon first before you take nle. just a suggestion.
    what do u mean apply for a bon first?!

    how can u apply for a bon when u havent even taken a nle. ...
  5. by   SHEIKHA
    Quote from angelcharm
    what do u mean apply for a bon first?!

    how can u apply for a bon when u havent even taken a nle. ...
    you can. i know that saipan bon allows that. i applied there and got my eligibility. no need for prc license. just your birth certif, marriage certif, photos, us$80 bank draft together with your application form. and of course, your high school and college transcripts, rle sent by your respective schools.

    follow our moderators' advice.
  6. by   angelcharm
    Quote from sheikha
    you can. i know that saipan bon allows that. i applied there and got my eligibility. no need for prc license. just your birth certif, marriage certif, photos, us$80 bank draft together with your application form. and of course, your high school and college transcripts, rle sent by your respective schools.

    follow our moderators' advice.
    what do u mean? r u replying to my post?!

    do u know what a bon is and how to become one?!
    i suggest u open ur book.:spin:
  7. by   angelcharm
    Quote from vanniella_skye
    guys, i just want to ask, what do you think will be the outcome of the upcoming national board exam for nursing, i mean, will the next batch who will take the exams on december will also be affected by all the "issues" that originated from the last (june 06) batch? honestly i was planning to take the december board (i graduated this october) but there's this doubt inside of me that what if we also suffer the same fate they just went through? will the exam be super-difficult?
    everyones telling you not to take the nle if you're not goin to work..

    but to answer ur question.. i think it will not affect the board exam on december for so many reasons but the major ones are :

    1. different set of test questions

    2. different board members



    so what fate are you talking about?! the june board is an isolated case.. i think your fear is not about the issue of the june board but if the exam would be difficult for your level and that u might flunk.

    assess yourself, if you think u are ready to take the exam then take it. if not... then review again
  8. by   angelcharm
    Quote from freeandsingle
    she just wanted to take the nle. it was just a personal decision, i think. i met her when i was reviewing for nle last year, she was reviewing for it too. we asked her why she wanted to take nle, she said she just wanted to.
    i want to meet her.. adventurous gal!
    ur story is uhmmm nice .. haha
  9. by   K-Ann
    Quote from angelcharm
    what do u mean apply for a bon first?!

    how can u apply for a bon when u havent even taken a nle. ...
    yes angelcharm, you can apply to a us bon even without taking the local board exam. it has been discussed a lot of times in this site. you can apply to a bon without a local license.
  10. by   SHEIKHA
    Quote from angelcharm
    what do u mean? r u replying to my post?!

    do u know what a bon is and how to become one?!
    i suggest u open ur book.:spin:
    hey!...we have someone here who's impolite!...:angryfire

    i think you should read the other threads here, angelcharm, before firing!..as freeandsingle said, it has been discussed here many times...bon is board of nursing, and all us states and territories have their own board of nursing. based on my experience, saipan board of nursing accepts applicants without nle license. it is not one of their requirements. their document evaluation is faster than other bons. my eligibility was issued 1 month from the date of mailing, but it took another 1 month to receive it by snail mail. that was last may. but from what ive read from other posts, it will now take 2-3months of processing bec of the influx of applications. but their att is valid for 3months only. so register only with pearson if you are ready to sit for the exam. once passed, they can issue your license even without ssn.
  11. by   SHEIKHA
    Quote from angelcharm
    everyones telling you not to take the nle if you're not goin to work..

    but to answer ur question.. i think it will not affect the board exam on december for so many reasons but the major ones are :

    1. different set of test questions

    2. different board members



    so what fate are you talking about?! the june board is an isolated case.. i think your fear is not about the issue of the june board but if the exam would be difficult for your level and that u might flunk.

    assess yourself, if you think u are ready to take the exam then take it. if not... then review again
    as we all know, even those examinees that did not participated in the june nle leakage were affected by it...vanniella_skye's concern is that the december nle testtakers might suffer the consequences of the recent leakage, just as what happened to the other "clean" june examinees...it is but normal for her to be concerned...


    just an unsolicited advice, i suggest you reply to our co-members' queries in a polite manner...even our moderators' dont "speak" that way...
    Last edit by SHEIKHA on Nov 11, '06
  12. by   angelcharm
    Quote from sheikha
    hey!...we have someone here who's impolite!...:angryfire

    wait

    before u bark at me... read and understand our post..



    Quote from freeandsingle

    thats good. but apply for a bon first before you take nle. just a suggestion.
    Quote from angelcharm
    what do u mean apply for a bon first?!

    how can u apply for a bon when u havent even taken a nle. ...

    then u replied.. with this..

    you can. i know that saipan bon allows that. i applied there and got my eligibility. no need for prc license. just your birth certif, marriage certif, photos, us$80 bank draft together with your application form. and of course, your high school and college transcripts, rle sent by your respective schools.

    follow our moderators' advice.

    so since you quoted me, i replied to you...


    Quote from angelcharm
    what do u mean? r u replying to my post?!

    do u know what a bon is and how to become one?!
    i suggest u open ur book.
    where have i become impolite? i dont even use all caps or big letters (size). but if u think i am then i apologize.



    i think you and i are not on the right track...

    look,

    apply for a board of nursing and

    apply to a board of nursing


    are two different things...


    my reply was on her first statement.. but then i guess she later clarified that when she responded


    Quote from freesingle
    yes angelcharm, you can apply to a us bon even without taking the local board exam. it has been discussed a lot of times in this site. you can apply to a bon without a local license.


    peaceout






  13. by   angelcharm
    Quote from sheikha
    as we all know, even those examinees that did not participated in the june nle leakage were affected by it...vanniella_skye's concern is that the december nle testtakers might suffer the consequences of the recent leakage, just as what happened to the other "clean" june examinees...it is but normal for her to be concerned...
    i agree that it is normal for her to be concerned..
    thats why i have replied...

    everyones telling you not to take the nle if you're not goin to work..

    but to answer ur question.. i think it will not affect the board exam on december for so many reasons but the major ones are :

    1. different set of test questions

    2. different board members


    so what fate are you talking about?!the june board is an isolated case.. i think your fear is not about the issue of the june board but if the exam would be difficult for your level and that u might flunk.

    assess yourself, if you think u are ready to take the exam then take it. if not... then review again
    your interpretation is that she is concerned with the consequences...
    my interpretation is that she fears the exam.. becoz it is unpredicable.
    considering the fact that:
    1. there are new board members to make the exam
    2. different questions
    3. they will become more strict than before
    4. they do not want to commit the same mistakes.


    i have been in the same anxiety when i took my board exam.. so i know how it feels to be concerned.



    Quote from sheikha
    just an unsolicited advice, i suggest you reply to our co-members' queries in a polite manner...even our moderators' dont "speak" that way...
    if there's anyone who is impolite i think its you..
    your advise is uhmm very non therapeutic.
    i do not need to be compared with the mods...
    we are different individuals

    but thank you for your

    advise and comparison

    and imposing that i am impolite.

    how nice of you. peaceout

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