ANA Urges New Tests for Philippine Nurses Seeking to Practice in the U.S.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is urging the Philippine government to facilitate a retake of the nurse licensure exam without penalty for the nurses who passed the June 2006 examination. Following investigations by both the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
(CGFNS) and the Philippine government, it was discovered a portion of the 500 question exam was known to a large number of examinees prior to the exam being administered.
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Mar 7, '07
Quote from suzanne4
And that is what needs to be done. Not just the two sections.
Agreed! A lot of people in the Philippines, including the know-it-all politicians, appointees, and I'm sorry to say... many of the June '06 passers, are not totally aware of the implication of what happened. That it is, indeed a major issue, even in the rural facilities of the US. Who among them can honestly say 100 % that they didn't receive any leaked questions? I laughed at the Cebu Governor who even went on public TV to appeal for the innocence of her subordinates. There was MASSIVE leakage. Nobody can deny that! And that means not just the tests 3 and 5. And even now, some people are even trying to go around the CGFNS' back purposefully ommitting their part in that exam. Even announcing it in this forum! My goodness! Don't think that you can turn this thing around without getting flak.
Last edit by Aquarian on Mar 7, '07
Mar 8, '07
To LIEU and Brita mylove,
We are not judgmental on this issue but we have a stand here. Eversince the cheating came up we stand for a total retake and we know only a minority of the passers benefited from it.
But the thing is the exam is tainted and this affects everyone. The US or CGFNS does not see that only few cheated and will give chance to the majority to have their VSC with out problems but they see the manner the exam was done and that to them the exam has no more credibility. Therefore everybody must do it again to erase the doubts and restore the credibility of the exam. We have no control on this because CGFNS is the one laying down the rules.
It is a bitter pill to swallow but if you really want to work here then you must do what they require you to do. You passed the June 2006 the honest way and I am sure you will pass the retake.
Our stand on this issue for a retake is because we know the system here because we are here. Also the people in the Phil who are for the retake knows also the implication of this that is why there are groups there who want to do a retake but they are being vilified in public because they want to stand with the right and do the right way.
US is a country of laws unlike our country where politicians, the rich and powerful are above the law. (What you see in TV is not what you really see here. example, the police here obeys traffic rules unlike in the Philippines) And deep in your heart as a good person, you will like it here.
I wish you all the best and for those who see this issue with an open mind, your time will eventually come and you will find yourself here.
Last edit by Rep on Mar 8, '07
: Reason: spelling