Leak scandal depriving 17,000 nursing board passers of jobs

  1. St. Luke's, PGH, others not hiring!

    MANY of the 17,000 nursing graduates who passed this year's licensure examinations are having a hard time looking for jobs because of the failure of government to satisfactorily resolve the scandal triggered by the leak of the exam questions. Marco Antonio Sto. Tomas, vice president of the Association of Deans of Philippine Colleges of Nursing, lashed out at the Professional Regulatory Commission for releasing the results of the June 11 to 12 licensure exams even before the leakage issue can be resolved.

    "The 17,000 or so who passed are in a predicament. A lot of them nahihirapan mag-apply at kumuha ng trabaho (A lot of them are finding it hard to apply for an find jobs)," Sto. Tomas, who is also dean of the College of Nursing of the Saint Joseph's College in Cavite City, told a Senate hearing into the scandal Tuesday.

    "The international community is now looking at how we are going to solve this problems because they (the reviewees) themselves are questioning the integrity of the exam," Sto. Tomas added.

    Teresita Barcelo of the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (PGH), confirmed Sto. Tomas' statement, saying several medical institutions, including St. Lukes's, PGH, and the National Center for Mental Health are not hiring anyone from this batch of nominees.

    More details: http://globalnation.inq7.net/news/ne...ticle_id=14125

    Not so good publicity for Philippine Nurses

    Loryn
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  3. by   loryn
    A more developing story here:

    PRC covering up nursing exams leakage -- lawyer

    THE COUNSEL for nursing students who complained against the leakage of test questions at the recent board exams for nurses yesterday accused the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) of dragging its feet on the investigation of the controversy.
    Appearing at the Senate inquiry into the leakage, Cheryl Daytec-Yangot charged that PRC sat on their complaint, complete with evidence, and conducted its own internal investigation of the leakage independent of their complaint.


    Yangot told the committee on civil service, chaired by Senator Rodolfo Biazon, that she filed the complaint of the nursing students from St. Louis University in Baguio City on the alleged leakage with the PRC on June 20.

    More details:http://newsinfo.inq7.net/inquirerhea...ticle_id=14226
  4. by   loryn
    Quote from loryn
    A more developing story here:

    PRC covering up nursing exams leakage -- lawyer

    THE COUNSEL for nursing students who complained against the leakage of test questions at the recent board exams for nurses yesterday accused the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) of dragging its feet on the investigation of the controversy.
    Appearing at the Senate inquiry into the leakage, Cheryl Daytec-Yangot charged that PRC sat on their complaint, complete with evidence, and conducted its own internal investigation of the leakage independent of their complaint.


    Yangot told the committee on civil service, chaired by Senator Rodolfo Biazon, that she filed the complaint of the nursing students from St. Louis University in Baguio City on the alleged leakage with the PRC on June 20.

    More details:http://newsinfo.inq7.net/inquirerhea...ticle_id=14226
    PROFESSIONAL Regulatory Commission (PRC) Chair Leonor Tripon-Rosero denied yesterday there was any cover-up in the investigation into alleged leakage in the last nursing board exams.

    http://newsinfo.inq7.net/inquirerhea...ticle_id=14429
  5. by   mtjmnov
    That's very sad news, I hope our government can and will find intelligent solutions for that.
  6. by   kimidol
    Quote from loryn
    A more developing story here:

    PRC covering up nursing exams leakage -- lawyer

    THE COUNSEL for nursing students who complained against the leakage of test questions at the recent board exams for nurses yesterday accused the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) of dragging its feet on the investigation of the controversy.
    Appearing at the Senate inquiry into the leakage, Cheryl Daytec-Yangot charged that PRC sat on their complaint, complete with evidence, and conducted its own internal investigation of the leakage independent of their complaint.


    Yangot told the committee on civil service, chaired by Senator Rodolfo Biazon, that she filed the complaint of the nursing students from St. Louis University in Baguio City on the alleged leakage with the PRC on June 20.

    More details:http://newsinfo.inq7.net/inquirerhea...ticle_id=14226
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    Hi loryn,
    its not only the 17000 NLE 2006 passers are affected, but ALL Filipino Nurses in general!:angryfire
  7. by   loryn
    Quote from kimidol
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    Hi loryn,
    its not only the 17000 NLE 2006 passers are affected, but ALL Filipino Nurses in general!:angryfire
    this controversy came to a wrong timing for the many 40K examinees, but just the right time for these fact finding bodies to know the real truth.

    didn't you know that most of these cheating during boards exams aren't new to us nurses or other boards anymore. admit it, this has been happening for a long time now, too bad, someone just blew the whistle and felt the guilt coming out the closet. i can't blame her/him, true its unfair for others who have spent too much time studying and later end up failing, while others just passed slip through these exams through leakages, what a pity.

    i heard that one of the suspects (PRC employee) who spread the leakage has already escaped and now in the US. what a turn of events. talking about justice, what now?

    i just don't simply get it, if there's a source then there's must be a buyer. I doubt if anyone of these graduating students can get hold of such sensitive test answers if it was not handed to them. i aint pointing to any review center but those who took these review classes last summer, you very well know who are the culprit(s) here.

    if you think you are deserving to pass, then I dare you with a challenge to retake the exam with the expense coming from PRC. Not unless you have a better plan on how to resolve things, then speak it up here.

    Loryn
  8. by   rn4ever?
    As I earlier mentioned in another thread, releasing the results and informing someone that he passed but not allowing him to take an oath is like asking a dog to just lick his food but not bite or eat it! Those who passed should be allowed to take the oath…..unless they have a hard evidence against that person that his passing was actually because of some tip that he got from the “leakage”. Then, that person should be scrutinized and face the consequences of his actions. On the other hand, for those who did not make it…..move on…..stop blaming others. Failing doesn’t necessarily make one less of a person. No one is perfect. Greatness of a person should not be measured by how many times he is successful---but instead how many times he rises each time he falls. One of the most courageous acts that you could do is to accept your mistakes and learn from it. Toss the bad habits that made you fail. Just study well and mind you own business so that you can make a good mark for the December board exams. Who knows, you might just be the next top-notcher!
  9. by   loryn
    Quote from mtjmnov
    That's very sad news, I hope our government can and will find intelligent solutions for that.
    those alleged involved should face criminal charges, whether individuals or companies so it would be a learning lesson for all

    students should not be blamed on the lapses of the PRC officials

    Loryn
  10. by   loryn
    Faxed paper holds key to nursing test leakage

    The owner of a review center where test questions for the nursing board examinations were allegedly leaked admitted on Tuesday that the center allowed the circulation of an 18-page manuscript to its students a day before the exams in June.
    In a press briefing, Prof. Ray Gapuz, founder of the RA Gapuz review center, said he approved the dissemination of the manuscript faxed to his office by a student.


    Gapuz said that as a policy, the center allows students to volunteer new materials to be included in the review as long as they get his permission first.


    He recalled a time when similar material was submitted, but the students only got "sidetracked" because it was not included in the exams.


    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/storypage.aspx?StoryId=47155
  11. by   loryn
    Lawmaker: Investigate nursing test leak

    At the very least, those who leaked questions and answers in the nursing licensure examinations in June violated the Antigraft and Corrupt Practices Act, if indeed such an irregularity occurred.


    Rep. Joseph Santiago of Catanduanes on Friday asked the Ombudsman to investigate the alleged leakage and ascertain the possible culpability of all government officials and private individuals implicated in the mess.


    Besides graft, he said, the guilty parties could be prosecuted for bribery under the Revised Penal Code. "It is quite possible that money changed hands here," he added.
    It is absolutely imperative that the appropriate agencies adopt adequate and immediate corrective steps, Santiago stressed, to discourage future cheats and prevent another leakage.
    "Several professional licensure examinations are being conducted even as we speak," he pointed out.


    Following an inquiry, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) dismissed the services of two members of the Nursing Board and filed administrative charges against them.


    A leading review center has also been linked to the anomaly. It turned out that the center had obtained advanced copies of test questions and answers on two subjects—medical surgical nursing and psychiatric nursing—and subsequently farmed them out to candidates under its tutelage. The exact questions came out in the examinations.



    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/storypage.aspx?StoryId=47155

  12. by   suzanne4
    until official word comes out from the prc, this thread is closed. it is not helping anyone.

    please refrain from starting another thread on the same topic until official word is released and directly from the prc.

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