June 2006 TEST TAKERS IN THE PHILIPPINES RETAKE THE EXAM!!

  1. If you know the material well, what are you afraid of? I think many of them do no want to retake the exam perhaps because they were not fully prepared to take it in the first place !! Won't the test takers have until december to retake the exam anyway? This would give you an opportunity to study more for the exam. I say purchase a study guide and get studying! If Nursing is really your PASSION you shouldn't have a problem taking the exam over.I would be extremely cautious if I was a Nurse recruiter.Why would I hire someone who wouldn't feel comfortable or well prepared enough to take an exam over! As a Nurse, you have peoples lives in your hands!! Come on!!!!! I agree with the dean's statement that stated that the US should not hire new graduates from the Philippines who have no experience.Sorry if I offended anyone, honestly.
    Last edit by RNsoon! on Sep 12, '06
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  3. by   kalayaan
    no, i do not agree that foreign hospitals should not hire new grads. the phil setup is different that whatever one acquires while working will surely bring it to the US as a matter of habit. wonderful if they work in the metro hospitals. but majority may work in a crude public hospital. a new grad may ensure that one has learned the ideal set-up and may not tainted with irregular practices. there are some hospitals now that have evaluation forms for applicants where you have to check the skills that you know - like knowing how to operate certain machines, etc. i would suggest applying that as a better alternative.

    and i do agree on a retake. but please dont suggest that they probably did cheat. try to edit it now before someone else reads this. or else you'll get into a lot of trouble.
  4. by   RNsoon!
    I'll be sure to do so .hahahaah....You're right.lol
  5. by   catlady
    After you finish school and take your NCLEX, assuming you pass, and then find out that someone else may have compromised the test, how happy will you be to be ordered to retake your test, even though you know you did nothing wrong?

    I sense a little ethnocentricity here...
  6. by   rninme
    Retake 'The Beast'?? Nooooooooo....I wouldn't want to take it again!! I feel for the people that did nothing wrong and are now being penalized.
  7. by   TazziRN
    I did very well on my boards, but does that mean I would have no problem retaking it? He!! [I]NO!!!!!![I]

    OP, I'm glad you find it funny to offend with your cheating comment.
  8. by   TazziRN
    Something tells me you're too young to remember this, but in 1988, when the boards were offered nationwide in January and July, the Jan boards were cancelled because one test booklet came up missing at a test site. You wanna take a wild guess at how upset the January candidates were at having to wait an extra two months to take the test? Taking the boards is a nerve-wracking, emotional event, and having someone throw a monkey wrench into the works is not fun.
  9. by   salesnurses
    To those who are planning to work in the UK, Ireland, Middle East, Australia & others, a Philippine license is a must. But to those who are planning to migrate & work in the US, a Philippine license may be useless. With this in mind, I advised my sister on not to worry too much on the uncertainty of the issuance of her RN license for passing the June 2006 exam. My sister is now waiting for the approval of her application to the Vermont Board of Nursing.

    Whether we like it or not, the US is in need of nurses. They will accept new grads because they don't have other options. A new grad is better than nothing.

    Speaking about ideal set-up, one can only find it in US nursing books. Foreign new grads should not expect that nurses in the US are doing the ideal way. After all, Philippine licensure exam is more difficult than that of NCLEX.

    Based on experience, I answered 500 questions to pass Philippine board exam. But with NCLEX, I only answered 75 questions. And take note, I finished BSN 11 years ago at the age of 19, took & passed Philippine exam in that same year but got my license after 5 years because I forgot about it. I didn't need it to work as a sales rep for a pharmaceutical company. By the way, I took & passed nclex last Feb and now working at Univ. california.

    Till then..

    SalesNurses
    RN in Philippines, UK, Vermont & California














    Quote from kalayaan
    no, i do not agree that foreign hospitals should not hire new grads. the phil setup is different that whatever one acquires while working will surely bring it to the US as a matter of habit. wonderful if they work in the metro hospitals. but majority may work in a crude public hospital. a new grad may ensure that one has learned the ideal set-up and may not tainted with irregular practices. there are some hospitals now that have evaluation forms for applicants where you have to check the skills that you know - like knowing how to operate certain machines, etc. i would suggest applying that as a better alternative.

    and i do agree on a retake. but please dont suggest that they probably did cheat. try to edit it now before someone else reads this. or else you'll get into a lot of trouble.

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