Retake of 2006 Nursing Exam Scheduled by DoLE

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has scheduled the voluntary retake of the leakage-marred June, 2006 nursing licensure examination either in June or December this year simultaneous with the regular nursing exam.

Labor and Employment Secretary Arturo Brion said the nursing exam retake for last year's board passers -- a requirement of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) for its Visa Screen Certificates -- would not affect their licenses.

"The retake shall be on a voluntary basis and shall be offered once to an examinee who may take it in June or December, 2007 Board of Nursing examinations. It will not require the surrender of the license previously granted," Brion said.

The labor chief reiterated that those who decided to undergo the voluntary retake of Tests 3 and 5 to qualify for issuance of visa to enable them to work in US are already certified professional nurses.

The DoLE, under the administrative supervision of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), scheduled the voluntary exam retake in June or December after Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Sergio Apostol asked Brion to set the date for the examination. …