There will be no Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE) this end of May 2021 as Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) postponed its conduct due to threat of COVID-19 pandemic.
In Resolution 2021-1350, PRC announced that the nursing board exam or NLE previously scheduled on May 30-31 will be postponed to November 21-22, 2021.
The Commission deemed it necessary to reschedule the exam as it is “grounded on the basis of the health and safety of all the examinees and examination personnel, the Professional Regulatory Board of Nursing (Board) and the Licensure Office.”
PRC also acted on the request of the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA), the accredited professional organization of nurses, to reschedule the licensure examination.
“In its letter dated February 22, 2021, initially expressed support to conduct of the May 2021 NLE in order to augment the current healthcare workforce in the country,” PRC stated.
“The PNA, in its letter dated April 5, 2021, requested to postpone the May 2021 NLE due to the recent increase of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 19) cases and conveyed that its utmost consideration is the safety of the future Nurses and all those who will be involved in the conduct of the NLE,” it added.
Aside from the May 2021 exam, the previously scheduled November 20 & 21, 2021 NLE under Resolution No. 1283 (s.2020) shall be moved to November 21 & 22, 2021. Here’s the full text of the PRC Resolution: