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Nursing exam flunkers may be credited as ‘practical nurses’

By Jerome Aning
Last updated 07:03pm (Mla time) 07/24/2007

MANILA, Philippines -- With only about half of the 78,000 nursing examinees projected to pass, the Department of Labor and Employment is formulating a new policy to allow the "flunkers" in the state-administered nursing licensure examinees last June to continue practicing their profession as "practical nurses."

Labor Secretary Arturo Brion said the department was expecting only about 40,000 of the 78,000 examinees -- including the re-takers of the leakage-marred 2006 exam -- to pass the test.

"We're anticipating that many of them (flunkers) will do re-take so we think that one fall-back position is to have them licensed as practical nurses. This is assuming that there are some who would not do the re-take," Brion explained to reporters.

The labor official noted that there remained a high demand for practical or vocational nurses in hospitals and clinics both here and abroad.



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