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US group holds test for nurses

By Michael Caber

The United States National Council of States Boards of Nursing will administer the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses in Manila tomorrow at the International Pearson Professional Center.

According to the Commission of Filipinos Overseas, thousands of Filipino registered nurses will take the examination.

Last February 2007, the NCSBN board of directors chose Manila as a site for NCLEX because of the “deep commitment” shown by the Philippine government in ensuring a secure testing center.

Under the rules, Filipino nurses who aspire for work in the US must pass the NCLEX.

Foreign candidates must first apply before the board of nursing in the state or territory in the US where they wish to be licensed before registering for the NCLEX.

The NCLEX registration for this year’s examination has already been started since Aug. 13. Testing fee is $200 for those who take the exam in testing centers within the US territories or states while those who will take the test at international sites must pay an additional $150.

Since January 2005, the NCSBN has maintained testing sites for NCLEX in London, England; Hong Kong; Sydney, Australia; Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, Canada; Frankfurt, Germany; Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai, India; Mexico City, Mexico; Taipei, Taiwan; Chiyoda-ku and Yokohama, Japan; and Manila.

The NCSBN has developed two licensure examinations used by its Member Boards to test the competence of candidates for licensure as registered nurses and as licensed practical/vocational nurses.

NCSBN has also developed and co-owns the largest competency evaluation program for nurse aides in the United States, known as the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program.

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