PRC moves deadline for nurses’ exam application in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/2 Nov) — The Professional Regulatory Commission
(PRC) has extended the deadline of the filing of application
requirements for the December 2006 Nursing Licensure Examinations
(NLE) from Nov. 7 to Nov. 10, thanks to the intervention of the Office
of the Ombudsman and help extended by the city government.

The exam is scheduled in the wake of the controversy that hit the June
2006 NLE on test questions leakage.

Hundreds of applicants celebrated the move announced Thursday by
Josephine Liamzon, PRC regional director for Southeastern Mindanao,
after a tiff between the applicants and PRC officials over nights of
long queues and alleged flip-flopping by the PRC.

Liamzon said they have received more applicants to the exams this year
compared to last year. In 2005, she said they attended to only 2,600
applicants. She is expecting the number to swell to 4,000 this year.

Liamzon said one of the factors to the increase is the greater demand
for nurses abroad. She also cited their manpower constraints not to be
able to accommodate the rest of the applicants in five days given
their daily batting average of being able to process only 150
applicants.

This was not the first time the deadline was moved. It was originally
set on Nov. 2 for applicants in PRC’s regional offices. But the PRC
moved deadline to Nov. 7 because of the number of applicants. The
national deadline, on the other hand, is on Nov. 13. (To be updated)

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