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This Philippine Nurses Licensure Examination consists of five (5) parts namely:

  1. Nursing Practice I Basic Foundation of Nursing and Professional Nursing Practice
  2. Nursing Practice II Community Health Nursing and Care of the Mother and Child
  3. Nursing Practice III Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alternations (Part A)
  4. Nursing Practice IV Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alterations (Pan B)
  5. Nursing Practice V Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alterations (Part C)

The tests draw basic knowledges, skills and attitudes in the major subject areas i.e., Fundamentals of Nursing including Professional Adjustments, Maternal and Child Nursing, Community Health and Communicable Disease Nursing, Nursing of Adolescents, Adults and Aged, and Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing.

The following areas of knowledge will be integrated in each of the above-named subject areas.

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nutrition and Diet Therapy
  • Pathophysiology
  • Parasitology & Microbiology
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Nursing process serves as the framework in the nursing care of individuals, families, population groups & communities in various stages of development in health care setting. The focus of nursing care is the promotion of health, prevention of illness, curative & rehabilitative aspects of care, alleviation of suffering & when recovery is not possible, towards a peaceful death.

The examination will test competencies in relation to the eleven (11) key areas of responsibility contained in the Competency Standards of Nursing Practice in the Philippines. These key areas are categorized as follows:

I. PATIENT CARE COMPETENCIES
1. SAFE AND QUALITY NURSING CARE
2. COMMUNICATION
3. COLLABORATION & TEAMWORK
4. HEALTH EDUCATION

II. EMPOWERING COMPETENCIES
5. LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES
6. ETHICO-MORAL-SPIRITUAL RESPONSIBILITIES
7. PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

III. ENABLING COMPETENCIES
8. MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT
9. RECORDS MANAGEMENT

IV. ENHANCING COMPETENCIES
10. RESEARCH
11. QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

DATE AND TIME SUBJECTS

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011
7:00 A.M. – 7:45 A.M.
General Instructions, Filling-up of Forms

8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Nursing Practice I Basic Foundation of Nursing and Professional Nursing Practice

11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Nursing Practice II Community Health Nursing and Care f the Mother and Child

2:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Nursing Practice III Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alterations (Part A)

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
8:00 A.M. – 10:00 AM.
Nursing Practice IV Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alterations (Part B)

11:30 A.M. – 1:30 PM.
Nursing Practice V Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alterations (Part C)

IMPORTANT:

  1. Report to school/building assignment before 6:30 A.M. on the first day of examination to verify your room and sear number. Be punctual, late examinees will not be admitted.
  2. ATTIRE:
    Male – Clinical uniform with white shoes and white socks but without nameplate, school insignia/logo, and pin or School Uniform.
    Female – Clinical uniform with white shoes and white stockings but without nameplate, school insignia/logo, and pin or School Uniform.
    Pregnant Examinees – White clinical scrub suit
    Repeaters may wear white clinical scrub suit.
  3. Bring the following on examination day:
    a. Notice of Admission
    b. Official Receipt
    c. One piece metered-stamped window mailing envelope
    d. Two or more pencil (#2)
    e. Ball pens (BLACK ink only)
    f. One piece long brown envelope
    g. One piece long transparent plastic envelope
    h. Non-programmable calculators
  4. The following are prohibited inside the examination premises/rooms:
    a. Books, notes, review materials and other printed materials containing principles or excerpts thereof, coded data/information/formula which are relevant or connected with the examination subject, programmable calculators, cellular phones, beepers, portable computers or other similar gadgets/devices.
    b. Bags of any kind
    c. other examination aides not stated in this program shall not be brought inside the examination building.

Source: Professional Regulation Commision – Board of Nursing (PDF file)