Strict Screening for Nursing Students

Students graduating from local nursing schools still need to worry about passing the board exams before they can find jobs. So college graduation really does not mean anything by itself. When choosing a nursing school, make sure they have a good track record when it comes to board exam passing rate.

Strict Screening For New Nursing Students Urged

The Association of Deans of the Philippine Colleges of Nursing (ADPCN) is urging nursing schools to be stricter in the screening of upcoming nursing students to further produce good quality graduates.

Antonio Pascual, vice president of the ADPCN-Cebu chapter, said that a stricter entrance screening and examination would help determine if students who are enrolling into nursing courses are competent enough to meet the demands of their chosen field.

“We are urging all the universities and colleges in the region that are offering nursing courses to be strict in screening possible students, as the students performance will also reflect to them,” he said.

He also said that with competent students nursing schools are expected to have high passing percentage during the licensure examination, which will eventually uplift the schools standards.

“Having competent nursing students is a big challenge for the academe in order to help uplift the quality of their graduates,” said Pascual.

However, Pascual admitted that there are nursing schools that does not have proper screening for students who are going to enroll in nursing because of the fact that it is also a business.

“Each school has their own policy on student admission and that is beyond our control, however, we are hoping that these schools will soon have the initiative to strictly screen possible nursing students,” he said.

Pascual disclosed that aside from the intellectual examination, every nursing school should also have attitude test to determine if the student has the right amount of patience, which is very crucial in the field of nursing.



mela May 18, 2009 at 11:32 AM  

stricter rules for nurses is really necessary

mabel May 18, 2009 at 11:33 AM  

i support this move because so many nursing graduates are unemployed.

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