OR/DR/Cord Care Requirements for Nursing Licensure Examination (NLE)
The PRC Board of Nursing has released an advisory last January 30, 2009 regarding the number of OR/DR case requirements for the filing of application for the Nursing Licensure Examination.
According to the advisory, the Board has not announced any changes in the prevailing requirement of cases for the intra-partal, intraoperative and immediate care of the newborn.
The required number of OR/DR Cases remains to be 5, amidst some announcements made by some Nursing Schools that it was already reduced to 3.
The Board or Nursing would like to emphasize that they adhere to a “NO RETROACTIVE APPLICATION OF ANY NEW POLICY “, therefore if and when new promulgations are finally issued this will never be applied to “graduating students”. All related policy-changes that will be announced shall be in effect for those who will enroll for this coming June of 2009.
Applicants for the 2009-2010 Nursing Licensure Examination are directed to follow the PREVAILING PRESCRIPTIONS of five cases each with regards to O.R., D.R., and Cord Care requirements.
Nursing graduates of 2011 and 2012, meaning those enrolling in their 2nd and 3rd Academic Year shall be those who shall be affected by the new policy promulgations.