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PRC scraps mass oath-taking of newly registered nurses 08/31/2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

PRC scraps mass oath-taking of newly registered nurses

08/31/2011
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz yesterday said the Board of Nursing (BoN) of the Professional Regulation Commission has scrapped the usual mass oath-taking of newly registered nurses beginning with the successful examinees of the July 2011 Nursing Licensure Examination.

Baldoz said the move is in response to the Aquino government’s call for prudent budget management.

She said Commission ChairmanTeresita Manzala reported to her that the BoN has decided to do away with the mass oath-taking of successful examinees, citing the current socio-economic condition being experienced by Filipino families, especially the income class where majority of the nurses belong.

“While the oath-taking is a requirement of law, the Board [of Nursing] decided to simplify it to save on costs and other expenses relevant to the holding of the traditional mass oath-taking. The oath-taking ceremony, however, will still be undertaken either individually or by groups upon their registration for nurse licenses with the PRC,” Manzala explained..... MORE

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