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(Nov 2019) ROOM ASSIGNMENT: NLE Nursing Licensure Exam


Are you taking the Nursing Board Exam this November 16 and 17, 2019? Make sure to check your Room Assignment below which has been provided by the PRC (Professional Regulation Commission) so that you’ll know where to go and where to take the Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE)!


UPDATE (November 2019): The official room assignments for those taking the Nursing Board Exam are NOW RELEASED! Scroll below to see which exam venues already include the note “Now Available!”. This means room assignments in these venues are ready for viewing. If the PDF file is not yet displayed, the PRC is still finalizing the room assignment but it will be uploaded very soon. Kindly refresh the page or visit this page again later to see if the update has been posted.

Also check out below some useful and practical NLE tips we prepared for you to help you pass the exam this year! Good luck, future RN!


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Before you take the Board Exam, be informed about the following important details — including exam schedule, dress code, and what you can and cannot bring during exam day. All these are official instructions sourced from the PRC.

Nursing Board Exam Schedule (Nov 2019)

On the first day of the board exam, be present at the venue before 6:30 AM so you can check your room and seat number. Take note that examinees who will come in late will NOT be admitted to the exam room so don’t be late, otherwise, you might not be able to take the board exam!

Here’s the schedule and exam topics in the upcoming November 2019 board exam as released by the PRC.

November 16, 2019 (Saturday)

  • 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM – General Instructions & Filling-out of forms
  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Nursing Practice I – Community Health Nursing
  • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Nursing Practice II – Care of Healthy / At Risk Mother and Child
  • 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Nursing Practice III – Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alterations (Part A)

November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Nursing Practice IV: Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alterations (Part B)
  • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Nursing Practice V: Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alterations (Part C)

Nursing Board Exam Dress Code

Please note that all examinees are REQUIRED to wear the following attire during board exam days:

Males – Clinical uniform with white shoes and white socks but without nameplate, school insignia/logo and pin or School Uniform

Females – Clinical uniform with white shoes and white socks but without nameplate, school insignia/logo and pin or School Uniform

Pregnant Females – White clinical scrub suit

What to Bring During the Nursing Exam

Make sure to bring the following items with you during exam day:

  • Notice of Admission (NOA)
  • Official Receipt (OR)
  • Two (2) or more Pencils (No. 1 or No. 2)
  • Ballpens with black ink (black ballpens) only
  • One (1) piece long brown envelope
  • One (1) piece long transparent plastic envelope (for safekeeping of valuables and other allowed items)
  • Food – all examinees are required to bring with them snacks or meals placed inside a transparent plastic bag. No other person, including the proctors or room watchers, shall be allowed to give or distribute food to any examinee while the board exam is in progress.

NOTE: During the exam, candidates are not allowed to borrow anything or to communicate with other people taking the exam. Examinees are also not allowed to leave the room, so with regard to using the CR, make sure you go to the restroom right before taking the exam.

Prohibited Items During the Nursing Exam

Take note that the following items are NOT ALLOWED to be brought inside the exam room:

  1. Books, notes, review materials, and other printed materials containing coded data / information / formula;
  2. Programmable calculators;
  3. Smart watches, cellphones, ear plugs, transmitters, portable computers, Bluetooth and other electronic gadgets or devices which may be used for communication purposes;
  4. Bags of any kind (ladies bag, shoulder bags, attache case, backpacks, etc.);
  5. Other examination aids not stated on this program.

Tips to Pass the Nursing Board Exam

Do you want some tips to help you pass the Licensure Exam for Nurses?

Without a doubt, passing the Board Exam requires tons of preparation, hard work, persistence, and determination. You will surely do your part. You will study long hours, read a lot of books, and answer hundreds of pages of reviewers.

But for you to pass with above-average scores or to even become a topnotcher, you probably would want to hear useful tips straight from those who already aced the NLE?

Don’t worry, we compiled for you below the best insights and tips that we got from Nursing Exam passers and topnotchers! it’s your turn to pass the NLE this time! Good luck!

Tip #1: Don’t doubt yourself.

Beverly Anne Balagon, topnotcher of the June 2013 NLE, has this to say as her secret to topping the Nursing Exam: “The profile of a topnotcher is one who never doubts. Identify where your doubts come from and try to remove them.”

You’ve already spent countless number of hours to review for the NLE and, on top of that, you were able to finish your course, so you’re likely just one step closer from being a full-fledged Registered Nurse (RN). Never doubt that you’ll make it. Just keep pushing yourself to reach the finish line.

Tip #2: Make sure you love the profession.

Dean Susan Maravilla of the UST College of Medicine offers this piece of advice to those aspiring to become RNs: “For you to be happy as a nurse, you should have decided to take the NLE because you actually want to become a nurse and to take care of people. You will not be happy if your only intention is, say, to go abroad or to make a lot of money.”

Nursing Board 2014 topnotcher Margaret Sanchez shares the same thought. She wanted to become a nurse because “I really want to serve Filipinos. Masarap po ang pagtanggap ng mga tao dito sa Pilipinas kaya iba talaga ang feeling kapag ang pinagsisilbihan mo ay ang sarili mong mga kababayan.”

So find out the real reason why you want to become a nurse and use it as your inspiration and fuel to pass the Nursing exam.

Tip #3: Overcome test anxiety.

Do you find yourself horribly worried or panicking about the thought of failing the NLE? Or perhaps experienced difficulty retaining information while reviewing or experienced rapid heartbeat and nervousness in the days leading to the exam?

You are not alone. This feeling is normal. This is called “test anxiety” — a psychological condition wherein people experience extreme stress, distress, and anxiety when faced with a situation of taking an exam. So how do you overcome “test anxiety”?

Firstly, prepare ahead of time. Allot at least three (3) months for your review. You may choose to enroll in a review center to speed up the accumulation of knowledge or join group review sessions so you can mingle with other examinees who share the experience. Divide and manage the number of hours per day that you’ll allot to reading books, taking notes, and answering sample exams or review materials. Discipline yourself to follow this routine. Also, two or three days before the exam, make sure you’ve prepared everything that you’ll need to bring to the exam venue. Of course, make sure you know where the exact venue is and how to get there. Better if you can simulate going to the exam venue from your house two or three days before the exam. By completing these preparations, you’ll feel more confident to take the NLE and you’ll be able to reduce your worries.

Also, find time to rest and relax. The daily grind of NLE review will certainly be taxing and exhausting. Understand that your body cannot function normally  if you overdo everything. Decide when to take a break — for example, to watch a movie, to have a walk in the park, or to play computer games as a form of relaxation — to rejuvenate and revitalize yourself. Just make sure you stick to your review schedule and you do not get sucked into relaxation mode all the time.

Tip #4: Don’t just memorize concepts.

Look at the number of books you have to read for the review. You should know by now that you will be unable to memorize all concepts in each page of the book. Which is why memorizing information rarely works and cannot help you pass the NLE. You must understand the information. You must use critical thinking and, sometimes, common sense when answering a situational question.

Some of the questions in the exam are hypothetical situations that you will soon be faced with once you become a Registered Nurse. What will you be doing in that actual scenario? Visualize the scenario and answer the option that best describes the action you will take in that particular scenario. That is likely the correct answer to the question.

Tip #5: Understand what the test question is really asking.

Some examinees fail the Nursing exam because they don’t actually understand the question being asked. If you find yourself being lost in what’s being asked, reword the question and rephrase it in your own way. Don’t attempt to ask proctors for clarification because: (1) they weren’t the ones who made the exam so they likely have no idea what’s being asked in the question; and (2) you will waste precious seconds or minutes just to talk to the proctor which should be spent answering other items.

Look for clues in the question. For example, if you were asked “What is your first priority when dealing with a patient scheduled for percutaneous coronary intervention?” you probably would panic if you have no idea what “percutaneous coronary intervention” is. So break down the question and look for context clues. You’re being asked what your priority action is — so something you should do immediately — assuming you are dealing with a patient scheduled for percutaneous coronary intervention.

But what is percutaneous? If you don’t know what it is, try to remember concepts related to this word. You probably have heard of percutaneous catheter, which is administered by directly puncturing the skin surface. So percutaneous is likely related to “skin”. And “coronary”? Definitely the heart. So the question is likely asking about something that’s under the skin that you do for the heart. Now you can take an educated guess given that rewording of the question.


Useful PRC Links and Board Exam Resources:


PRC Room Assignments: NLE Nursing Exam (Nov 2019)

If you see a “Now Available!” note beside the exam venue, it means the PRC already released the list for that province or city and you may now view the room assignment. If it is not yet available, the PRC is still finalizing the school and classroom details. We will update this post once the official Room Assignments are released.

Here are additional useful tips we suggest you follow before the exam.

1. You’ll notice that even in just one school, several buildings and classrooms will be used as testing centers. To make sure that you proceed to the correct location, write down and take note of the exact Building, Classroom, and Seat Number assigned to you.

2. Before the day of the board exam, find out the address of the school or venue where you’ll be taking the exam. Research the actual location using Google Maps or a guide map to determine how to get there.

3. Better yet, try visiting the venue a few days before the board exam! Doing so will help you discover the best transportation or routes to take. If you simulate going to the venue beforehand, you’ll also have an idea how long it will take you to reach the exam center from your place. This allows you to change your transportation plans, if needed.

4. On the day of the exam, don’t be late! According to the PRC, examinees who will be late will NOT BE ALLOWED to take the board exam. We suggest you arrive at the exam venue at least one (1) hour before the start of the exam. This gives you enough time to locate the building, classroom, and seat number assigned to you.

What happens if you did not show up or weren’t able to take the boards? The answer is in this article: I registered but I did not take the board exam.


MANILA: NLE Nursing Exam Room Assignment (Nov 2019) – Now Available!

Here are the schools to be used as testing centers in MANILA during the November 2019 Nursing Licensure Exam.

  • COLLEGE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT-MANILA (Address: MENDIOLA ST., MANILA)
    • MO. JOSEPHA BUILDING
    • ST. ARNOLD JANSSEN ANNEX BUILDING
    • ST. JOSEPH BUILDING
  • HOLY TRINITY ACADEMY (Address: CALABASH ROAD, BALIC-BALIC, SAMPALOC, MANILA)
    • GRADE SCHOOL BUILDING
    • HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING
    • SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING
  • PERPETUAL HELP COLLEGE – MANILA (Address: V. CONCEPCION ST., SAMPALOC, MANILA)
    • AUDITORIUM
    • MAIN BUILDING
    • MAIN BUILDING – CHEM LAB
    • MAIN BUILDING – MICRO LAB
    • MAIN BUILDING – ZOO LAB
  • PHILIPPINE COLLEGE OF CRIMINOLOGY (Address: SALES ST., STA. CRUZ, MANILA)
  • ST. JUDE COLLEGE (Address: DON QUIJOTE ST., SAMPALOC, MANILA)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


BAGUIO: NLE Nursing Exam Room Assignment (Nov 2019) – Now Available!

Here are the schools to be used as testing centers in BAGUIO during the November 2019 Nursing Licensure Exam.

      • BAGUIO CENTRAL SCHOOL (Address : YANDOC ST, BAGUIO CITY)
      • JOSEFA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Address : YANDOC ST, BAGUIO CITY)
      • LUCBAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Address : MAGSAYSAY AVE, BAGUIO CITY)
      • MABINI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Address : BAGONG BAYAN ST., BAGUIO CITY)
      • PINES CITY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Address : PALMA ST, BAGUIO CITY)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


CAGAYAN DE ORO: NLE Nursing Exam Room Assignment (Nov 2019) – Now Available!

Here is the school to be used as testing center in CDO during the November 2019 Nursing Licensure Exam.

      • EAST CITY CENTRAL SCHOOL (Address: LAPASAN, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


CEBU: NLE Nursing Exam Room Assignment (Nov 2019) – Now Available!

Here is the school to be used as testing center in CEBU during the November 2019 Nursing Licensure Exam.

      • UNIVERSITY OF CEBU – BANILAD CAMPUS (Address: 6000 GOV. M. CUENCO AVENUE, CEBU CITY)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


DAVAO: NLE Nursing Exam Room Assignment (Nov 2019) – Now Available!

Here are the schools to be used as testing centers in DAVAO during the November 2019 Nursing Licensure Exam.

  • MAA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Address: MAA ROAD, DAVAO CITY)
    • GRADE 7 BUILDING
    • GRADE 9 BUILDING A
    • GRADE 10 BUILDING
  •  STA. ANA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Address: SALES STREET, DAVAO CITY)
    • GRADE 8 BUILDING
    • GRADE 8 BUILDING

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


ILOILO: NLE Nursing Exam Room Assignment (Nov 2019) – Now Available!

Here is the school to be used as testing center in ILOILO during the November 2019 Nursing Licensure Exam.

      • JARO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Address : CUARTERO ST., JARO, ILOILO CITY, ILOILO)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


LEGAZPI: NLE Nursing Exam Room Assignment (Nov 2019) – Now Available!

Here is the school to be used as testing center in LEGAZPI during the November 2019 Nursing Licensure Exam.

      • BICOL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF SCIENCE (Address : LEGAZPI CITY)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


LUCENA: NLE Nursing Exam Room Assignment (Nov 2019) – Now Available!

Here is the school to be used as testing center in LUCENA during the November 2019 Nursing Licensure Exam.

      •  ST. ANNE COLLEGE LUCENA, INC. (Address : DIVERSION ROAD, BRGY GULANG-GULANG, LUCENA CITY)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


PAGADIAN: NLE Nursing Exam Room Assignment (Nov 2019) – Now Available!

Here is the school to be used as testing center in PAGADIAN during the November 2019 Nursing Licensure Exam.

      •  ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL – JUNIOR HIGH (Address : BARANGAY STA. MARIA, PAGADIAN CITY)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


TACLOBAN: NLE Nursing Exam Room Assignment (Nov 2019) –Now Available!

Here is the school to be used as testing center in TACLOBAN during the November 2019 Nursing Licensure Exam.

      • LEYTE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Address : LINO GONZAGA AVE., TACLOBAN CITY)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


TUGUEGARAO: NLE Nursing Exam Room Assignment (Nov 2019) Now Available!

Here is the school to be used as testing center in TUGUEGARAO during the November 2019 Nursing Licensure Exam.

      • LINAO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Address: BRGY LINAO, TUGUEGARAO CITY, CAGAYAN)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


ZAMBOANGA: NLE Nursing Exam Room Assignment (Nov 2019) Now Available! 

Here is the school to be used as testing center in ZAMBOANGA during the November 2019 Nursing Licensure Exam.

      • DON PABLO LORENZO MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL (Address: GOVERNOR RAMOS, STA. MARIA, ZAMBOANGA CITY)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


Nursing Board Exam Coverage

Registered Nurses (RN) are expected to put a focus on nursing care as a means to promote health, prevent diseases and illnesses, provide curative and rehabilitative care, and in dire times when recovery is no longer possible, to alleviate suffering of the patient towards a peaceful death.

As such, the Philippine Nurse Licensure Examination tests competencies of examinees related to eleven (11) key areas of responsibility contained in the Competency Standards of Nursing Practices in the Philippines. These 11 areas of competencies are as follows.

I. PATIENT CARE COMPETENCIES

  • 1. Safe and Quality Nursing Care
  • 2. Communication
  • 3. Collaboration and Teamwork
  • 4. Health Education

II. EMPOWERING COMPETENCIES

  • 5. Legal Responsibilities
  • 6. Ethico-Moral-Spiritual Responsibilities
  • 7. Personal and Professional Development

III. ENABLING COMPETENCIES

  • 8. Management of Resources and Environment
  • 9. Records Management

IV. ENHANCING COMPETENCIES

  • 10. Research
  • 11. Quality Improvement

The NLE tests the examinee’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes in major subject areas such as:

  • Fundamentals of Nursing including Professional Adjustments
  • Maternal and Child Nursing
  • Community Health and Communicable Disease Nursing
  • Nursing of Adolescents, Adults and Aged,
  • Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing

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

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

Nursing Exam Requirements by PRC

According to the PRC rules, to be eligible to take the Nursing licensure exam, applicants are required to comply with and to submit the following requirements.

  1. Graduate of BS Nursing in a duly-recognized school in the Philippines;
  2. Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Office (PSA), formerly NSO;
  3. Marriage Contract, for married female applicants, issued by the Philippine Statistics Office (PSA), formerly NSO;
  4. Transcript of Records with scanned picture and Remarks “For Board Examination Purposes”
  5. Duly-notarized copies of the summary of Related Learning Experience (RLE) and OR & DR cases
  • Minor Scrubs – 3
  • Delivery Room Handled – 3
  • Assisted – 3
  • Cord Dressing – 3
  • If under CMO 30 – Certificate of Undertaking
  • Notarized Certificate of Undertaking (CMO #14 Series of 2009 )

The full exam fee is P900.00. For Conditional or Removal examinees, the exam fee is P450.00.


Prayer for Nursing Board Exam Takers

Seek divine refuge and inspiration in this prayer below to help you prepare for the board exam.

“Almighty Father,

Guide me and be with me as I take this exam

Inspire me to be calm, confident, and clever.

Help me concentrate and clear my mind

Remove anxiety and relieve me of stress.

Grant me the wisdom to remember what I studied

And discernment to know the answers that are right.

Provide me courage and strength to pass this challenge

So I can conquer this once-in-a-lifetime exam.

I lay down before you my nerves and fears

Endow me with your peace and warm my heart.

I fervently pray for my success in this exam

All for the glory of Your name.

Amen.”


Useful PRC Links and Board Exam Resources


One thought on “(Nov 2019) ROOM ASSIGNMENT: NLE Nursing Licensure Exam”

  1. Em alf says:

    Two days prior before posting Manila room assignment? So in case you have problem with room assignment,PRC could handle the problem in two days?

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