Free Philippines Nurse Licensure Exam Training Boosts Test-Taker Passing Rate to Ninety Percent
Manila, PHI (May 28, 2023) - More than 200 prospective nurses who participated in a free Nurse Licensure Exam (NLE) Masterclass provided through the support of Health Carousel Philippines arrived at testing locations to begin the grueling two-day Philippines Regulation Commission nurse licensure examination. Two weeks later, on June 9, 90% of the training participants were delighted to learn they had passed. That's 16% better than the pass rate for all test takers.
"Thank you so much for allowing us to attend webinars like this. It really helps, especially with all the knowledgeable and professional speakers who gave us much-needed information. More, please! God bless."
The healthcare staffing agency Health Carousel Philippines funded and promoted the free, three-hour NLE Masterclass to prepare aspiring nursing students representing 70 schools across the Philippines. Ray A. Gapuz, Jr. DSc, DMgt, RN, USRN, and Academic Director and Curriculum Designer for the Ray A. Gapuz Review System led the Masterclass. Dr. Gapuz additionally holds a U.S. Master's of Education in Learning Design Technology from The Pennsylvania State University.
The high pass rate of NLE Masterclass participants contributes 35 additional licensed RNs to care for patients in the Philippines and abroad. And this is critically important when a reported 40 percent of nurses in private hospitals have resigned since the pandemic began.
The training held in November marks the fifth NLE Masterclass sponsored by Health Carousel Philippines since the spring of 2021. The five Masterclasses have provided over 10,000 hours of free training to 3,600+ nurses seeking entry into the profession.
Attendees of the Masterclass were all very grateful for the free training and test-taking advice. One attendee who passed the NLE exam commented, "Thank you so much for allowing us to attend webinars like this. It really helps, especially with all the knowledgeable and professional speakers who gave us much-needed information. More, please! God bless."
A Corporate Remedy for a National Nursing Shortage
The Philippines is currently facing a shortage of nurses and other healthcare professionals as they continue to seek employment in other industries offering higher pay, move away from the bedside owing to the pandemic, and migrate and seek jobs overseas. These forces are key contributors to a shortfall of around 194,000 healthcare workers, according to the Philippines Department of Health (DOH).
Health Carousel Philippines and Health Carousel, LLC, has a history of seeking out and creating programs such as this NLE Masterclass to develop and grow the supply of nurses in the Philippines and across the globe. It's part of their corporate culture, and collectively these efforts make up their joint "Light the Way" initiative that focuses on global nursing sustainability, ethical recruitment, and professional development. A few of their other corporate nurse sustainability endeavors include nursing faculty development scholarships, need-based scholarships, and nursing recognition programs.