Over Three Hundred Attend Free Philippines Nurse Licensure Exam Training
Manila, PHI (November 4, 2023) - More than 300 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 December 2, 92% of the training participants were delighted to learn they had passed. That's 13% better than the pass rate for all test takers.
"This training built awareness of the possible board exam questions and an analysis of the tricky questions. A great webinar for us nurses to be prepared for the upcoming boards." - feedback from participant
The three-hour NLE Masterclass had registrants from over 50 nursing schools across the Philippines. Gicar Magbanua RN, MN, USRN, HAAD-RN, and CEO and founder of Mind Web Academy, who led the training, clearly did an excellent job, as 100% of post-training survey respondents said they would recommend the training to others.
The elevated pass rate of NLE Masterclass participants contributes a calculated 36 additional licensed RNs to care for patients in the Philippines and abroad. This is critically important, as a reported 40 percent of nurses in private hospitals have resigned since the pandemic began.
The training held in November marks the sixth NLE Masterclass sponsored by Health Carousel Philippines since the spring of 2021. The Masterclasses have provided nearly 12,000 hours of free training to almost 4,000 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, "This training built awareness of the possible board exam questions and an analysis of the tricky questions. A great webinar for us nurses to be prepared for the upcoming boards."
A Corporate Remedy for a National Nursing Shortage
The Philippines currently faces 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.