Creation of a Policy for National Nursing Admission Test.

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Are you planning to take up nursing? Or are you planning to send your child, niece, nephew or relative to nursing school? Don't you know that there are about 80, 000 to 100, 000 number of unemployed nurses as of 2008. This figure is huge and is expected to have increased today.

Nursing education is the stepping stone to nursing practice. It is an important aspect in molding future nurses to become efficient, effective and globally competitive. According to Divinagracia (2006), Filipino nurses are in high demand worldwide due to the standardized and unified BSN curriculum in the Philippines. Sadly, this demand is driving the academic sector to come up with new programs that also fit the contemporary age and needs.

Divinagracia (2006) continued to present an awful statistic, the decrease in the number of passers in the Nursing Licensure Examination; from 54% in 2001, it has steadily declined to 46% then to 43 % for the following year and in 2003 respectively. Another issue is on unemployment and underemployment is very common today.  These data is alarming to the nursing profession. Due to these scenario, there is a need to propose a National Nursing Admission Test to address the above emerging concerns.

The purpose of this proposal is to facilitate in determining those that are really qualified to become future nurses. Additionally, it will aid to regulate the number of those who wish to enrol nursing and its graduates. Finally, it will help preserve the quality of graduates the Philippines is producing. In return, this will help in the realization of efficient, effective and globally competitive nurses who will help promote the best and quality nursing care. This proposal is apart from the admission criteria that the Schools of Nursing are requiring.

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