FULL RESULTS: November 2017 NLE nursing board exam passers list, top 10

MANILA, Philippines - (Updated December 12) The November 2017 nurse licensure examination (NLE) or nursing board exam results, which include the complete list of passers, top 10 (topnotchers), top performing schools and performance of schools are released online on December 12, or in eleven (11) working days after the exam.

List of Passers: November 2017 NLE Results Nursing Board Exam

UPDATE: 5,875 out of 12,869 (45.65%) passed the exams.

The nursing board exam was administered on Saturday and Sunday, November 25 and 26, in Manila, all regional offices nationwide (Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao) and Zamboanga.

The members of the Board of Nursing who gave the licensure examination are Carmelita C. Divinagracia, Officer-In-Charge; Gloria B. Arcos, Carfredda P. Dumlao, Glenda S. Arquiza, Florence C. Cawaon and Cora A. Añonuevo, Members.



From January 3 to 9, registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be done on-line. Please go to www.prc.gov.ph and follow instructions for initial registration.

Those who will register are required to bring the following:

  • Notice of admission
  • duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • 2 pieces passport size pictures (colored with white background and complete name tag)
  • 2 sets of documentary stamps

Pursuant to Section 16, of Republic Act No. 9173, “all successful candidates in the examination shall be required to take an oath of professional before the Board or any government official authorized to administer oaths prior to entering upon the nursing practice.”


NLE's verification of ratings (passers, non-passers and removal) can be done online.

Visit PRC's "Verification of Rating" service and enter the required information to verify your identity. Note that this will be available in few working days after the release of results.

NOTE: If you have 'Jr" name suffix, please add it after your FIRST NAME (i.e Eduardo Jr ) to avoid 'no matching record found' error.


The two-day exam covered competencies in relation to the 11 key areas of responsibility contained in the Competency Standards of Nursing Practice in the Philippines. These areas are categorized as follows: patient care, empowering, enabling and enhancing competencies.

The five (5) parts of the NLE are the following:
  • Nursing Practice I (Community Health Nursing)
  • Nursing Practice II (Care of Healthy/At Risk Mother and Child)
  • Nursing Practice III ((Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alternations - Part A)
  • Nursing Practice IV ((Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alternations - Part B)
  • Nursing Practice V ((Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alternations - Part C)


According to PRC Resolution No. 2016-1019, the target release date of NLE or nursing board exam results is on Friday, December 15, 2017 or in fourteen (14) working days after the exam.

In the same period last year, NLE results were released in twelve (12) working days after the exam. A total of 6,836 out of 14,322 passed the examinations. University of Santo Tomas (UST) and Benguet State University - La Trinidad topped the schools with 100% passing rate. Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) - Lucban and Saint Louis University (SLU) were among the top performing schools. SLU graduate Eric Carolino Jacinto and UST's Faith Calzado Rutagines topped the board with identical average grade of 86.60%.

In the November 2015 exams, results were out online in twenty-four (24) working days. PRC named 9,114 out of 18,500 who have passed the tests. UST, Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) - Batac and Xavier University got 100% passing rate. Alyssa Claire Anguren Almo from Remedios T. Romualdez Foundation, Suha Canlas Hassan Magdy Mohammed Ibrahim of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) and Alyssa May Bringas Madriaga from UST aced the board with 86.40%.

We advise examinees to monitor release of results starting December 11 (Monday) until December 20 (Wednesday) or in 10-17 working days after the exams.

Here's the statistics of Philippine nursing board exam results:

Exam Date Total Examinees Total Passers Passing Rate Days before results release
June 2017 11,176 3,882 34.74% 8
November 2016 14,322 6,836 47.73% 12
June 2016 14,184 6,183 43.59% 9
November 2015 18,500 9,114 49.26% 24
May 2015 17,891 9,707 54.26% 16
November 2014 26,690 15,292 57.29% 29
May 2014 29,188 11,225 38.46% 23


The Summit Express has partnered with PRC Board News to deliver updates before the official release of NLE results.

We will update this page once we got reliable information from our sources. In the previous board exams, takers can expect exact release date of results by always visiting this site.

December 1, 2017 Update: Reliable source for the release of NLE results, Dr. Carl Balita shared his riddle for the most probable date of judgement day for recent NLE takers.

"When the identical sum up to two and the number of sunrises align anew, the privilege to care shall be revealed in view...then the DREAM and the DREAMER is ONE in you."

December 12, 2017 Update: NLE results are expected to be released this week or possible tomorrow, December 13. [ Results are out online.]

It's also possible that PRC will release results on earlier date than our expected timeline if there's an improvement in the PRC system of checking of results.

Bookmark this page now and share the good news to all takers of recent nurse board exam.

— The Summit Express

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