May 2021 NLE nursing board exam postponed, new schedule announced

MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Thursday, April 22, the postponement of the May 2021 Nurses Licensure Examinations (NLE) or nursing board exam.
May 2021 NLE nursing board exam postponed, new schedule announced

PRC cited the request of the Philippine Nursing Association (PNA) to postpone the exam due to the recent increase of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and conveyed that its utmost consideration is the safety of the future Nurses and all those who will be involved in the conduct of the NLE.

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"Founded on the basis of the health and safety of all the examinees and examination personnel, the Professional Regulatory Board of Nursing (Board) and the Licensure Office deemed it necessary to recommend the postponement of the May 2021 NLE and to reschedule the same to a later date," PRC resolution 1350 reads.

The NLE will be rescheduled to November 21 and 22, 2021.

2021-1350 PRC by TheSummitExpress on Scribd

Cancelled board exams

All board exams scheduled for May have been postponed, including Civil Engineers (CE), Dentist, Chemical Engineer (ChemEng), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Dental Hygienists.

READ: LIST: 2021 postponed PRC board exams, new schedule

Since the start of the pandemic, PRC continues to postpone most of the board exams in line with the mandate of the government to prohibit mass gatherings and to avoid spread of disease. Oher health-related board exams pushed through as the country needs workforce to fight the crisis.

In October last year, PRC said they are preparing for technology-based examination or online/computerized board exams.

“We might be able to start with the smaller boards, which will be more manageable,” PRC Chairman Teofilo Pilando Jr. said during the Senate hearing.

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For further queries and concerns, you may email Licensure Division at and

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