17 December 2009 – A total of 117 examinees took the first-ever licensure examinations conducted by the Philippines Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) for nurses and midwives, according to the Philppine Consulate General in Hong Kong.
The examinations were held at the Bayanihan Center, Kennedytown, Hong Kong from December 12 to 13.
Of this number, 90 took the nurses exams while 27 took the midwifery exams.
The Nurses Examinations covered the following subjects: Nursing Practice I: Foundation of Nursing and Professional Nursing Practice; Nursing Practice II: Community Health Nursing and Care of the Mother and Child; and Nursing Practice III-V: Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alterations.
On the other hand, the 27 examinees for the Midwifery tests covered the following areas: Obstetrics, Fundamentals of Health Care, Infant Care and Feeding, Primary Health Care, Professional Growth and Development.
Commissioner Ruth Raña Padilla headed the PRC delegation along with Chairman of the Board of Nursing Carmencita M.. Abaquin and Chairman of the Board of Midwifery Alejandrino R. San Pedro. They were assisted by five other PRC officers.
The examinations were conducted in coordination with the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong, Filipino Nurses Association-Hong Kong and the Integrated Midwives of the Philippines-Hong Kong.
Source: Department of Foreign Affairs – Posted: 16 Dec 2009 05:32 PM PST