The Performance of the Nursing Schools in the

Topics: Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing Pages: 29 (9286 words) Published: December 12, 2006
THE PERFORMANCE OF THE NURSING SCHOOLS IN THE
PRC NURSING BOARD EXAMINATIONS

A Thesis Presented to
The Faculty of the College of Nursing
Our Lady of Fatima University

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the
Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing

By

Murielle Vissia O. Ramos

October 2006

APPROVAL SHEET

This thesis entitled THE PERFORMANCE OF THE NURSING SCHOOLS IN THE PRC NURSING BOARD EXAMINATIONS prepared and submitted by Murielle Vissia O. Ramos in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing has been examined and PASSED the ORAL EXAMINATION.

MS. MANUELA SESILLE G. VICENCIO, MS BIOLOGY
Thesis Adviser

Accepted and approved in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

LURCELI SANTOS, RN, MAN
Dean, College of Nursing

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The researcher would like to acknowledge the support and participation of numerous individuals who have made their contribution, big and small, in the creation of this endeavor.
To Ms. Manuela Cecille G. Vicencio, my thesis adviser, for pulling together my words and giving structure to my work. Her help has been invaluable, my sincere gratitude and appreciation.
Thank you to my family, for the courage and strength to finish what I've started.

Every man's work shall be made manifest.
Bible, 1 Corinthians iii. 13

THESIS ABSTRACT

Title :THE PERFORMANCE OF THE NURSING SCHOOLS IN THE PRC NURSING BOARD EXAMINATIONS

Author :RAMOS, MURIELLE VISSIA O.

Type of Document:Thesis
Type of Publication:Unpublished
Host/Accrediting Institution, Address, Region:
Our Lady of Fatima University
College of Nursing
Valenzuela City
CHED-NCR (Private)
Key Words: Performance, Nursing Schools, PRC Nursing Board Examination Abstract:
The purpose of this study is to determine the quality of education found in newly opened schools by comparing their PRC Nursing Board Examination results and passing averages. Specifically, it seeks to answer the following questions:

1. What are the PRC Nursing Board passing averages of nursing schools in Metro Manila? 2. Is there a significant decline in the quality of education being offered by these schools? 3. What measures are the government employing to control the decline in the number of board passers? Summary of Findings

From the data yielded by the instruments, the researcher summarized the following:
1. There has been a shocking increase in the number of nursing students as seen in the number of examinees (nursing graduates) in the PRC Nursing Board Examinations for a period of 8 years—1999-2006.

2. With this increase in nursing students comes an influx of newly-opened schools which offer nursing as a course.
3. The increase in the number of nursing students does not mean an increase in the quality of education provided by these newly opened nursing schools. This is manifested in the results of the PRC Nursing Board Examinations.

4. CHED also had to closely monitor the newly opened schools to make sure they adhere to the requirements they have set. Conclusions
In the light of the findings, the following conclusions are derived:
1. The quality of education provided by newly opened nursing schools have suffered in a move to take advantage of the business opportunity presented by the influx of aspiring nurses.
2. The number of nursing students grew considerably over the years due to the demand for nurses in rich countries like the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.
3. The demand for nursing as a course grew apace with an increase in the number of nursing schools.
4. The quality of newly-opened schools comes into question as the results of the PRC Nursing Board Examinations decline over the years with...

Bibliography: Figure 2. Deployment of Filipino Nurses, 1994-2003 Source: Galvez-Tan, J. (2006)
As more and more Filipinos take up nursing to be able to work abroad and earn dollars, the study of nursing has become a very profitable business
Table 2. Outstanding Performance by Nursing Schools with
Average Board Passing Rate of 80% and Above for the Last Five Years (2000-2004)
12 NCR University of the East Ramon Magsaysay – MMC 33 90.57
Source: Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (2005)
Table 3. Schools with Less Than Five Years of Board Performance (2004)

Source: The Manila Times, 2006
Based on the information stated above and on the Excel spreadsheet downloadable at the CHED website (http://www.ched.gov.ph/statistics/index.html), the author has made the graph below to establish a trend
Source: The Manila Times, 2006
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