OFFICIAL RESULTS: November 2017 NLE nursing board exam list of passers

MANILA, Philippines – (Updated December 12) The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board of Nursing (BoN) released results of November 2017 nurse licensure examination (NLE) or nursing board exam on December 12, or in eleven (11) working days after the exam. The official list of passers, top 10 (topnotchers), top performing schools and performance of schools are available on this page as announced online.

UPDATE: 5,875 out of 12,869 passed the exams.

PRC administered the nursing board exam 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, 2018, registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be done online. Please go to 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


According 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.”


The November 2017 nursing board exam has drawn basic knowledge, skills and attitudes in the major subject areas i.e. Fundamentals of Nursing including Professional Adjustments, Maternal and Child Nursing, Community Health and Communicable Disease Nursing, Nursing of Adolescents, adults and aged and Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing.

The examination has tested 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:

1. Patient Care Competencies (safe and quality nursing care, communication, collaboration and teamwork, health education)

2. Empowering Competencies (legal responsibilities, ethico-moral spiritual responsibilities and personal and professional development)

3. Enabling competencies (management of resources and enviromment and records management)

4. Enhancing competencies (research and quality improvement)

NLE is compposed of five (5) parts namely:
  • 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 and Pursuant to Section 7 (d) of R.A. No. 8981, the target release of NLE results is on Friday, December 15, 2017 or in fourteen (14) working days after the exam.

In the November 2016 exam, NLE results were released in twelve (12) working days after the exam. PRC named 6,836 out of 14,322 who have passed the exams. 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 aced the board with identical average grade of 86.60%.

In the November 2015 exams, results were announced online in twenty-four (24) working days. A total of 9,114 out of 18,500 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 topped the board with 86.40%.

PRC Board News expects release of NLE results between December 11 (Monday) and December 20 (Wednesday) or in 10-17 working days after the exams.

Here's the statistics of previous 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


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

PRC is expected to release results on earlier date as the total number of takers is fewer compared to previous examinations.

Note that the number of takers equates to the total number of days of checking the results.

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 on December 13-15. Good luck to all takers!

December 12, 2017 Second Update: NLE results are out online!

PRC Board News will update this page immediately once the results are out online. You may also monitor release of results on PRC's official website (

OFFICIAL RESULTS: November 2017 NLE nursing board exam list of passers


  1. Sana makapasa kapatid ko. This week na po ba ang NLE results?

  2. Good luck sa lahat. Pero kelan nga ba labas ng NLE result? hELLO PRC

  3. kELAN po release ng results PRC?

  4. Good luck po sa lahat! Malapit na!

  5. In Jesus name! Makapasa na nawa ang ATE KO

    1. Babagsak talaga ate mo, In Jesus name kasi. Dapat In Yahshua's name.

    2. Jesus is not the true name of our messiah. It is Yahshua.

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