OFFICIAL RESULTS: November 2018 NLE nursing board exam list of passers, top 10

MANILA, Philippines - The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board of Nursing (BoN) released official results of November 2018 nurse licensure examination (NLE) or nursing board exam on TODAY, December 7, 2018 or in 14 working days after the exam. The complete list of passers, top 10 (topnotchers), top performing schools and performance of schools are available on this page as announced online.

UPDATE:  4,811 out of 12,033 (39.98%) passed the Nurse Licensure Examination.

"The results of examination with respect to two (2) examinees were withheld pending final determination of their liabilities under the rules and regulations governing licensure examination," PRC said.

"Pursuant to PRC Resolution No. 2004-223 dated July 19, 2004, results of examinations are final and request for reconsideration of failing grades is not allowed," PRC added.

PRC administered the nursing board exam on Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18, 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 Glenda S. Arquiza, Chairman; Carmelita C. Divinagracia, Gloria B. Arcos, Cora A. Anonuevo, Carfredda P. Dumlao and Florence C. Cawaon, Members.


From December 19, 2018 to January 11, 2019, registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be done on-line. Please go to and follow instructions for initial registration.

Those who will register are required to bring the following:
  • Notice of admission
  • downloaded duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • notice of admission (for identification only)
  • 2 pieces passport sized pictures (colored with white background and complete name tag)
  • 2 sets of documentary stamps
  • 1 piece short brown envelope
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.”


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 November 2018 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 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. 2017-1068 and Pursuant to Section 7 (d) of R.A. No. 8981, the target release of NLE results is on Friday, December 7, 2018 or in fourteen (14) working days after the exam.

The results day falls in 19 calendar days. The computed number of working days excludes 2 Saturdays and Sundays and 1 public holiday (Andres Bonifacio Day).

PRC Board News expects release of NLE results between December 3 (Monday) and December 7 (Friday) or in 10-14 working days after the exams.


In the November 2017 exams, results were announced in eleven (11) working days after the last day of exam. PRC named 5,875 out of 12,869 who passed the NLE. University of Santo Tomas (UST) dominated the schools with 100% passing rate. Raymund Kernell Balmaceda Manago of University of the Philippines (UP) - Manila aced the board with 89.00%.

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%.

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

Exam Date Total Examinees Total Passers Passing Rate Days before results release
June 2018 9,873 4,326 43.82% 9
November 2017 12,869 5,875 45.65% 11
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.

December 6, 2018 Update: NLE results are expected to be released on Friday, December 7, according to a reliable source.

December 7, 2018 Update: NLE results are out today!

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.

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 2018 NLE nursing board exam list of passers, top 10


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