17,000 Filipino nurses banned in the US, Philippines' appeal hopeless.

@manong05 (5029)
Philippines
February 24, 2007 8:46pm CST
This is the headline in one of today's papers. I really feel sad for this 17,000 nurses who took the 2006 licensure exam where some unscrupulous individuals cheated. A great majority was affected not to mention the integrity of the nursing profession of the Philippines in the eyes of the world. Are you in favor of a retake of the licensure exam? Why and why not?
1 response
@bluewings (3857)
25 Feb 07
This is so unfair.Even the meritorious individuals who took the exam honestly ,hoping to serve the society or make a career in the health industry will pay for faults not their's.It's a shame that such exams are rigged by a counted few for personal gains and it affects innumerous individuals not responsible for this.In the past, it has happened in our country ,too,but at school levels where ,perhaps it's worse as it causes year loss to students and the anxious parents are left helpless.The reexamination seems the only plausible solution however,it's tough on the nurses taking it again.At least the meritorious nurses won't lose out with an exam.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
25 Feb 07
I think it's really unfair and those who passed in the first exam might fail in the retake,which will be very difficult to accept. But it seems there is no other choice to redeem the image of the tarnished image of the profession but to have a retake. Even then the damage done can never be undone.