May 2023 Nurse Licensure Exam (NLE) Results, List of Passers

The May 2023 Nurse Licensure Exam (NLE) results, including the complete list of passers, top 10 (topnotchers), and performance of schools, are released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Board of Nursing ten (10) working days after the last day of exams.

As announced, 10,764 out of 14,364 (74.94%) examinees successfully passed the exams.

The NLE was conducted on May 28-29, 2023, at testing centers in the National Capital Region, Baguio, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Koronadal, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Palawan, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, Zamboanga, and Palawan. The Board of Nursing is headed by its Chairman, Elsie A. Tee, and its members, Carmelita C. Divinagracia, Merle L. Salvani, Zenaida C. Gagno, Leah Primitiva S. Paquiz and Marylou B. Ong.

List of Passers

Here are the May 2023 Nursing Board Exam results as announced by the Professional Regulation Commission:

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
Held on May 28-29, 2023
Released on June 10, 2023

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Release of Results

According to PRC Resolution No. 1589 series of 2022 entitled “Schedule of the Licensure Exam for the Year 2023“, the Nurse Licensure Exam NLE May 2023 results will be released on Friday, June 9, 2023.

Meanwhile, the Nursing Board exam results in May 2023 may also be out earlier or later than the target release date. We advise everyone to bookmark this page and follow us on our social media channels for the freshest updates on results.

Schedule of Registration

The schedule of online appointments for issuance of Professional ID and Certificate of Registration for the new Certified Public Accountants will be held on the following date(s).

Date(s) of Registration: July 31, August 1-4, August 7-11, August 14-18, August 22-25 and August 29-31, 2023

Initial registrants are advised to register online via PRC official website and follow the steps in online registration. Here are the registration requirements:

  • Notice of Admission/NOA (for identification purposes only)
  • Duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • Two (2) pieces of passport-sized ID photos on white background with the complete name tag
  • Two (2) sets of documentary stamp
  • One (1) piece short brown envelope

PRC added that successful examinees should personally register and sign in to the Roster of Registered Professionals.

Verification of Rating

The verification of ratings and test results for the Nurse licensure exams given by the PRC Board of Nursing will be available online a few days after posting results.

Successful takers can refer to PRC official website and use the Verification Page to know their board examination passing rate.

As posted, a passer shall only provide the exam name, the date of examination, the application number, first name, last name, and the birthdate.

Oath-Taking Ceremonies

All successful examinees interested in attending the face-to-face mass oath-taking shall register no later than 12:00 NN of the day before the date of the oath-taking at to confirm their attendance.

Further, inductees shall bring ANY of the following on the day of the oath-taking:

  • Vaccination Card
  • Negative RT-PCR results took within 48 hours before the oath-taking

Inductees are advised to register and confirm their attendance in the regions where they took their licensure examination and intend to register as professionals.

The details and exact date(s) of whether the oath-taking will be conducted face-to-face or virtual/online will be provided here or on our FB page.

Coverage of Exams

The May 2023 Nursing licensure exam covered topics from community health nursing, care of healthy or at-risk mother and child, and care of clients with physiologic and psychosocial alterations.

As per the Board of Nursing, the tests draw basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the major subject areas, specifically in 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 also tests competencies in relation to the eleven (11) key areas of responsibility contained in the Competency Standards of Nursing Practice in the Philippines. Aforesaid key-areas are categorized as follows:

  • Patient Care Competencies
    • Safe and Quality Nursing Care
    • Communication
    • Collaboration and Teamwork
    • Health Education
  • Empowering Competencies
    • Legal Responsibilities
    • Ethico-Moral-Spiritual Responsibilities
    • Personal and Professional Development
  • Enabling Competencies
    • Management of Resources and Environment
    • Records Management
  • Enhancing Competencies
    • Research
    • Quality Improvement

Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Nutrition and Diet Therapy, and Parasitology and Microbiology are also integrated.

NLE Schedule

Shown below is the schedule of the 2023 Nurse licensure exams:

Date of ExamTesting LocationsStart of ApplicationDeadline of Application
May 28-29, 2023NCR, Baguio, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Calapan, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Koronadal, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Palawan, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, Zamboanga, and PalawanFebruary 28, 2023April 28, 2023
November 11-12, 2023NCR, Baguio, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Calapan, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Koronadal, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, Zamboanga, Kidapawan, and PalawanAugust 11, 2023October 12, 2023

Previous Exams

The Nursing Licensure Exam, or NLE, is one of the PRC-regulated exams with many examinees.

In the previous NLE held on November 2022, 18,529 out of 24,903 (74.40%) examinees passed. Abuigail Garganta Ramirez from Saint Paul University – Dumaguete ranked first garnering a rating of 90.00% followed by Jezrel Cabasis Alijid from West Visayas State University – La Paz and Melchor Flores Pimentel Jr. from. Saint Louis University, having 89.80%.

Here is the summary of results in previous years:

Month of ExamNo. of ExamineesNo. of PassersPassing Rate (%)
November 202224,90318,52974.40%
May 20229,7296,61668.00%
November 202111,8286,08651.45%
July 20217,7465,00864.65%
November 201913,8167,62755.20%
June 20199,6915,05952.20%
November 201812,0334,81139.98%
June 20189,8734,32643.82%
November 201712,8695,87545.65%


For those who want to clarify something, PRC advised to email them through the Licensure Exam Division at the below contacts:

To receive fast and reliable news and announcements regarding the Nurse Licensure Exam NLE for 2023, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website.

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307 comments… add one
  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2023 @ 20:39

    RN 2023 by November!!
    In Jesus name 🤍

  • Akixa Eulaine Denna Jun 10, 2023 @ 20:53


  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2023 @ 22:58

    Bagsak na naman ako buhay.

  • Anonymous Jun 13, 2023 @ 10:10

    Kailan po pwede malaman ang Ratings?

  • Anonymous Jun 19, 2023 @ 10:34

    Kelan po Oath Taking for Nursing?

  • Anonymous Jun 30, 2023 @ 18:46

    RN 2023!! 🤞🏻🤍✨✨

  • Anonymous Oct 3, 2023 @ 16:13

    RN by November 2023 ❤️❤️

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