ONLINE APPLICATION: November 2020 Nursing NLE Board Exam Schedule

Manila, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced the schedule of online application, as well as requirements for application in November 2020 Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE).

The board exams for Nurses, per recent announcement will be held on November 22 and 23, 2020 at designated testing locations in NCR/ Manila, Zamboanga and all Regional Offices nationwide.

Name of ExaminationDate/s of ExamDay/sPlaceOpening of Online ProcessingDeadline of Filing
NursesNovember 22 & 23Su, MoNCR, All Regional Offices, ZamboangaAugust 21, 2020October 19, 2020

See Also: How to Pass Licensure Exam? Tips from Board Passers

Update May 8, 2020: PRC announced the new/re-scheduled dates of all postponed/cancelled board exams from March to June 2020 due to Enhanced Community Quanrantine brought by COVID-19 pandemic.

Likewise, those applicants who already have filed their application for examination and issued the Notice of Admission (NOA) will no longer be required to file a new application.

See Also: When is the New Date(s) of Cancelled/ Postponed PRC Board Exams on March & April 2020?


Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 922 dated March 8, 2020 declaring a state of public health emergency throughout the country,  and  the recommendations of the Department of Health (DOH) and Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease to prohibit mass gatherings, PRC has cancelled board exams scheduled on March and April 2020.

Likewise, for appointments set from March 17, 2020 to April 12, 2020, they will be accommodated upon resumption on April 13, 2020.

President Duterte on March 6, 2020, announced that the government is inclined towards the extension of Enhanced Community Quanrantine until April 30, 2020. If this is the case, May 2020 board exams are likely to be affected.

PRC advised to stay tuned for further announcements on whether the May 2020 board exams will push through or be postponed on later dates.


Applicants are likewise advised to apply online via or before going to the venue. Applicants are also encouraged to pay through UCPB (over-the-counter), Land Bank (i-access), or PayMaya.

For first timers in PRC online application, you may also want to read the step-by-step guide.


PRC also reminds applicants to secure all requirements before proceeding to PRC centers for further processing of applications and also avoid further inconvenience.

  • NSO / PSA Birth Certificate
  • NSO / PSA Marriage Contract (for married female applicants)
  • Transcript of Records with scanned picture and Remarks “For Board Examination Purposes” (first timers and repeaters)
  • Payment of P900.00 – complete
  • Payment of P450.00 – conditioned / removal
  • *Summary of Related Learning Experience (RLE)
  • *Operating Room
    • Minor Scrubs – 3
    • Delivery Room Handled – 3
    • Assisted – 3
    • Cord Dressing – 3
    • If under CMO 30 – Certificate of Undertaking
    • Notarized Certificate of Undertaking (CMO #14 Series of 2009 )

The requirements and details posted above are based on the list of documentary requirements to accompany an application to take licensure examination for Nurses courtesy of the Professional Regulation Commission.


The 2020  NLE 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 BoN, the test 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.


    In the most recent NLE held on November 2019, 7,627 out of 13,816 (55.20%) examinees passed. Shaina Kei Cruiz Watanabe from Davao Doctors College, Inc. ranked first in the exams garnering a rating of 89.60% followed by Ansherina Santiago Awatin from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila having 89.00%. Three (3) universities shared the top spot in the top performing schools list having 100% passing rate, namely, University of Santo Tomas (UST), Saint Louis University and De La Salle Medical and Health Science Institute.

    On June 2019 Nursing board exams, 5,059 out of 9,691 (52.20%) examinees passed. Jeremiah Paula Austria Caceres from Angeles University Foundation and Almira Louise Olete Hinsoy from West Visayas State University – La Paz shared the top spot in the list of topnotchers, for having 87.40% rating. West Visayas State University – La Paz, Xavier University and Silliman University clinched the top spot in the list of top performing schools for having 100% overall passing rate.

    During the NLE November 2018, 4,811 out of 12,033 (39.98%) examinees passed. Jennifer Jacob Quirante from University of Santo Tomas ranked first in the exams garnering a rating of 87.80% followed by Kathryn Angelie Agustin Bugho from Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation having 86.80%. University of Santo Tomas topped the top performing schools list having all of its examinees passed followed by Saint Louis University having 98.52% overall passing rate.

    In June 2018 NLE, 4,326 out of 9,873 (42.82%) examinees passed. Mark Tristan Pangilinan Bobosa from University of Pangasinan ranked first in the exams garnering 87.60% followed by Andrew Rey Lao Del Fierro and Philip Gabriel Gillegao Gimotea from Xavier University, both having 87.20% rating. West Visayas State University – La Paz, Velez College and Xavier University shared the first spot in the top performing schools category, all having 100% overall passing rate.

    During November 2017 exams, 5,875 out of 12,869 (45.65%) examinees passed. Raymund Kernell Balmaceda Mañago from University of the Philippines – Manila topped the exams having 89.00% rating followed by Veronica Louise Ganalon Necor from University of Santo Tomas garnering 88.80%. In the top performing schools category, UST ranked first having all of its 300 examinees passed or 100% overall passing rate followed by Saint Louis University having 99.39% passing rate.

    During June 2017 NLE, 3,882 out of 11,176 (34.74%) examinees passed. Mary Angelie Cardente Cabañez from West Visayas State University – La Paz ranked first in the exams garnering 86.20% rating followed by Nona Casey Dela Serna Baring from Cebu Normal University having 85.20%. Xavier University was the top performing school having 100.00% overall passing rate followed by West Visayas State University – La Paz having 99.21%.

    On November 2016 NLE, 6,836 out of 14,322 (47.73%) examinees passed. Eric Carolino Jacinto from Saint Louis University and Faith Calzado Rutagines ranked first in the exams garnering 86.60% rating. They were followed by Benedict Mark Magat Bunal from University of the Philippines – Manila and Augustine Beth Dionisio Cortez from University of Santo Tomas having 86.20%. University of Santo Tomas and Benguet State University – La Trinidad shared the top spot in the top performing schools’ list having all of its examinees passed or 100.00% overall passing rate.

    During June 2016 Nursing board exam, 6,183 out of 14,184 (43.59%) examinees passed. Bernard John Ezra IV Rafols Icamen from Cebu Normal University (Cebu State College) and Melissa Castor Malong from De La Salle University – Health Sciences Institute topped the exams garnering 87.20% rating. West Visayas State University – La Paz ranked first in the list of top performing schools having 100% overall passing rate followed by Bicol University Legazpi for having 89.02%.


    To receive fast and reliable news and announcements regarding the Nursing licensure exams for 2020, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website or follow us at our social media accounts via Facebook and Twitter.

    8 comments… add one
    • Unknown Apr 11, 2020 @ 1:30

      We are hoping na idelay nalang ang exam this may 2020. And mabigyan pa rin ng chance makapag review center ang mga examiners.

    • Sarah May 13, 2020 @ 10:47

      This is a fascinating field with regards to nursing. They are the ones who manage patients who experience hereditary issues. They are essentially responsible for playing out certain clinical methods on the patients. Nursing Assistant School

    • kate Aug 18, 2020 @ 8:22

      Hello po. naka 3x na po akong naka exam way back 1990's pwede pa po ba akong maka exam ulit since sinasabi mo nila na walang ng limit ang exam ng mursing ngayon. Sana po masagot po ninyo ang aking katanungan. ty po

    • Unknown Aug 25, 2020 @ 4:21

      Hello po, 2011 po ako grumaduate and nka 4 takes na po ako.. And i think 2013 po last exam q. Pwede pa po ba mgtake?

    • Unknown Aug 27, 2020 @ 5:53

      Di ko na maalala last ko na take. Parang 3 or 4x na ako bumagsak. 2006 first take ko po. May exam po ba online for NLE this year?

    • Anonymous Sep 2, 2020 @ 15:00

      HI 2010 po ako last nag take ng nle may i ask kung ano po requirements para makapag exam po ulit thanks

    • Unknown Sep 11, 2020 @ 13:37

      Hi my first and last take ko is 2009 once lang ako nag take sa clinic ako nagwoworl today pwede na ba ko ulit mag take?

    • Unknown Oct 1, 2020 @ 7:38

      Kapag po gusto Mag take ng board exam..magpapaalam sa university na pinag graduatan..kc daw pinapayagan ng university na magtake ng board.unless dapat dumaan ka san refreshments course kung saan ka gumaraduate

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