Postponed: May 2021 Nurse Licensure Exam (NLE)

MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has postponed the schedule of the May 2021 Nurse Licensure Exam (NLE) due to community quarantines.

The latter has been re-scheduled on November 21-22, 2021.

Update as of May 5, 2021: May 2021 Nurse Licensure Exam to push through on July 3-4, 2021. See the full details here.

The June 2021 licensure exam for aspiring Nurses was set to be held at PRC testing centers located at the National Capital Region (NCR), Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.

To quote from the PRC official announcement,

Due to the unpredictable circumstances and continued restrictions brought by the extended community Pursuant to Resolution No. 1350 (s. 2021), the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) informs the public that the May 30 and 31, 2021 and November 20 and 21, 2021 Nurses Licensure Examinations have been rescheduled to November 21 and 22, 2021.

Source: PRC

Several board exams scheduled on first quarter of 2021 were cancelled and re-scheduled (see below) due to COVID-19 pandemic. However, there were also licensure exams that pushed through following a strict health and safety protocols imposed by the commission. Among are the board exams for Medical Technologists/ MTLE, Social Workers, Veterinarians and Physicians/ PLE.

2021 Nurse Licensure Exam Schedule

Shown below is the new schedule for 2021 NLE.

ProgramOld ScheduleNew Schedule
NurseMay 30 & 31, 2021July 3 & 4, 2021
NurseNovember 20 & 21, 2021November 21 & 22, 2021

Source: PRC (This table will be immediately updated should there be further changes on board exams postponement/cancellations.)

PRC has released the schedule of board exams for the year 2021 on November 2020 through Resolution No. 1283 Series of 2020. These includes the opening of online processing, deadline of filing, target release of results, among other important announcements.


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

To receive fast and reliable news and announcements regarding the Nurse Licensure Examinations for 2021 including the updated dates of online processing, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website.

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5 comments… add one
  • Cecil Mertola May 6, 2021 @ 22:59

    Hello po. Ask ko lang po if pwede pang magfile NLE Exam? Thank u po

  • Carolyn May 13, 2021 @ 19:22

    Pwede pa po ba magfile para sa july 3,4 ?

    • Allan Boy Reyes Queano Jun 23, 2021 @ 20:30

      Kelan b tlga any exam NG NLE? July 3-4 ba o Nov.?

  • Allan Boy Reyes Queano Jun 13, 2021 @ 9:45

    Kelan po tlga Ang NLE? JULY ba or November? Clarify q lng.. Thnx

  • aez Jul 18, 2021 @ 11:35

    kailan po start ng nle board exam application for nov 2021

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