UPDATES: May & November 2021 Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE) Schedule

MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has released the schedule of the 2021 Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE) through PRC Resolution No. Resolution No. 1283 Series of 2020 entitled “Schedule of Licensure Exams for the Year 2021”.

Update as of May 3, 2021: NLE May 2021 was now moved at an earlier date, now on July 2021. See the full details here.

Update as of April 22, 2021: NLE May 2021 has been postponed! Read the full announcement here.

The 2021 licensure exams for aspiring Registered Nurses (RN) will be held at PRC testing centers located at the National Capital Region (NCR), Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.

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.

Is the May 2021 NLE cancelled/ postponed?

Yes, the May 2021 NLE has been postponed to July 2021.

On March 26, 2021, the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has allowed the conduct of board exams scheduled on May up to June 2021.

2021 Nursing Licensure Exam/ NLE Schedule

ProgramOld ScheduleNew Schedule
NurseMay 30 & 31, 2021November 21 & 22, 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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14 comments… add one
  • Ginadine Lapiña Apr 7, 2021 @ 9:28

    Hi po, hindi po ba postponed ang NLE 2021?thank you

  • Hilda karay-Abig Apr 22, 2021 @ 17:56

    Updated nursing board exam this coming may,2021 if not cancelled?

  • Nin Crausus May 3, 2021 @ 18:38

    How about the filing schedule?

  • mj May 3, 2021 @ 19:21

    postponed din po ba filing for NLE July 3-4,2021 exam?

  • Allan Boy Reyes Queano May 10, 2021 @ 7:38

    Kelan ba tlaga ang NLE? NOVEMBER b I July? At hirap kasi magugulat k b lng exam na pla? Yung NOA yun PA Ren ang gagamitin I mgproprovide NG bago? My proctor kasi na strict, salamat

  • marife palabay santos May 19, 2021 @ 7:50

    Extend din b deadline ng filling?

  • Salimah B.Acmad May 24, 2021 @ 17:53

    pa update po ng NLE filling

  • Alma May 27, 2021 @ 21:54

    Tuloy na po ba ung exam ngayong july 3-4?

  • Maricres Doller Jun 7, 2021 @ 19:45

    Saan po na link makikita ang list of examinees phoe in tacloban?

  • Rodel Daus Jun 17, 2021 @ 0:30

    Tuloy po ba Ang board exam Ng NLE sa July 3-4 at kailangan po ba may ipakita na swabtest negative at yon dati pa ba na moa Ang ipakikita salamat po sa respont ninyo

  • april rose Jun 21, 2021 @ 13:07

    hi paano po process ng pagkuha ng exam ng nursing ngaun dahil sa pandemic d ko po alam panu mgstart ulitplzz help gusto ko kase mgexam ulit ngaun nov.09156229814

  • Rudilyn Ruiz Palmes Jun 22, 2021 @ 22:31

    Goodevening po,
    Since di po ako nakasali sa First batch ngayong July , ano po gagawin para makasali this second batch Nov.?Apply at update requirements po ba?
    Thank you po,

  • Gehnny ortaleza Jul 20, 2021 @ 11:50

    Goodam po ask ko lng kong my exam pa ng nle ngaung november at kelan ang filling kng my exam ng november please thank u

  • Ginadine Lapiña Jul 25, 2021 @ 20:42

    Hi po, kailan ang filing para sa November NLE exam?

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