4,580 Filipino nurses sought US jobs in 2014

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A total of 4,580 Philippine-educated nurses took the US National Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for the first time in 2014 in the hopes of obtaining gainful employment in America, a lawmaker said on Sunday. House Assistant Majority Leader Rep. Gerald Anthony Gullas Jr. of Cebu said that the figure is 13.5 percent higher compared to 2013 when 4,034 Filipino nurses who took the NCLEX for the first time. “A growing number of Filipino nursing graduates are taking the NCLEX so they can add having passed the exam to their credentials when they apply for jobs elsewhere, not necessarily because they expect to get hired by US hospitals anytime soon,” said Gullas, who is vice chairman of the House committee on higher and technical education.

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  1. Yes, 4,580 took the exams.. but how many passed? If the passing rate for the local exams is below 50%, what do you think of their chances of passing NCLEX? Please post the whole data so that we can have a balanced view of what’s really happening.
    Thank you.