Yes, we passed the board exam (I’m Proud to say that) but the entire thing doesn’t end in just passing the board exam. Passing the alleged exam doesn’t mean that you have to stand there and wait until your superiors processed your papers and give your license after, passing the NLE have more obstacles before you can say that you are now a real nurse.
Oath Taking intercedes after the result of the NLE and of course we are so excited for that special day. But the foreseen process of application is not a joke as we never anticipated that it is full of obstacles before you could claim your ticket for the program and be a member of Philippine Nurses Association (as they’re the one who facilitates it).
We decided to go to PNA last Monday (September 6, 2010) and we all agreed to go there earlier so we can accomplish things early too. So we left by 5:00 a.m. and arrived in our destination by 6:00 a.m. but we are so surprised of the long line before you could be entertained and have the papers you’ll need and due to that long line the facilitator announced that they can only accommodate 1200 applicants and so we’re bring to a halt and never filed our application that day.
So it is a lesson learned, so we went to PNA 3 hours earlier and get there by 3 o’clock in the morning the day after, September 7, 2010 yet we’re still surprised as a lot of fresh passers are already there for the line and luckily we in the range of 200-300 as of headcount. Application Forms and Numbers for sequences were given by 6 a.m. and amazingly, the process is quite swift and the only barrier is the big number of students that makes the place crowded.
We finished the whole course by 10 a.m. and what a blast when I’m finally done, I also said “O Ayan! Member nako nang PNA! Mag o-oath taking na ko, natapos ko ang application dito, pwede nang umiyak!” (Well see! I’m a member of PNA now! I’ll be having my oath taking soon, I finished the process of application here, and we can now shed our tears of joy!)
Well, it is a series of steps before you could say that you are a real nurse and it’s very relieving that you are achieving those steps and you can leisurely feel that you are going to be a real nurse someday.
By now, all we have to do is to wait for our hope-to-be last process which is the PRC application for the license and though the application will be this hard, we’ll strive for it and give our maximum patience as it is the step, to claim the dream we just work on with.
However our Oath taking will be on September 21, 2010 by 1:00 p.m. at Mall of Asia SMX Convention Center
Attire for the Inductee should be Gala Uniform
and for the Guest, it should be Formal Attire