Filipino Nurses Bound To Saudi Arabia To Take Prometric Exam Nov 26, 2009
foreign nurses, including Filipino registered nurse were now asked to take
examination before working in any medical institution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Arabian Council mandates all foreign nurses to take up Prometric examination
before they work in the Arab country. The Prometric exam is the Philippine
equivalent for the licensure exam issued by the Professional regulation
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) posted the new mandatory
rule by the Saudi Arabian council to aware the Filipino nurses who want to work
Saudi Council mandates all foreign nurses to pass the Prometric Exam before
working in the Kingdom,” POEA chief Jennifer Manalili said.
scheme of Saudi Arabiaaims to create a globally competitive medical institution and highly skilled
Saudi Arabia is home for about 130,000
Filipino nurses and is considered as one of the most preferred career destination
added that the examination is scheduled Tuesdays and Fridays at the only
accredited testing center Thomson Prometric at the Ateneo Professional Schools
in Makati city.
Examinees will pay a fee of $90 or Php4,200 (or more, depends on the exchange
Saudi Arabia is known for one of the biggest
destination of Filipino registered nurses and even those who unsuccessfully
pass the board yet still given the chance to practice their skills in the Arab