Filipino nurses who want to work abroad often needs to prove their
competence and skills by passing qualifying examinations such as Commission on
Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS), National Council Licensure
Examination (NCLEX), Health Authority Abu Dhabi-Registered Nurses (HAAD-RN),
etc. For nurses who want to work in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Council Examination requires foreign nurses to take and pass the Prometric Examination.
Prometricis a testing and assessment provider that operates test centers in more than
160 countries. The Prometric for nurses is said to be in a lot of
ways similar to the Nursing Licensure Examination (NLE).
The Prometric Exam for Nurses
In the Prometric Exam
for nurses, examinees are given two hours to finish 70 questions
in multiple-choice formats. It is a computer-based test and the result of the examination
is available immediately after the exam.
For nursing technicians, the passing rate is 45% while for nurse
specialists it is 50%. The exam for nursing
aides is comprised of the following parts:
Nursing Fundamentals: 28%
Medical – 23%
Surgical – 20%
Pediatric – 16%
Community – 13%
While the exam for nurse specialist is composed of:
Assessment – 10%
Nursing Problem – 6%
Planning – 20%
Implementation – 50%
Evaluation – 14%
To schedule a prometric exam one needs to go to http://www.prometric.com.The program to choose
Professional Licensure & Certification, Government, and Corporate Programs.
Then choose the test provider, in this case the Saudi Commission for Health
Specialties-KSA. For Nurses, the type of exam to select should either be Nurse Technician
or Nurse Specialist.
In the Philippines, the accredited
testing center for Prometric exam is the Thomson Prometric located at Ateneo Professional Schools, 130 H. Dela Costa St., Salcedo Village,Makati City. The contact number is (02)
892-0383. The exam fee in the Philippinesis USD90. The exam fee in Saudi
Arabia is slightly lower at USD80. Online registration would only accept payment via major credit card companies
such as MasterCard, Visa and America Express.
Those who want to change their exam date
or time can do so by the third calendar
day prior to the appointment by using the Reschedule/Cancel option on the