Should there be a retake of the Nursing Liscensure Exam?
I would like to quote what the ninth placer of the June, 2006 Nursing Board Examination voiced out that goes, “I’m afraid to take the examination again. I’m afraid, not because I cheated, but because of the high level of anxiety that goes with having to go through it again.There’s tension, especially for me, because I placed ninth in the exam. Let them not take away from me what I and my parents had worked hard for, ”( source taken from InQ7) A sobbering statement by Ms. Claudine Navalta, 21, a graduate of the World Citi Colleges in Quezon City.
Anyone of us placed in the same dilemma could have felt more than what the young lady is fighting for. Such a sad fate! The investigation about the said anomaly will give hope to those who didn’t pass the test but for sure will bring another restlessness for those who took the test fairly and squarely (with all their sweat) and eventually passed. For some, the said examination might just be a chance of luck, but what about those whose struggles were beyond measures?
Yes, the retake will of course bring the issue into clarity. And will make the passers integrity intact. But what frustrations this might have brought to others who have had all their effort once and passed but didn’t make it the second time around? A retake of the exam is of course a retake of another sleepless hours of studying or reviewing.
No personal biases here, but this is just to raise the issue about just what is really fair to all concerns. We are talking here of the future of our young ones. And we raise the issue concerning time, effort and anxieties that will bring even greater effect to the test- takers.
The issue is not something to be put into a heated debate because every crime should have been investigated. But then, I do hope that the ones responsible for the leakage will have more than what it takes to have a guilty concience. I swear! There is never a board examination just so easy to handle. It’s worth one’s dream.