NCLEX Now in the Philippines

Great news for Filipino would-be nurses! I read that Pearson VUE, a computer-based testing provider for certification and licensure exams, will be opening up a testing center in Manila. This means that nursing graduates who aspire to work in the USA need not go to Hongkong for the Nclex examinations.

From the website:

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) authorized Pearson VUE to expand testing availability for the NCLEX examination to Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Exam delivery begins at the Pearson VUE-owned and -operated Pearson Professional Center in Manila on August 23, 2007 and exam scheduling opens Friday, July 13, 2007.

I think this is the most logical thing to do, since the US is experiencing a severe shortage of nurses and young Filipinos are out to fill that gap by the thousands per year. The money they save from not having to go to Hongkong can be well spent on their travel expenses leaving for the United States. Makes sense, eh?

You may reach the new test center at:

Pearson Professional Centers
27th Floor, Trident Tower
312 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue,
Makati City,
Telephone Number: +63 2 887 2198


From Buendia LRT Station take a Guadalupe-bound jeepney. Trident Tower is located immediately after the old Shell Maya station, just off the Ayala-Buendia stoplight. Examinees coming from EDSA (Buendia MRT or Guadalupe Tulay) should take an LRT-Taft-bound jeepney and alight just before the Ayala Avenue – Malugay intersection. Those coming in from Ayala Avenue should walk towards Buendia via Geronimo Street (RCBC Plaza and Metrobank GT Towers)

Applicants in the Asia Pacific (Philippines included) who wish to schedule an exam should call +612 9478 5400 (EXT. 3) 8:30 am-6 pm. By dialing this number, you are making a long distance call to Australia. There is no local number available yet. You must also have a credit card ready to pay the scheduling fee.

The first batch of examinees will take the NCLEX on August 23, 2007. I gather that there are still many slots available, but some scheduled their dates in September or later.

For those who are set to take the exams in Hongkong on or after August 23, you may call the number above and have them transfer your venue to the Philippines free of charge.

For examinees coming in from the provinces, there are some hotels in the vicinity you might want to consider:

Makati Palace Hotel (currently 50% off room rates)
5011 P. Burgos corner Caceres Streets
Makati City
Tel: (02) 899-0344

Century Citadel Inn
5007 P. Burgos St. and Kalayaan St.
Makati City
Tel: (02) 897-2370, (02) 897-2666

Salcedo Suites ($33/night)
LPL Manor Building, 116 L.P. Leviste Street,
Salcedo Village, Makati City
Tel: (02) 893-2654 / (02) 813-6331

339 Gil J Puyat Ave.
Makati City
Tel: (02) 899-9594

El Cielito (kinda far, but not really)
804 Arnaiz Avenue (formerly Pasay Road)
Makati City, Philippines
Tel. No.: (02) 815-8951 to 54

It’s recommended to check in at least a night before and not on the day of exam itself. The NCLEX isn’t easy, you’ll need all the rest you can get! To save on lodging fees, share with someone else who’s taking the test on the same day as you. Good luck!

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  1. Hello, is anyone send me info regarding In Nclex-pn i want to take for USA but dont know what need to do for processing? please anybody help me…
    Like what are the papers i need and where it to pass, how much it cost.
    thank you please send me you info at my emial.

  2. ellow po sa inyo na babasa nito, Recently i graduated a PN here in the Philippines ngaon gusto ko sana mag take ng exam sa NCLEX-PN USA yong country na gusto kung take kan dito sa manila kaya lang po hindi ko tagala alam kung anung mga process kailangan, sana po may maikbasa nito at mabigay nang advice sa akin.
    kung anung dapat kung gwain to have take the exam at magkano ang bayad ano po ba ang mga papers kailangan at saan po dapat isubmet.
    Email nyo po sana ako
    maraming salamat

  3. hi!
    can you please send me the list of requirement to take the exam and the shedule of exam this year in manila.
    thank you.

  4. hello!
    When will be the schedule dates of exam this 2010 in manila? What are the requirements needed?
    thank you!

  5. hi! im taking nclex here in the phil.where should i register ?how much are the fees and what are the requirements?as i surfed through the net and i read about choosing which state i want to be licensed ,im a bit confused about it…any suggestions of what is the state is best to choose to be licensed?is there such as scheduling fee aside from the registration fee? pls. help! thank you!

  6. just want to ask po kung what ung mga scheduled dates for nclex this 2010.. cant seem to find it here on the internet,, hope someone would mail me kung kelan… …………………….. tnx a lot

  7. i want to ask about the schedule of exam in 2010 at ano po mga requirements..

  8. just want to know when will be the next NCLEX SCHEDULE HERE IN THE PHILIPPIMES?THANKS AND MORE POWER!

  9. hi i would like to know the exam schedules for nclex i’m planning to take the exam this july 2010..i have eligibility and i want to know the schedules available for july…please reply on my email address…thank you

  10. Andrew, I think Tiara Oriental Hotel is the cheapest hotel in Makati that nursing student can afford but was not mention here. Also Tiara Oriental is close to Gil Puyat so that will be huge savings for the students.

  11. I want to take the NCLEX. I want to know what states you cater here in the Philippines and how frequent to each state? I want also to have a full view of to apply for NCLEX, its requirements and fees.

  12. hi i would like to know the exam schedules for nclex by next year. please reply on my email address. thank you.

  13. hi…i would like to know where can i follow up my nclex result?i waited 4 months,still i didn’t receive result.

  14. my eligibility already expired but my ATT hasnt yet. if i register again for another eligibility, do i still need to register again for my ATT? or can i use the same ATT? pls help!

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