Ward Class

An Online Resource Site For Student Nurses


Ward Class is an online resource for student nurses. Created with the aim of helping student nurses cope with the demands of nursing school and clinicals, it offers free downloads, notes, sample NCPs, sample drug studies, study aids, news and updates, and practical tips to its users.

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The December 2012 PRC Nursing Board Exam Result is already available here at Ward Class and at Pinoy R.N.

November 2009 Nursing Board Exam Top 10 Examinees

Here's the list of examinees who garnered the Top 10 Highest Ratings in the November 2009 Nursing Board Examination given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, La Union, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Sulu, Tacloban, Tugegarao, and Zamboanga.
Top 10 Board Exam Topnotchers in the November 2009 Nursing Board Exam - www.PinoyRN.co.nr

Nurse Licensure Examination Results Out; 37,527 Passed the November 2009 Nursing Board Exam

Just a while ago, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the November 2009 Nursing Board Exam Results. Out of the 94,462 examinees who took the nursing boards, only 37,527 successfully hurdled the said nurse licensure examination.

The examinee who got the highest ratings in the November 2009 Nursing Board Examination is Clarie Morales Bontol of Iligan Medical Center College, Inc. (87.80%) followed by Bryan Noel Cueto Asis of Lyceum of Batangas (87.60%) and Dickson Araza Laude of St. Scholastica College of Health Sciences- Tacloban (87%).

The complete results of the November 2009 Nurse Licensure Examination are available at Ward Class and Pinoy R.N.

November 2009 Nursing Board Exam Results - www.PinoyRN.co.nr

10 Free Nursing Apps for iPhone and iPod Touch Users

Early this week, Pinoy R.N. released an article entitled 10 Free Nursing Apps iPhone and iPod Touch. There are more than 100 free medical applications available at the iTunes store but just like everybody else, we have our favorites. Here then is our list of free medical apps for nurses and other healthcare professionals.

    • Medscape- drug reference, drug interaction checker, and specialty-specific news and updates.
    • Black Bag- news feeds, journal summaries, conference coverage, podcasts, and newscasts on different categories.
    • Epocrates RX- drug information, formulary, pill identifiers, drug interaction checker, medical calculators, clinical updates, and research articles.
    • Eponyms (for students)- brief description of more than 1700 medical eponyms, search feature, and learn mode.
    • ABG- medical calculator for ABG analysis and other hemodynamic computations.
    • MedCalc- free medical calculator with enhanced user interface.
    • Medical Encyclopedia- relevant information on diseases, injuries, symptoms, different types of surgery, poisons, and laboratory tests.
    • WebMD Mobile- trusted medical information on demand
    • Skeletal System (Head and Neck)- great graphics and illustrations with smooth zoom in/zoom out function.
    • Skyscape Medical Resources- useful information on OTC and prescription medications.
                      All the above-mentioned nursing/medical apps are very easy to use and are designed to help nurses and student nurses deliver efficient, quality, and timely patient care. Users are reminded, however, that medical applications are not meant to substitute critical thinking and a good clinical eye so be responsible when using these applications.

                      December 2009 Nursing Board Exam Results (Hong Kong)

                      The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the December 2009 Nurse Licensure Examination Results for those who took the exam in Hong Kong last December 2009.

                      The Board of Nursing administered the Nurse Licensure Examination in Hong Kong last December 12-13, 2009 to 90 examinees.

                      According to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), only 2 of the 90 examinees who took the exam in Hong Kong successfully hurdled the licensure examination for nurses.

                      Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE) Schedule for 2010

                      Those who are planning to take the Nursing Board Examination in 2010 are advised to take note of the examination schedule set by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

                      July 3 & 4, 2010 (Saturday and Sunday)
                      Application Deadline:
                      April 14, 2010 (repeaters)
                      May 14, 2010 (first-timers)

                      December 12 & 13, 2010 (Sunday and Monday)
                      Application Deadline:
                      September 8, 2010 (repeaters)
                      October 8, 2010 (first-timers)

                      Please mark the dates on your calendars. For more updates on the November 2009 Nursing Board Exam Results and the July 2010 Nurse Licensure Examination, please enter your email address in the space provided below.

                      November 2009 Nursing Board Exam Results

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                      How to Cope with the Stress-Inducing Wait for the November 2009 Board Exam Results

                      It's a couple of hours past midnight and still, you can't sleep. You keep thinking of the November 2009 Nursing Board Exam Results while trying to evaluate how you answered the questions in the exam. You are not sure if you answered most of the questions correctly and predict failure when the results come out. No matter how you reason with yourself that you reviewed well for the exams, a part of you is convinced that you didn't do so well.

                      Let's face it. The long wait for the November 2009 Nurse Licensure Examination Results is stressing you out. You are going through alterations in sleep and eating patterns and don't enjoy doing your usual activities. You seem to be in a bad mood lately and can't seem to focus on tasks at hand.

                      Stress, when left unmanaged, affects an individual's overall functioning negatively. It often leads to unhealthy habits that saps your willingness to enjoy the things you normally enjoy doing. It causes you to neglect yourself and the people around you. And yet, the stress brought about by the long wait for the board exam results is relatively easy to manage. All it takes is your willingness to help yourself and trying out these simple ways to defuse stress:

                      • Start your day right. Start your day right by being positive . As soon as you wake up, think of happy thoughts. Be thankful that you are healthy and are surrounded by supportive people. Think of past events that bring you a sense of peace. Do something calming like having breakfast outdoors if the weather permits it. Taking a short walk before breakfast will also help defuse stress.
                      • Breathe deeply. A couple of times a day, take deep cleansing breaths. A couple of minutes devoted to deep breathing will help calm your nerves and reduce anxiety. Do simple stretches as you deep-breathe to improve circulation and reduce tension in your body.
                      • Relax to soothing music. Choose gentle background music that are relaxing without being melancholic. Arian Lydon's Fireflies is a good example of relaxing music. You can also listen to uplifting music like Depapepe's Spur.
                      • Watch a movie or read a book. Since you slaved for months while reviewing for the nursing board exams, now is the time to watch a movie or read a good book. Be extra careful though when choosing a movie or a book. The overall theme should be uplifting. Stay away from material that are potentially depressing.
                      • Surround yourself with green or blue. Colors like green and blue are the most relaxing colors in the color wheel. So whenever you feel the tension build up, go somewhere where the colors blue and green are in abundance. Going to places like the beach or a nature's park during stressful times will help you relax and defuse stress.
                      • Talk to a confidante. One way of defusing stress is by talking to a confidante. When the long wait for the November 2009 Nurse Licensure Examination Results make you want to rip your hair out, talk to your most trusted friend or family member. Talking to somebody you trust will help you vent out your frustrations and ultimately help reduce stress levels.

                      Remember that stress is your body's response to external stimuli so you may employ a combination of strategies to deal with it effectively. So the next time you feel the tension build up, approach stress with an open mind. Utilize the strategies listed above or use some of your own so that you can deal effectively with the stress of waiting for the November 2009 Nursing Board Exam Results.