Thursday, January 14, 2010
Three New NCLEX Passers from Northern Marianas College
click to read full article in the Saipan Tribune
Congratulations to Genevieve Bahatan, Ji Sook (Julia) Kim, and Emily Young. The article states that the 3 are part of the 8 first time NCLEX passers from the May, 2009 graduating class.
I'm not sure what options are currently available for non-resident nursing graduates. PL 15-45, the law waiving the 2 year experience requirement for CHC nurses only applied to hires before December 31, 2009. No local clinic can hire a nurse without experience because HB 16-208 was never enacted into law. Local lawmakers may want to reconsider allowing the NMC, Emmanual College and the University of Loyola-CNMI graduates who have studied for years, spent months studying to attempt to pass the U.S. licensing exam permission to work.