Less than 50 pc nurses pass licence exam

Kathmandu, June 25

Less than half the number of candidates passed the exam conducted by Nepal Nursing Council for nursing licence on June 23.

According to data with NNC, a total of 1,811 aspiring nurses had applied for the licence exam, but  13 students did not give the exam. Of the 1,798 students who sat for the examination, only 855 passed the test.

On completion of nursing course, students have to acquire a licence to be eligible to practise nursing as a profession. The licence exam is considered comparatively easy.

Students of staff nurse, BSc Nursing and BN will have to pass the licence exam conducted by NNC. Even students who complete nursing course from abroad will have to pass the licence exam.

“Most of the students who failed in the exam are students of PCL nursing course run by CTEVT,” said NNC President Goma Devi Niroula.

She also said BSc Nursing students and students of Bachelors of Nursing, who completed their studies from countries like India and Bangladesh, also failed the exam.

It was the 19th licence examination conducted by NNC. Licence examination is held every four months.