After graduating, their names became a regular in the prayer request list of the GBC church bulletin. They asked for everyone to pray with them as they review and prepare for the exam that will make them “legitimate” nurses. Everyone saw how they worked hard; but what was more noticeable was how this group of aspiring RNs (Registered Nurses, that is) banded together and come out of this “make or break” exam getting what they have worked so hard for.
After graduation, how did you make you prepare for the Nursing Board review?
After four years of hard works, sleepless nights, and endless quizzes and requirements, God has been faithful that we have endured them all! But it is not yet over, here comes our six months in-house review hosted at the preferred review center of our college department and during that time, we were also completing our Operating Room (OR) and Delivery Room (DR) cases. Whoosh! Even though there was so much work to be accomplished, God has provided the needed strength to all of us. Likewise, it was such a blessing that God also prepared us both intellectually and spiritually. We were having our devotion and prayer every Saturday before our review class would start and we were also given the privilege to join the Mission in Benguet (MIB).
Aside from the review, how else did you prepare for the Nursing Board?
Since our review session ended last October, we decided to have our group study for the remaining 2 months. Sometimes we have it in our church or in a friend’s house. If someone is not available, we just studied on our personal time. Moreover, one of our churchmates, a recent board passer was a great help because he lent his precious books to us.
What role did your friendship play as you prepare for the Nursing Board?
During the time of our reviews, we learned the value of friendship and being sisters and brothers in Christ. Like Shadrach, Meschach, and Abed-Nego (written in the book of Daniel), we supported and strengthened one another in difficult times. We stood together in honoring God and in prayers.
Having taken the exams, how was it waiting for the results to come out?
Though we were anxious about what would be the result of our exams, we presented our prayers and petitions to God with thanksgiving; and truly what is written in Phil. 4:6-7 is true; the peace of God that transcends all understanding guarded our hearts in Christ Jesus.
How did you feel seeing the results of the exams?
After 44 days of waiting, we felt so blessed and a joyful feeling filled our hearts because among us no one failed the examination. In addition, we are so thankful to all of you who have prayed with us and for us.
Now that you have passed the Nursing Board, what are your plans?
As of now we are planning to work here in the Philippines. Maybe after 3 or more years, some of us might want to work abroad. But at the moment we want to practice our profession here in our country while serving the Lord.
Anything else you’d like to share to the people who have seen your hard work during your preparations and have prayed with you as you waited for the results of the exams?
We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your persistent prayers for us. Truly our God is so faithful especially to His children! God has revealed us that if we truly and genuinely delight ourselves to Him, He will really give the desires of our hearts.
It is our yearning that our attitude in giving thanks to the LORD would be the same kind of eagerness and sincerity we always express when we all seek His will regarding our prayers. May it be a “yes” or a “no”….He will always give what is best for us!
All of us have passed the Philippine Nursing Licensure Examination that we may give back all the glory and honor to God… Let’s continually praise Him!
In His grip,