General Practice of Nursing

General Practice of Nursing in the Philippines

1. A fine of not less than Ten thousand pesos (P10,000.00) nor more than Forty thousand pesos (P40,000.00) or imprisonment of not less than one (1) year nor more than six (6) years, or both, in the discretion of the court, shall be imposed upon:
Any person practicing nursing in the Philippines within the meaning of this Act:

  • Without a certificate of registration or without having been declared exempt from examination in accordance with the provisions of this act;
  • Who uses as his/her own the certificate of registration of another;
  • Who uses an expired, suspended or revoked certificate of registration;
  • Who gives any false evidence to the board of Nursing in order to obtain a certificate of registration;
  • Who falsely poses or advertises as a registered nurse or uses any other means that tend to convey the impression that he or she is a registered nurse; or
  • Who appends B.S.N./R.N. (Bachelor of Science in Nursing/Registered Nurse) to his/her name without having been conferred said degree or registration;

2. Any person who undertakes in-service educational programs or who conducts review classes for both local and foreign examinations without permit/clearance from the Philippine Nursing Association, the Board of Nursing and the appropriate office or officer of the Department of Labor and Employment; and

3. Any person violating any provision of this Act.


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