UST graduate tops nursing board exams-A A +A
Thursday, August 23, 2012
MANILA -- A graduate of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila topped the June 2012 Nurse Licensure Examination.
According to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), the examination conducted by the Board of Nursing was topped by Roxanne Trinity Lim, who got 86.20 percent passing grade.
Lim is among 27,823 takers who passed the June 2012 exams. A total 60,895 examinees took the examination nationwide.
The June 2012 version of the licensure tests has managed to net a 45.69 percent passing rate, according to the PRC.
Lim was followed by Cebu Normal University's Kristen Erika Pino and University of Saint Anthony's Carmela Celebrado Shimizu, who were tied at second place with 85.40 percent grade.
Tied in third place with grades of 85.20 percent are John Vincent Magalong of University of the Philippines – Manila and Wayne Steven Zamora of West Visayas State University – Iloilo City.
Taking the fourth spot is Joey Gonzalez Dela Torre Jr. of Cebu Normal University with 85 percent, while all tied up at the fifth top spot are Joener Bangero of West Visayas State University – Iloilo City, Vanessa Joy Gasat of University of the Cordilleras, and Mar John Jambora of Xavier University with marks of 84.80 percent.
Meanwhile, the schools with the best performance are the Chinese General Hospital College of Nursing and Liberal Arts (207 passers out of 207 examinees), Cebu Normal University (172 out of 172), and University of the Philippines – Manila (50 out of 50).
Also having remarkable performances are West Visayas State University – Iloilo City (155 out of 156) at second place; University of Santo Tomas (448 out of 451) at third; De La Salle University (242 out of 244) at fourth; and Trinity University of Asia (329 out of 332) at fifth place.
With their passing, the PRC said new nurses are now qualified to take an oath of professional before the Board or any government official authorized to administer oaths "prior to entering upon the nursing practice."
Registration for new nurses shall require a duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal; current Community Tax Certificate (cedula); two pieces passport size picture (colored with white background and complete name tag); one piece 1” x 1” picture (colored with white background and complete name tag); two sets of metered documentary stamps and one short brown envelope with name and profession; and a payment for the Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2012-2015. (HDT/Sunnex)