Leyte lass tops nursing board exam; no plans to work abroad-A A +A
Thursday, January 31, 2013
HER faith in God and in her strong determination to succeed were the two factors she attributed for her topping last year’s Nursing Licensure Board Exam.
Glicyl Alvero who garnered a rating of 85.80 percent, bested 49,066 other examinees from various Nursing schools in the country.
“I’m in total shock! I could not believe it at first when I learned that I topped the board examinations,” the 20-year old Alvero said in a phone interview Wednesday night.
Alvero recalled flunking the first time she took the entrance examination at the Colegio de Sta. Lourdes of Leyte Foundation.
“But I persevered. I was able to enter my first year through the help of my elder sister who told me to make good of my studies for she could not promise to finance me until I finished my course,” Alvero said.
“I want to stay here in the country and teach in a nursing school. I want to teach our future nurses and share to them what I have learned,” she said.
She was strong in saying that she has no plans of leaving the country and join the ever increasing number of Filipinos working abroad.
Alvero is a graduate of the Tabon-tabon, Leyte based nursing school, the Colegio de Sta. Lourdes of Leyte Foundation. She also graduated cum laude in her batch of 39 students.
Alvero said that it was just an ordinary day, watching “Showtime” (a variety show over ABS-CBN), when she learned of several missed calls on her mobile phone.
“The missed calls came from my teachers and friends. And when I answered their calls, all were giving me their congratulation for topping the board. I kept on shouting,” she said.
Asked what could have made her finished on the top of the examinations, Alvero said that her faith in God and strong determination in herself to succeed could be the reasons.
“In everything I do, I always ask God’s guidance. I have faith in God and of course, I want to succeed in life. Mine is a roller-coaster one,” she said.
According to her, she was able to enter college through a school scholarship and another scholarship offered by Mayor Rolando Celebre of Jaro town, her place of birth.
She was in Grade four when her father, Glecerio, a jeepney driver died.
Except for a brother, next to her, all her siblings finished their studies and are now professionals. His brother chose to raise his own family at an early age, Alvero said. (Leyte Samar Daily Express)