Cebu grad tops nursing board examination

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Monday, July 8, 2013


MANILA (Updated, 3:20 p.m.) -- With an 87 percent grade to show, Beverly Anne Felicio Balagon of Cebu City-based Velez College managed to top the June 2013 Nurse Licensure Examination held last June 2-3, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Monday.

According to the PRC, a total of 16,219 out of 37,887 had passed the licensure examinations held in 16 areas nationwide.

June 2013 Nurse Licensure Examination list of passers (A-Z)

Jamila Jane Uy Borlagdan of the University of Santo Tomas, and Mylene Grace Dacula Gonzaga of the West Visayas State University-La Paz were tied for second place with 86.80 percent score.

Cebu grad tops nursing board examination
Beverly Anne Felicio Balagon of Velez College in Cebu City

Ma. Stefanie Palencia Reyes, and Aina Fe Roldan Salem of University of the Philippines – Manila, and Lace Paulyn Tan Rosaroso of the University of Santo Tomas were tied at third place with 86.20 percent.

University of Santo Tomas' Shera Lee Bracero Aquino, and Kathleen Uy Flores were both at fourth spot with 86 percent.

All tangled at fifth spot for having a grade of 85.80 percent are Xavier University’s Ivy Jean Combista Baya, University of the Philippines – Manila’s Erin Camille Aguilar Caritativo, Bicol University-Legazpi’s Arianne Bonos Labayo, University of Santo Tomas’ James Thomas Santa Cruz Salmon, University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center’s Joanna Mae Christine Pajo Silao, and University of Santo Tomas’ Jerrica Mae Baliton Tan.

Sharing the 6th spot with 85.60 percent rating were Dena Mae Amor Naingue Desabille (University of the Philippines-Manila), Jonalyn Pineda Dianzon (Our Lady of Fatima University-Valenzuela), Romelyn Tagalog Icot (Velez College), Dinalyn Calimag Rico (Saint Louis University), Marian Rose Suello Salazar (University of Sto. Tomas), and Natalya Frances Escudero Sousa (Ateneo de Zamboanga).

Seventh place with 85.40 percent rating were Carl Christian Tandoc Agunod (Ateneo de Davao University), Michelle Cuales Billante (Our Lady of Fatima University – Valenzuela), Nicole Abad Domingo (Saint Louis University), Shiela Mae Sumile Enopia (Lyceum of the Philippines University-Manila), Nikki Nathasia Caminong Javier (Velez College), Bermon Wren Reyes Punzalan (University of the Philippines-Manila), Ephraim John Fabrig Sepnio (Centro Escolar University-Manila).

Eight place with 85.20 percent rating were Sherry Mae Manzanares Ampil (Cebu Normal University), Alyssa Jimenez Diaz ((West Visayas State University–Iloilo), Calvin Rei Lontoc Machoron (University of Sto. Tomas), Dan Nathaniel Maballo Ordoño (Saint Louis University), Lunuel Surriane Mangaring Samonte (Chinese General Hospital Colleges), Richelle Jane Cando Santos (University of Sto. Tomas), Rejenne Gulfan Sotes (Cebu Doctors University), and Gwen Eunice Rubio Umali (University of Sto. Tomas).

Ninth placers with 85 percent rating were Dianne Karla Lopez Avila (Catanduanes State University – Virac), Jemiah Lyn Castañeda Bragado (Benguet States University-La Trinidad), Paulina Erika Ramirez Irmscher (Saint Louis University), Paula Jean Vibar Masangay (University of Sto. Tomas), Gauda Fe Marie Jore Mercado (Cebu Normal University), Katrina Sarah Mae Pulgar Paulino (University of Sto. Tomas), Joanna Lissa Fang Payuran (University of Sto. Tomas), Kristin Masarate Peña (Bicol University-Legaspi), Arnica Mae Apolinario Remoquillo (Universidad de Sta. Isabel), Mariann Stephanie Brillantes Rosales (Cebu Normal University), Kathrina Angelica Raguindin Taasin (Saint Louis University), and Abegail Clavo Villanuna (Catanduanes State University – Virac).

Tenth place with 84.80 percent rating were Camelia Dayupay Achondo (Ateneo de Naga University), Carmeline Resmeros Asencion (Saint Michael's College-Iligan City), Carmelle Phoebe Lagura (Baguio Xavier University), April Faye Pamillaran Barbadillo (Ateneo de Zamboanga), Philipp Enrico Noscal Barrameda (University of Sto. Tomas), Patrick Joseph Mauricio Baseleres (University of Sto. Tomas), Mark Anthony Muñoz Caccam (University of Pangasinan), Dianne Joy Pacada De Guzman (Union Christian College), Jennelyn Canlas Guanco (University of Sto. Tomas), Shiela Aleonar Heruela (Velez College), Kyzia Ann De Guzman Kintanar (Velez College), April Jung Bun Bulanhagui Lee (University of Sto. Tomas), Joy Velasco Medina (Bicol University-Legaspi), Chelsea Mae Nico Nobleza (Saint Louis University), Ernest Matthew Provido Paggabao (University of the Philippines-Manila), Mark Billy Lacostales Perpetua (Our Lady of Fatima University – Antipolo City), Gemicah Nicole Fulay Rojas (University of Sto. Tomas), Gino Guerrero Rosales (Southville International School and Colleges), Eyart Jaz Villarin Soriano (Notre Dame University, and Domingo Olaso Velitario (Camarines Sur Polytechnic College-Nabua).

A total of 67 examinees managed to make it to the Top 10 in the bi-annual examinations of the Board of Nursing.

Three schools shared the top spot in the list of 10 performing schools in this year's examination: the West Visayas State University-La Paz, Cebu Normal University (Cebu State College), and University of the Philippines-Manila. All three had a passing rate of 100 percent, the PRC said.

The rest of the top performing schools were Chinese General Hospital Colleges, Benguet State University-La Trinidad, University of Santo Tomas, Trinity University of Asia (Trinity-QC), Saint Paul University-Dumaguete, Xavier University, Velez College, Cebu City Medical Center (CC Gen. Hosp.), and Saint Paul University-Manila.

The June 2013 NLE consists of five parts namely: Nursing Practice I Basic Foundation of Nursing and Professional Practice, Nursing Practice II Community Health Nursing and Care of the Mother and Child, Nursing Practice III Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alternations (Part A), Nursing Practice IV Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alternations (Part B) and Nursing Practice V Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alternations (Part C).

Examinations were held in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Laoag, Legazpi, Lucena, Nueva Ecija, Pagadian, Pampanga, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga last June. (HDT/Sunnex)

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