San Pedro tops board exams anew-A A +A
Friday, February 15, 2013
SAN PEDRO College, a premier school of Nursing and medical-allied programs, has proven, once again, its leadership in academic formation as shown by the school’s exemplary performance in the latest licensure examinations given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
In the Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE) given last December 2012, SPC ranked Top 8 in the list of Top Performing Schools of Nursing in the Philippines by its high passing rate of 89.41 percent.
The school also produced eight Board topnotchers, namely: (5th Placers) Airen Tulawi Belarmino and Fritz Dominguez Sustino; (8th Placers) Maria Lourdes Isabelle Llerin Fernandez, Jinky Patron Guilonsod, and Christine Chua Lua; (9th Placers) Pamela Mae Gagni Cagape, Marie Angelique Chua Go, and Fernan Kristoffer Marte Ocat.
Four hundred seventy-three out of the 529 examinees from SPC passed the test considered one of the toughest exams in the NLE history. Only 16,908 out of 49,066 examinees nationwide passed registering a national passing rate of only 34.46 percent.
SPC also showed excellent performance in other medical-allied programs. The Pharmacy Department of the college produced a Top 2 placer in the Pharmacist Licensure Examination given last January 2013.
John Carlo Labor Madrid obtained a rating of 90.60 percent landing him on the elite list of topnotchers. Thirty-five (35) graduates passed in the same examination.
The school is also cited Top 4 School of Medical Technology in the country based on the department’s performance in the September 2012 licensure examination.
The 75 first takers registered a 100 percent passing rate while the school’s overall passing rate was 90.91 percent representing the 80 out of 88 examinees who passed.
SPC was also cited as top performing school of medical technology based on the September 2011 examination.
Not to be outdone, the Department of Physical Therapy remains as the Top Performing School of Physical Therapy in Mindanao. SPC registered a 100 percent passing rate in the licensure examination given this February 3-4, 2013. This is the third in three consecutive years (also in July 2011 and February 2012) that the department has obtained 100 percent passing rate.
Meanwhile, four of the Graduate School's graduates in MA in Guidance and Counseling passed the Licensure Exam for Guidance Counselors given last August 2012, also registering a 100 percent passing rate for SPC.
The licensure exam for guidance counselors is quite unique because it requires one to finish a master's degree before qualifying for the examination.
In addition, the Education Program of the college also maintains a passing rate much higher than the national passing percentage. In the September 2012 Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET), the college obtained a rating of 60 percent over the national passing rate of 43.50percent. The school also registered 100 percent passing rate in a number of previous LET exams.
Sr. Nanita M. Handugan, OP, Ed.D, school president, attributed this positive developments to the administration's continuous improvement initiatives that include accreditation of programs and curriculum enrichments and innovations effected by the academic departments and also to the individual efforts and determination of the graduates who took the exams.
"But above all human efforts, success is always attributed to God’s blessings and generosity, so to Him be the honor and glory," Sr. Handugan stressed.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 15, 2013.