Davao City nursing graduates in Top 10-A A +A
Thursday, January 31, 2013
WITH a very high passing rate of 89.41 and having eight of its graduates landed on the top 10, San Pedro College (SPC) in Davao City has been ranked as the 8th top performing nursing school across the country, the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) reported Wednesday.
Based on the result of the December 2012 nursing licensure examinations (NLE) released Wednesday, 473 of the 529 total numbers of takers of SPC passed the exam.
Based on the exam results, almost nine out of 10 graduates of SPC passed the same exam.
Overall, a total of 16,908 passed the exams out of 49,066 examinees.
For the 500 SPC graduates who took the exam for the first time, 465 of them passed the exam, which translates to a very high 93 percent passing rate on its first-time takers, while 21 out of the 29 re-takers passed the same exams.
Those in the top 10 examinees from SPC are: Airen Tulawi Berlamino and Fritz D. Sustino at fifth place with 84.90; Maria Lourdes Isabelle L. Fernandez, Jinky Patron, and Christine C. Lua at 8th place with a score of 84.20; and at ninth place with a score of 84.00, Pamela Mae G. Cagape, Fernan Kristoffer M. Ocat, and Marie Angelique C. Go.
For the past decades, SPC has been consistently regarded as one of the best nursing schools in the country, at least based on the performance of its graduates on licensure examinations.
In terms of number of takers, SPC has the most total number of examinees, numbering to more than 500, whereas other schools that have been included on the list of 10 top performing nursing schools only have less than 300 first-time takers and re-takers combined.
SPC and Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan), both on the second place, were the only nursing schools in Mindanao that made it to the 10 top performing nursing schools in the Philippines.
Of the 193 graduates of Xavier who took the exam, 189 passed with a combined passing rate of 97.93 percent.
The complete 10 top performing nursing schools in the country are: Saint Paul University Tuguegarao, 99.28 percent with 138 takers; Xavier University, 97.93 percent with 193 takers; Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, 95.45 percent with 110 takers; Saint Paul University of Iloilo, 94.74 percent; University of Saint Luis in Tuguegarao, 94.52 percent with 73 takers; Remedios Rumualdez Medical Foundation, 94.51 percent with 164 takers; Saint Luis University-Baguio City, 93.33 percent with 60 takers; San Pedro College, 89.41 with 529 takers; Southern Luzon State University-Lucban, 88.61 percent with 158 takers; and Saint Mary’s University, 88.15 percent, with 211 takers. (JOP)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 31, 2013.