FOUR Cebuano graduates landed in the top 10 of the July 2021 Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE).
They are Jaeu Jade Alexis Acla and Maria Pamela Caballes of Cebu Doctors’ University (CDU), Raffy Lanogan of the University of Cebu (UC) Banilad Campus and Maxine Medija of UC Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue Campus.
Both Acla and Lanogan ranked seventh after garnering a rating of 87.80 percent, while Caballes and Medija placed ninth and 10th with a rating of 87.40 percent and 87.20 percent, respectively.
Aside from having two topnotchers, CDU also got a 100 percent overall performance after all its 22 takers (20 first timers and two repeaters) passed the licensure exam.
The UC Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue had an overall performance rating of 94.59 percent after 35 of its 37 takers passed, while UC Banilad had an overall performance of 71.23 percent after 52 of its 73 takers passed.
Nationwide, a total of 47 NLE examinees secured a spot in the top 10, with Hydee Bacani of Philippine Women’s University-Manila clinching the top spot with her 89.40 percent rating.
The Professional Regulation Commission announced that 5,008 out of 7,746 (64.65 percent) examinees passed the NLE given by the Board of Nursing in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga on July 3 and 4.
This year’s top 3 performing schools (with 50 or more examinees) are Saint Louis University, ranked 1 with a passing percentage of 100, followed by Saint Paul University-Tuguegarao and University of Pangasinan, both ranked 2 with a passing percentage of 96.08, and Capitol University in Cagayan in top 3 after having a 93.42 passing percentage.
There were no nursing schools in Cebu that had 50 or more examinees this year. (WBS)