THE UNIVERSITY retained its stature as the top-performing school in the nursing licensure exams for the third straight year, scoring a 100-percent passing rate in the November 2017 exams.
All 300 UST examinees passed the exams, led by Veronica Louise Necor who placed second with a score of 88.80 percent.
Thomasians Angelica Ann Louise Ignacio and Erika Kitajima secured the fifth and sixth places after obtaining scores of 87.60 percent 87.40 percent, respectively.
Other UST graduates in the top 10 were Gerardeanne Reposar who clinched the seventh spot with a score of 87.20 percent, and Krissa Isabel Gonzales and Sevie Heinrich Sagucio who landed on eighth place after scoring 87 percent.
Dhonna Faye Arcelona, Jaedi Garcia, Erika Janine Lepiten and Ciara Yumul shared the ninth spot after obtaining a score of 86.80 percent, while Clarissa Briones and Meri-Yee Liao placed 10th after scoring 86.60 percent.
Raymund Kernell Mañago of the University of the Philippines – Manila led the country’s fresh batch of nurses with a score of 89 percent.
The national passing rate slipped to 45.65 percent, or 5,875 out of 12,869 examinees, from last year’s 47.73 percent or 6,836 examinees out of 14,322.
In 2016, UST aced the nursing board exams with all 324 Thomasian examinees passing the test and 18 UST graduates making it to the top 10.
The UST College of Nursing is designated as a Center of Excellence by the Commission on Higher Education, and has Level IV or the highest accreditation status from the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities-Commission on Accreditation.