27 June 2014, 8:15 p.m. – THE UNIVERSITY dominated the recent Nursing licensure examination, with 23 Thomasians landing in the top 10, including first place.

UST posted a 99.55-percent passing rate with 446 passers out of 448 examinees, results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed. This was higher than last year’s 99.04 percent.

Topnotcher Ma. Margaret Sanchez led the new batch of Thomasian nurses, after getting a score of 86 percent.
Other Thomasians who made it to the top 10 were Ariel Bitong Jr. (85.40 percent) at second place; Dominique Rosali Cesa (85.20) at third place; Jeorge Aljun Calpito, Katrina Maria Alexandra Geronimo, Sarah May Janas and Maria Bianca Molina (85), at fourth place; Erika Anne Pañgan (84.60) at sixth place; Anne Josephine Juson and Maria Desiree Tenefrancia at seventh place; Janine Carla Balao, Cesar Gerriko Sanqui and Ella Mae Lee Tanquieng (84.20) at eighth place; Ralph Deyniel Baliza, Mary Elyra Loryna Bilbao, Tiffany Elaine De Vega and Reuben John Lopez (84.00) at the ninth spot; and Rochelle Bahia, Bruce Adrian Casipit, Adele Joan Gillen, John Rey Macindo and Isaias Franchesco Adrian Regade (83.80) at 10th place.

Last year, 18 Thomasians made it to the top 10 list.

West Visayas State University-La Paz, Cebu Normal University and Siliman University were named the top performing schools, after recording 100-percent passing rates. UST ranked second.

The national passing rate, however, went down to 38.46 percentwith only 11,225 passers out of 29,188 examineesfrom last year’s 42.81 percent. A. F. Merez

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