UST tops nursing board anew with 100-percent passing rate


The University kept a 100-percent passing rate in the November 2016 nursing licensure examinations, with all 324 Thomasian examinees passing the test.

The University was declared the top-performing school along with Benguet State University-La Trinidad.

Eighteen UST graduates made it to the top 10 list.

Topnotcher Faith Rutagines led the new batch of Thomasian nurses with a score of 86.60 percent. She shared the No. 1 spot with Eric Jacinto of Saint Louis University.

Thomasian Augustine Beth Cortez placed second with 86.20 percent, along with Benedict Mark Bunal of University of the Philippines (UP) Manila.

UST graduate John Macdavid Inocentes secured the third place with 86 percent and tied the spot with Aldrin Erwin Bagang of New Era University and Anne Kathleen Garcia of UP Manila.

Thomasian Paolo Abelarde landed on fourth place after scoring 85.80 percent, along with Merielle Czarina Fuentes of La Salle University and Maria Alexandra Santos of UP Manila. Thomasian Jose Genato de la Cruz secured sixth place with 85.40 percent.

UST alumnae Patricia Rose Lim and Ma. Lezrahmae Anthonie Sol Cruz placed seventh with 85.20 percent. They were joined by Kedzee Sibayan of Saint Louis University and Jubelle May Sipalay of Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology.

At eighth place was Thomasian Joanna Pauline Alfonso Silva with a socre of 85 percent. She was joined by Virgilio Barroga II of Saint Louis University, Mabel Bitgue of Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation, Patricia Mangat of Notre Dame University and Francine Ayana Pingco of UP Manila.

UST graduates Paola Gianerikei Abilgos, Sheina Domingo, Lance Xavier Feliciano, Marian Luina Fontanilla and Nicole Dominique Vargas ranked ninth with 84.80 percent. They were joined by Anthea Lu Ellema of Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation, Joan Audrey Faith Odi of Ateneo de Davao University, Frances Camille Ortigosa of San Pedro College of Davao City, Kassandra Meloni Pacleb of Saint Louis University, Lykee Angelique Padilla of UP Manila, Christopher Pateña of Central Philippine University and Hazel May Tan of Colegio San Agustin – Bacolod City.

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Thomasians Trisha Nadine Andaya, Judiel Christine Diaz, Ma. Catherine Grace Reyes, Jamiah Tablada and Bernard Joseph Villaflores landed on 10th place with a score 84.60 percent. They tied the spot with 18 others.

The national passing rate improved to 47.73 percent, with 6,836 examinees passing the test out of 14,322 takers. Last year’s passing rate was 49.26 percent, with 9,114 examinees passing the test out of 18,500 takers.

UST also aced the nursing boards last year with a 100-percent passing rate. Twenty-four Thomasians made 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.


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