THE UNIVERSITY recorded a perfect passing rate for the eighth straight time in the November 2022 licensure examinations for nurses, in which all 286 examinees made the cut.

UST has recorded a perfect passing rate in each nursing board examination cycle since 2015.

Thirty-five Thomasians were among the 148 new nurses who obtained the 10 highest scores in the examinations.

Jade Aranda ranked third nationwide with a score of 89.60 percent to lead the new batch of Thomasian nurses. She tied with five other examinees.

Thomasians Shaneen Cruz and Christine Dilig placed fourth after scoring 89.40 percent.

Kathrine Dy and Janea Soriano ranked fifth with a score of 89.20-percent.

UST alumni J Owen Lebaquin, Michelle Malonzo, Mary Torremoro, and Marian Yap scored 89 percent to rank sixth nationwide.

Placing seventh were Thomasians Alyssa Coquia and Janella Peña, with 88.80-percent.

Ten Thomasians ranked eighth with a score of 88.60 percent, namely: Charlene Ascan, Gian Boc, Kyle Concio, Ferlene Cortez, Alyssa de Guzman, Jan Dionisio, Leah Morales, Ella Ouano, Tyrone Sundiam, and Julia Sy.

At ninth place were UST graduates Dennis Añonuevo, Kristen Chan, Rizabella Estevanez, Beatrice Fernandez, and Jona Yutan, who all scored 88.40 percent.

Nine Thomasians ranked 10th after scoring 88.20 percent, namely: Kristen Azusano, Jaimie Co, Karena Cruz, Precious de Roxas, Marie Ilagan, Annedel Ortiz, Jim Pangan, Sophia Schwarzkopf, and Katrina Uy.

Abigail Ramirez of Saint Paul University-Dumaguete topped this year’s examination with a score of 90 percent.

UST was named the No. 1 top-performing school alongside 18 other universities which recorded perfect passing rates.

The national passing rate for nurses rose to 74.40 percent (18,529 of 24,903 examinees) from 68 percent (6,616 of 9,729 examinees) in the May 2022 examinations.

The examinations were held from Nov. 12 to 13. Nillicent Bautista


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