UST’s streak of consecutive perfect passing rates in the licensure examinations for nurses was extended to nine in the May cycle, with two Thomasians in the top 10.

Miguel Vincent Valencia ranked fifth nationwide with a score of 90.60 percent to lead the new batch of Thomasian nurses, tying with four other examinees.

Thomasian Angelica Mae Salazar placed eighth with a score of 90 percent, sharing the spot with 18 other examinees.

Cristin Pangan of the University of the Philippines – Manila topped this examination cycle with a score of 91.60 percent.

Due to the participation of only eight examinees in this cycle, UST did not meet the criteria for top-performing school recognition. UST sent out 286 examinees in the November 2022 exams, in which it posted a perfect passing rate and was named a top-performing school.

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

Five universities were named top-performing schools in the May 2023 exams after meeting the criteria of sending a minimum of 50 examinees and achieving perfect passing rates

These schools were the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (195 out of 195 examinees), Angeles University Foundation (157 out of 157 examinees), Cavite State University (143 out of 143 examinees), Bukidnon State University (87 out of 87 examinees), and Southern Luzon State University – Lucban (61 out of 61 examinees).

The national passing rate slightly increased to 74.94 percent (10,764 out of 14,364 examinees) from 74.40 percent (18,529 of 24,903 examinees) in November.

The examinations were held from May 28 to 29. Mikhail S. Orozco


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