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10,977 new Nurses pass exam

Manila, Philippines – A graduate each from the New Era University and the Pamantasang Lungsod ng Maynila emerged as topnotchers of the Nurse Licensure Examination given by the Board of Nursing in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Laoag, Legazpi, Lucena, Nueva Ecija, Pagadian, Pampanga, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga last December.

Kristine Joie Azarcon Danan of New Era University and Nikko Martel Viray Dio of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila and got a rating of 86.20 percent to lead 10,975 other new nurses out of 35,475 graduates who took the licensure examination.

Others who made it to the top five are: (2)  Lester Canarejo Sapar, University of Negros Occidental, 86.00;  (3) Ann Marie Bucoy Roldan, Central Philippine University,  85.80; Marian  Maro Vanslembrouck, Silliman University, 85.80; (4) Dharline Abbygale Garvida Agullana, Mariano Marcos State University, 85.60; and (5) Hannah Philene Diego Calub, Saint Mary’s University, 85.40.

The Board of Nursing – Carmencita M. Abaquin, chairman; Leonila A. Faire, Betty F. Merritt, Perla G. Po, Marco Antonio C. Sto.Tomas, Yolanda C. Arugay, and Amelia B. Rosales, members – said that pursuant to Section 16 of Republic Act No. 9173, “all successful candidates in the examination shall be required to take an oath of professional before the Board or any government official authorized to administer oaths prior to entering upon the nursing practice.”

Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be announced later. Those who will register are required to bring the following: duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, current Community Tax Certificate (cedula), one passport size picture (colored with white background and complete name tag), two metered documentary stamps, and one short brown envelope with name and profession and to pay the Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2014-2017. Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

  • Atagalong

    I am happy to note that over 10,000 nurses passed the board exam. They are the potential money makers/earners for the enhancement of the Philippine economy. Kudos to all.