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Do we have enough jobs for 11,225 new nurses?

A graduate from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) topped the nurse licensure examination given last month in the cities of Manila, Bacolod, Baguio, Cabanatuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Laoag, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga.

Ma. Margaret Benosa Sanchez, with a rating of 86 percent, led 11,225 out of 29,188 examinees who passed the nurse exam, the Professional Regulation Commission said.

She was followed by: 2. Ariel Angara Bitong Jr., UST, 85.40; Tiffany Jeanne Dumanil Severo, University of Nueva Caceres, 85.40; 3. Dominique Rosali Gravina Cesa, UST, 85.20; Charisse Jae Rongcal Faa, Adventist University of the Philippines, 85.20; Bernard Vonn Kyle Rafols Icamen, Cebu Normal University (Cebu State College), 85.20; 4. Jeorge Aljun Gamboa Calpito, UST, 85.00; Katrina Maria Alexandra Pasive Geronimo, UST, 85.00; Sarah May Sia Janas, UST, 85.00; Maria Bianca Mararac Molina, UST, 85.00; and 5. Daniel Torreja Roldan, Makati Medical Center (For. RTRMS), 84.80.

The members of 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 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.