37,513 pass nursing board exam


06:29 PM August 20th, 2011

August 20th, 2011 06:29 PM

MANILA, Philippines—A total of 37,513 out of 78,135 passed the Nurse Licensure Examination, the Professional Regulation Commission announced on Saturday.

Jomel Garcia Lapides of the University of the Philippines-Manila topped the examination given by the Board of Nursing in July. Lapides garnered a rating of 88.4 percent.

Two University of Santo Tomas nursing graduates, Hazel Cortes Crisostomo and Beverly Lynne Yao Ong, ranked second. Each got 87.4 percent. See the complete list of Top 10 examinees

Three universities topped the list of 10 best performing schools, all having a 100 percent passing percentage. Cebu Normal University has 181 successful examinees, 161 for the West Visayas State University-La Paz, and 57 for the University of the Philippines-Manila.

The results for six examinees “were withheld pending final determination of their liabilities under the rules and regulations governing licensure examination,” the PRC said without elaborating.

“The dates and venues of all oathtaking for new nurses will be announced later,” it said.

Following are the successful examinees:







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