WVSU-Iloilo proud of near sweep in nursing topnotchers

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ILOILO CITY — Staying true to its branding of “where excellence is a tradition,” the West Visayas State University (WVSU) La Paz Campus has produced a fresh batch of topnotchers in the recent Nursing Licensure Examination.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said 12 WVSU graduates landed on the top 10 spots. A total of 5,059 out of 9,691 passed the examination given by the Board of Nursing this month.

Almira Louise Hinsoy of WVSU bested the other board passers with an 87.4 percent rating. She shared the top spot with Jeremiah Paula Caceres of Angeles University Foundation.

Other WVSU graduates who made it to the top 10 are Dennise Kim Marie Luig with 87.2 percent; Michaelle Christiane Con-El (87 percent); Gernoe Marie Saquian, Shaniah Grace Condag, and Joseph Dann Enero, Kaila Mae Laurete Macairan (86.8 percent); Thomas Benroe Supena (86.2 percent); Jenrose Victor Buenvenida with (85.8 percent); Rona Jane Lanzuela (85.8 percent); Tristan James Amaguin (85.6 percent); and Angel Mae Malones (85.60 percent).

Luis Sorolla Jr., WVSU president, said all of their 163 examinees passed the exam.

“We secured 100 percent passing rate and this is also the first time that we had a lot of graduates (who) made it to the top 10,” Sorolla said.

The university president attributed the success to the graduates themselves for their hard work.

The WVSU also conducts a rigid selection and admission requirements in the screening process where only the “academically performing” were chosen.

The instructions at the College of Nursing at WVSU are also “updated and modern” where students are provided with the latest information and knowledge about the course.

Students’ skills and knowledge are also enhanced through their first-hand hospital experience at the West Visayas State University Medical Center, also in this city’s La Paz district.

“The hospital experience provides them with a rich background, rich experience to help them. We also embark on continuous training of faculty for them to be able to deliver the instructional process and the teaching-learning process,” Sorolla said.

The WVSU has also produced the top examiner in the March 2019 Physician Licensure Exam.

Clinton Rosita Rabadon, with a rating of 89.83 percent, led the 1,209 Physician Licensure Exam passers out of the 1,759 board examinees.(PNA)