MANILA, Philippines - A graduate of Ateneo de Naga University topped the nursing licensure examination last July wherein only two-fifths of the total examinees passed, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced yesterday.
With an average of 86.80 percent, Rayan Oliva led more than 37,000 examinees in the licensure examination that was held in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, La Union, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.
PRC said that only 37,679, or 41 percent out of the 91,008 who took the exams passed, but 92 graduates landed in the Top 10 with grades ranging from 84.60 to 86.80 percent.
Placing second was Aileen Austria, of Delos Santos-STI College Inc., with a grade of 86.40 percent, while two University of Santo Tomas (UST) alumni, Allyce Joana de Leon and Anna Vanessa Gan, shared the third spot with an 86 percent average.
In fourth was Centro Escolar University-Manila graduate Alyssa Leonila Guiam with a grade of 85.80 percent.
Charmaine Gauiran, of Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Memorial School; Vida Theresa Gumangan, of Saint Louis University; Abigail Icasiano, of Arellano University-Manila; Weena Marie Lim, of UST; John Joseph Montalbo, of Far Eastern University (FEU)-Manila; Jan Michael Ong of Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU) and Joan Tejada, of Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Memorial School shared fifth place with a grade of 85.60 percent.
Another OLFU graduate, Zyrus Ronn Bernasor, and University of the Philippines-Manila graduate Rouchel Anne Briones scored 85.40 percent and landed sixth.
In seventh place were Peter James Abad of UP-Manila; Merjorie May Adolfo of Cebu Normal University; Clarence Joy Custodio of Saint Joseph College-Cavite City; Nico Paulo Dimal of Angeles University Foundation; Kris Ray Dumaguin of Velez College; Stela Joy Engada of West Visayas State University; Jan Christian Feliciano of UST; Jose Paolo Julian Galeon of Tarlac State University; Paulo Kristoffer Macsinag of De La Salle University-Health Sciences Institute; Joy Ann Tan of Notre Dame of Dadiangas College and Emer Joy Vale of University of Bohol with a score of 85.20 percent.
Hana Kirstie Abello of UP-Manila; Kea Capio of UST; Ana Francesca Centeno of UST; Grace Cecile Co of UP-Manila; Michael Prince del Rosario of Lorma College; Rouella Christina Fajardo of UST; Joe Mari Flores of Cebu Normal University; Donna May Fronda of Saint Joseph-Cavite; Renan James Lim of UST; Romina Manaloto of OLFU-QC; Marian Sheryl Milo of Saint Louis University; Maria Kriselda Rosales of Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas, Cristina Satiada of Chinese General Hospital College of Nursing and Liberal Arts; Laurence Lester Tan of UST; Elise Cara Teng of Trinity University of Asia; Marie Kathrina Tojong of University of the Visayas-Mandaue City and Jaylyn Villafania of Saint Louis University landed in eight spot with an average of 85 percent.
Ninth placers were Jamela Arcilla of FEU-Manila; Czarina Myrnelli Buenafe of Northwestern University; Arcel Cabigting of Angeles University Foundation; Elaine Katrina Cala, of UST; Julie Ann Clarin of UST; Ancel de Guzman of Holy Angel University; Eleanor de la Paz of Saint Louis University; Ria Leah Esporlas of University of Perpetual Help System Dalta-Las Piñas; Elaine Lapaan of Saint Louis University; Nico Pajes of Ateneo de Zamboanga; Ana Jeska Peñaranda, of West Visayas State University; Jan Roland Pomuceno of Notre Dame of Dadiangas; Angeline Rempillo of Our Lady of Guadalupe Colleges; Nicael Salazar of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig; Ferie Angelica Yvan Silvino of FEU-Manila; Ivy Susvilla of Cebu Normal University; Kara Deneice Tueres and Ace Brian Verallo of OLFU-Valenzuela with a grade of 84.80 percent.
Completing the top 10 were Abegael Bacol of Manila Doctors College; Ramon Carlo Baring of CEU-Manila; Robert Barit of Medical College of Northern Philippines; Livia Barrieses, of Riverside College; Maria Virginia Cuayzon of OLFU and Kathleen Anne de Leon of Chinese General Hospital College with a grade of 84.60 percent.
The oath-taking ceremony of the successful examinees in Manila as well as the previous ones who have not taken their Oath of Professional will be on Sept. 20 and 21 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.