Nine graduates from Cebu made it to the top 10 in the 2017 Nursing Licensure Examination held in various parts of the country earlier this month.
Five of the topnotchers are from the Cebu Normal University (CNU), three from Cebu Doctors University (CDU), and one from Velez College.
Heading the Cebuano top scorers is Nona Casey Baring of CNU who grabbed second place with a rating of 85.20 percent along with Piny Elleine Cesar from St. Paul University in Tuguegarao.
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) website announced that 3,882 out of 11,176 passed the Nurse Licensure Examination given by the Board of Nursing in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga this June.
Baring, who is from Lapu-Lapu City and finished her secondary studies at the Cebu City National Science High School, is now taking up Medicine in one of the city’s prestigious universities.
Fellow CNU alumna Cleo Gomez came in solo third with 85 percent, while CDU’s Kathryn Marie So and Eaunice Contado placed fourth and fifth, respectively.
Other Cebu graduates in the Top 10 are Christa Lou Denasin of CNU and Elyza Kimberly Villarante of Velez College in seventh place with 84.20 percent, Philip Simon of CDU at eighth with 84, CNU’s Adrian Paul Marundan at ninth with 83.80, and classmate Luke Aaron Repoponio in lone 10th place with 83.60. (LBG/PNA)