XU Nursing Garners 100% Passing Rate; Two Grads Top NLE

The results of the June 2016 NLE (Nurse Licensure Examination) have just been released online by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) last June 17, 2016. Out of the 14,184 nursing graduates who took the exam in different testing centers nationwide, only 6,183 passed.

The College of Nursing of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan soared high once again after the PRC declared that they have garnered a 100% passing rate. Of all the nursing graduates who passed the June 2016 NLE, 39 are proud graduates of XU. According to XU President Fr. Roberto Yap, SJ, this is the 4th consecutive NLE where the XU College of Nursing has achieved a 100% passing rate.

Furthermore, two nursing graduates from Xavier University did not only pass the NLE, but also aced it. Both Rachelle Eve Alolor Bensig and Ma Minvilu Verano Marbella made it to the top 10 of the Nurse Licensure Examination this June, with Bensig landing on the 2nd spot while Marbella garners 5th place.

Rachelle Bensig garnered a score of 86.60%. She shares the 2nd spot with Joszabelle Estrella of Bicol University-Legazpi and Gianna Roman of Bataan Peninsula State University-Balanga. As for Ma Minvilu Marbella, she garnered a score of 86.00%. She shares the 5th spot with Glenn Marie Fantillo of University of Iloilo and Eunice Kay Sanson of Ateneo de Zamboanga.

In her interview with the local press of Cagayan de Oro, Ma Minvilu Verano Marbella revealed that she did not expect to become a topnotcher in the NLE. She said that she only prayed for guidance during the examination and the tenacity to accept whatever the outcome will be. Topping the licensure examination for nurses definitely came as a surprise to her. Marbella then added that being a nurse is not just about the rank and the result ratings; for her, it’s all about the things that she learned. She devotes her triumph to her family, classmates, XU teachers, Lourdes College, and Peak Excellence Review Center.

The announcement of the NLE results for June came just a few days after Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan made it to the list of Asia’s top universities, which was released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), an education and career consultancy company.

For this NLE, the #1 spot is shared by Bernard John Ezra IV Rafols Icamen of Cebu Normal University (Cebu State College) and Melissa Castor Malong of De La Salle University-Health Sciences Institute. Both achieved a percentile score of 87.20%.

The other nursing graduates who made it to the top 10, are as follows:

Top 3

Paul Lexus Gomez Lorenzo (University of the Assumption) – 86.40%

Top 4

John Michael Morin Canita (West Visayas State University -La Paz) – 86.20%

Jodi Marian Piamonte Dagudag (Silliman University) – 86.20%

Top 6

Camille Osias Cosare (University of the Visayas-Mandaue) – 85.80%

Rigelle Anne Cabal Delos Santos (Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation) -85.80%

Jose Paolo Larrazabal Garcia (Cebu Doctors’ Hospital) -85.80%

Miya Marcelo Gomez (Angeles University Foundation) -85.80%

Angella Mari Recio (San Beda College) -85.80%

Anthony Wines Teves (Velez College) -85.80%

Top 7

Terrence Michael Villamor Cuyos (Cebu Normal University – Cebu State College) – 85.60%

Maeriel Salatan Gadaingan (Ateneo de Zamboanga) – 85.60%

Brittney Kindred Tek-ing Madrigal (Velez College) -85.60%

Top 8

Mae Beann Equila Asuncion (University of Pangasinan) -85.40%

Kathereen Roman Canindo (West Visayas State University-La Paz) – 85.40%

Alyssa Marie Nivera Lobaton (University of Saint La Salle) -85.40%

Jodith Bygie Belacaol Mediana (West Visayas State University-La Paz) -85.40%

Arian Mae Cortez Pabon (Riverside College) -85.40%

Margie Joy Cardel Red (Bicol University-Legazpi) -85.40%

Alyana Marie Gamboa Tapang (Angeles University Foundation) -85.40%

Glanzen Mae Buyser Tijing (Mountain View College) 85.40%

Top 9

Rania Irih Askali (Ateneo de Zamboanga) -85.20%

Maria Rocell Serafines Bustonera (Emillio Aguinaldo College-Dasmariñas) -85.20%

Christine Joyce Mallari Figueroa (Our Lady of Fatima University-Valenzuela) -85.20%

Zsheerahzhade Ali Gaspar (Notre Dame of Jolo College) -85.20%

Monette Jane Borja Guevarra (Bicol University-Legazpi) -85.20%

Florante San Jose Hernandez (De Ocampo Memorial College) -85.20%

Vilma Manjares Jumila (Holy Name University) -85.50%

Jasmine Celina Sia Lazaro (Southville International School and Colleges) -85.20%

Ma. Jarsi Rheyda Tang Tejada (West Visayas State University-La Paz) -85.20%

Top 10

Athena Marie Abella Anog (Cebu Normal University – Cebu State College) 85.00%

Pamela Aya Bojos Bernada (West Visayas State University-La Paz) -85.00%

Bryan Amiel Lapore Brey (University of Saint La Salle) -85.00%

Jana Bautista Cabato (Ateneo de Zamboanga) -85.00%

Diane Barneso Dolina (Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation) -85.00%

Rashida Tulawie Habbi (Notre Dame of Jolo College) -85.00%

Pamela Quiao Ligtas (University of Bohol) -85.00%

Ileana Orejudos Lim (Velez College) -85.00%

Alyssa Claire Andal Malaguit (De La Salle University-Lipa) -85.00%

Genesis Esma Velasco (Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation) -85.00%


Congratulations to all the passers!



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