Friday, February 22, 2008

Top 10 topnotchers of the Dec 07 nursing boards

Here are the top 10 passers of the Dec 2007 Philippine nursing licensure exams:
1. Zandra Mae Zabaza Bongco, Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Maynila -- 88.40

2. Robneil Dylan Sanchez Dellosa, University of Perpetual Help Rizal-Calamba Campus -- 87.00

3. Joanna Kaye Binoya Remolar, San Pedro College-Davao City -- 86.80

4. Denise Claudia Dimatulac Mangiliman, University of Makati -- 86.40
Neil Niño Sugitarios Navarra, San Pedro College-Davao City -- 86.40
Pedro Jr Posadas Tabernero, Saint Dominic Savio College -- 86.40

5. Joann Aguilar Candado, West Negros College -- 86.20
Betty Chua Chung, University of Makati -- 86.20
Leslie Yap Coo, Central Philippine University -- 86.20

6. Katrina Victoria Luceño Akut, Xavier University -- 86.00
John Edward Vergil Villaflor Belardo, Trinity University of Asia (Trinity-Qc) -- 86.00
Richard Baguio Saavedra, Ateneo De Davao University -- 86.00

7. Rosemarie Lu Go, Western Mindanao State University -- 85.80
January Ivy Bacali Haspela, Central Philippine University -- 85.80
Cristine Valen Mendez, Davao Doctors College, Inc. -- 85.80
Julius Atalip Riazonda, Saint Paul University-Tuguegarao -- 85.80

8. Joreena Perida Alvaran, Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation -- 85.60
Emlyn Limbo Escobar, University of La Sallete-Santiago -- 85.60
Hernessa Torralba Hernandez, Xavier University -- 85.60

9. Gerrie Mae Lozada Angostura, University of Iloilo -- 85.40
Sheryl Gaye Uy Cu, De Los Santos College (Delos Santos School of Nursing) -- 85.40
Ayn Portia De Luna Galamgam, San Pedro College-Davao City -- 85.40
Germaine Lou Tabita Sanchez, University of San Agustin -- 85.40
Marie Kathleen Cavida Santos, Perpetual Help College of Manila -- 85.40
Mary Lenin Pepito Talisic, San Pedro College-Davao City -- 85.40
Jay Pong Yap, Capitol University (Cagayan Capitol Coll.) -- 85.40
Vivian Esparaz Yu, De Los Santos College (Delos Santos School of Nursing) -- 85.40

10. Katrina Socorro Lapuz Cembrano, University of San Agustin -- 85.20
Diana Jean Bernardo Mendoza, Dr. Carlos S. Lanting College-Q.C. -- 85.20
Jeggar Chris Envoltorio Sorianosos, West Visayas State University-La Paz -- 85.20
Aura Ydda Alyne Santiago Toreja, Our Lady of Fatima University-Valenzuela -- 85.20

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Full list of passers in the Dec 2007 Philippine Nursing Licensure Exam

The results are out. Congratulations to those who passed the December 2007 Philippine Nursing Licensure Board Exams.

List of passers:
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List of Retakers who passed:
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28,924 pass Philippine nursing boards

Some 28,924 nursing graduates have passed the Philippine nursing licensure exams conducted on December 2007. The oath-taking of the new nurses will be on March 17 and 18, 2008 at the SMX Convention Center in the Mall of Asia.

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43% pass Dec 2007 nursing licensure exam

At least 43% of 67,000 nursing graduates who took the December 2007 nursing licensure exam have passed, a report by Inquirer.net said.

Leonor Rosero-Tipon, chairman of the Professional Regulation Commission, said the 43.42% passing mark was within the usual passing range.

The report added that graduates from St. Louis University, Xavier University, Siliman University, Trinity, Mindanao State University, and Palawan State University were among the top 10 in the latest Philippine nursing board exam.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

EB3 visa priority date jumps to 2005

The U.S. Department of State has issued its March 2008 Visa Bulletin and, interestingly, the priority date for employment-based category three (EB3) has jumped from Nov. 2002 to Jan. 2005. This news should bring cheer to those whose priority dates fall under the new cut-off and put hope back in the hearts of those waiting for their priority dates to become current.

Here's a link to the March 2008 Visa Bulletin.

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Sunday, February 3, 2008

PRC deadline for filing applications for nurse licensure tests in 2008

Press release from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)

The Professional Regulation Commission announces that the schedules and deadlines in filing applications for the Nurses Licensure Examinations (NLE) for year 2008 are as follows:

Exams on JUNE 1 & 2, 2008 (Sunday & Monday) - Deadline APRIL 18, 2008
Exams on NOVEMBER 29 & 30, 2008 (Saturday & Sunday) - Deadline OCTOBER 17, 2008

The PRC is now accepting applications for the June 2008 NLE at the PRC Central Office and at the PRC regional offices in the cities of Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga. Some 80,000 to 100,000 or more examinees are expected to take the NLE in June 2008.

Graduates of March or April 2008 will be accepted in the June 2008 examination, provided, they will be able to submit, at the time of filing applications on or before the deadline, all the documentary requirements, i.e., Transcript of Records with scanned picture, Birth Certificate in NSO security paper, Notarized/Sworn Summary of Related Learning Experience and OR/DR cases, .

The PRC enjoins early filing of applications to avoid over-crowding at the PRC filing centers.

APPLICATIONS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DEADLINE.

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Friday, February 1, 2008

New Mexico licensure applicants now need CES

Foreign-educated applicants of nursing licensure in New Mexico now need to get a Credentials Evaluation Service (CES) report as part of the requirements for NCLEX eligibility. The New Mexico Board of Nursing issued an updated application handbook, which takes effect this month.

The NM BON has accredited four agencies that issue a CES report:
Educational Records Evaluation Service, International Education Research, Joseph Silney and Associates, and the Commission on Graduates of International Education (CGFNS).

When applying for a CES report, choose the agency that is also accredited by other states so that in case you need to submit one to another state (for endorsement, for example) you won't have to pay for a new one.

Click here to read the new requirements for nurse applicants in New Mexico.

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IVT seminar in Martinez Memorial Hospital

A reader shares us that Martinez Memorial Hospital in Kalookan is still accepting applicants for its March IVT seminar. Call to inquire about the requirements (632)288-8861 and apply in person. I'm not sure if the hospital or the college is conducting the seminar, but a short phone call should resolve this question.

Update
Another reader tells us that the hospital is conducting the training. You can also call this number 285-5091. Thanks for the tip.

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