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CHED 6 cites high performers in nursing board exams

Iloilo City (8 February) -- The Commission on Higher Education in Western Visayas had cited the nursing schools which perfomed high in the recent nOvember 2009 Licensure Examination for Nursing.

CHED Asst. Regional Director Rex Casiple said these schools are the St. Paul University in Iloilo and the West Visayas State University, with 100 percent passing rate and ranked first in the national level for 100 or more and 30-99 number of examiniees respectively.

Central Philippine University had 95.65 percent passing rate and ranked 7th in the national level, while Aklan Polytechnic College also ranked 7th and University of San Agustin ranked 14th.

Casiple said those with above 50 percent passing rate include Aklan State University, 81.48, University of St. La Salle, Bacolod, 68.22, Colegio de San Agustin, Bacolod, 61.95, Northern Negros State College opf Science and Technology, 57.89, Central Philippine Adventist College, Murcia, Negros Occidental, 54.97, St. Anthony's College, Roxas, 53.7 and, Capiz State University, 53.33.

Meanwhile those schools with below 50 percent passing rates are Iloilo Doctors' College, 49.48, Riverside College, 45.96, Fellowship Baptist College, Kabankalan, 42.3 and University of Negros Occidental-Recolletos, 41.67.

Casiple said all in all 16 out of 21 nursing schools in the region are performing above the national passing average of 39.72 percent.

On the other hand, Casiple said that there are several factors which pulled down the regional average of passing rate and these include the repeaters which had only a passing avearge of 24 percent, or only 548 out of 2,286.

Other factors are out of 21 nurssing schools, only six have owned hospitals wherein their students can get ample training, on top of inadequate number of qualified teachers versus the increasing enrollment.

Another factor, Casiple said, is the fact that there are many secod coursers that opt to take up nursing because of the high demand abroad, and may be adequately prepared for the exam. (PIA6/ESS) [top]

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