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WHAT: Meeting with Mr. Ronaldo Quitco ( Agenda : Tasking for the
Volunteers' Training)
WHEN: 29 August 2007 (Wednesday) at 3:30 PM


For the retakers of Test 3 and Test 5, the list may be downloaded from this link: http://www.savefile.com/download/1004714?PHPSESSID=4462b4cb3fc32774e0c6cbddb550aec1


For the complete list of the June 2007 Philippine Nurses Licensure Examination passers, Board Exam Topnochers, and Ratings of the Colleges of Nursing, please click on this link: http://inquirer.net/nursingresults2007/ or http://www.jploh.com/pub/2007/q3/20070826_NURSE-0607-NAMES.pdf


Last June 6, 2007, the CESDEV Volunteers surprised Mr. Francis Joseph Kho, the Immediate Past President of UC Nursing CESDEV with a modest birthday party. Mr. Kho turned another year older inside the Seminario Mayor de San Carlos where they had their one month Intensive Review. The volunteers also rendered songs to inspire and motivate the birthday celebrant as he was preparing then for the nursing board examinations.

Indeed, Mr. Kho must be truly inspired and motivated. He easily breezed through the exams and made it. Congratulations! This calls for a victory party, right ?!?


UC Nursing CESDEV proudly congratulates its immediate past president MR. FRANCIS JOSEPH ESTENZO KHO for passing the Philippine Nurses Licensure Examinations. Kudos! We are proud of you, Francis!


UC Nursing CESDEV salutes these UC-CN Batch 2006 graduate student nurses who bravely faced the challenge of surrendering their licenses, re-took, passed, and topped the Philippine Nurses Licensure Examination last June 2007: MR. JUNDELL ANDRADE CASTARDO, 5th Placer AND MR. SANTONIN DUARTE YU, 8th Placer.


Congratulations to University of Cebu - Lapu-lapu Mandaue Campus College of Nursing for being the 2nd Top Nursing School in the 30-99 category of the 2007 Nurses Licensure Examination. UC-LM College of Nursing came up with 46 board passers out of 50 examinees garnering 92% passing rate.

This excellent performance of the pioneering batch is a fitting tribute to the late Dean of UC-LM College of Nursing, Dr. Ramillita Pinili Romano. She must be beaming with pride looking down from heaven.

Congratulations UC-LM nursing graduates Batch 2007. Thank you, Dr. Ramillita Romano ... You made this happen.


University of Cebu - Banilad College of Nursing also peformed well in the just released Philippine Nursing Licensure Examination given last June 2007. Out of 310 First-Time board exam takers, 286 passed the exam giving UC-CN (Banilad) a passing percentage of 92 %. However, there were also 104 Repeaters of the board exam and of this, only 48 passed giving UC-CN (Banilad) a 46% passing rate for this cluster. Overall, University of Cebu (Banilad) College of Nursing had 334 board exam passers out of 414 board exam takers commanding an 81% pasing percentage.

Of these passers, UC Banilad College of Nursing proudly claims two(2) board topnochers. They are Mr. Jundell Castardo, 5th Place (UC Banilad Batch 2006) and Mr. Santonin Yu, 8th Place (UC Banilad Batch 2006).

Congratulations to our new registered nurses!


48% pass nursing exams
By Leila Salaverria

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has more than 31,000 new nurses, including those who retook the nursing licensure examination to remove the stigma that they benefited from a leak of test questions last year.
A graduate from Our Lady of Fatima University-Valenzuela topped the exam conducted in June in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga cities.
Of the 64,909 takers, who included first-timers, repeaters and voluntary “retakers,” 31,275 -- or 48 percent -- passed the exam given by the Professional Regulation Commission’s Board of Nursing (BON).
The voluntary “retakers” were those who had passed the June 2006 nursing board exam but decided to retake all the five tests. They signed a waiver in order to give up their 2006 licenses so they could take the tests again.
But the results of Test III (Medical-Surgical Nursing) and Test V (Psychiatric Nursing) taken by some 13,000 nursing graduates from the June 2006 batch were not announced by the PRC. The two tests were the ones affected by the leakage.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will announce the results Tuesday, according to a DOLE information officer.
The 13,000 nursing graduates, who passed the June 2006 licensure exam, voluntarily decided to retake Tests III and V in order to comply with a requirement of the United States-based Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS).
The CGFNS, which screens applicants to the United States, had said that it would not issue VisaScreen certificates to June 2006 nursing board passers unless they retook Tests III and V.
Most of the nursing graduates in the country aspire for employment in the United States.
Of the 336 nursing graduates who retook the two tests because of a court order, 248 passed, according to the PRC.
The 336 were among the 1,687 nursing graduates whom the Court of Appeals had required to retake Tests III and V.
The 1,687 graduates were those who had benefited from the PRC recomputation of the scores the commission undertook in a bid to remove the effects of the leakage. The appellate court struck down the recomputation.
The results for two examinees were withheld while the BON determines whether they were liable for violations under the rules and regulations governing licensure examinations.
Topnotcher and top schools
Darlyn Chutuape of Our Lady of Fatima University-Valenzuela got the highest score of 88 percent.
The top-performing schools with 30 to 99 examinees were University of the Philippines-Manila and Philippine Christian University-Manila, which both got a 100-percent passing rate.
Rounding out the top performers in the same category were University of Cebu in Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue, and Universidad de Manila (City College of Manila), which got passing rates of 92 and 90 percent, respectively.


UC Nursing CESDEV wishes to convey its deepest sympathy to the family as we offer prayers for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Evelyn Umpad, the loving mother of our CESDEV volunteer, Jeanette Umpad.


Dear student nurses, as you hurdle your Midterm Examinations this week, take time to pause and pray ...

Dear Lord,
Sometimes I feel a little strange praying to you because of an exam. It doesn't really seem all that significant when you consider the "big picture." But right now, the test looms so large that it is all I can see before me.
I pray to you for three things:- the strength to handle the pressure that I feel,- the confidence to feel secure in my knowledge and preparation,- and the ability to keep an appropriate perspective on it all. Help me to keep in mind what is really important, even as I focus all of my time and energy on this test in the immediate future. Amen


August 27 is special non-working day. Malacañang on Wednesday announced that Monday, August 27, will be a special non-working day to commemorate National Heroes' Day.
The holiday was traditionally celebrated every last Sunday of August. Republic Act 9492, however, moved some holidays to the nearest Monday.


The UC Nursing CESDEV volunteers trooped to West Gorordo Hotel last August 18, 2007 to attend a forum on Global Education - a key program of the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO).

The program hopes to promote global education and South-South exchanges and offers Filipinos the opportunity to share their skills and learn about another culture elsewhere and for their personal and professional growth in the field of education, health and employment generation.

Student nurses and CESDEV volunteers excitedly wait for the afternoon seminar to start.

In the morning, there was an exhibit of interesting items and memorabilias that the VSO volunteers brought along with them from the countries where they were assigned.
Photographs, various interesting items, wood crafts, native dresses or costumes, totems, among many others were on exhibit.

Ma'am Ethel Maamo gladly shared her experience as a VSO volunteer in Nepal.
The student nurses were all smiles as they were "transported" from one country to another.
More than the fascinating "trip", the student nurses also attended a forum on Global Education where competent speakers shared valuable ideas.

Moreover, the sharing of the experiences of the VSO volunteers ignited the interests of the student nurses and CESDEV volunteers. The VSO volunteers looked great in their costumes adding greater aunthentic feeling to the already hyped afternoon.

The lecture on Inclusive Education was also very informative.
The Closing Remarks was given a dramatic twist leaving the audience enthralled yet touched by the message.

The CESDEV volunteers who believed that "not only for themselves are they born" posed with the VSO volunteers who "shared their skills and changed lives."



UC Nursing CESDEV President, Hazel Bondaco, will meet you after your Midterm Exams on August 23, 2007 at the CESDEV office to discuss important matters with you.

Please come in your school uniform. Kindly inform other volunteers about this meeting to ensure perfect attendance.

Thank you.


August 20 is a special non-working holiday to commemorate the death anniversary of Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita has announced.
Aquino was assassinated on Aug. 21, 1983 but Ermita said Wednesday that the holiday was moved to August 20, a Monday, as part of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s “holiday economics.”


Stress is a part of every student's daily life. Your personal stress requirements and the amount which you can tolerate before you become distressed varies with your life situation and your age. As a college student, the greatest sources of events you experience as stressful are likely to be relationships, academic and social situations, environment and lifestyle.

Leaving home or commuting daily, managing finances, living with roommates and juggling a job, classes, and relationships all contribute to the normal stress of being at the University. It is also not uncommon for students to feel overwhelmed and anxious about wasting time, meeting high standards or being lonely.

In addition, stress can also come from exciting or positive events. It is, therefore, crucial to recognize stressful situations, address them, and develop strategies to manage your stress.



To the Senior and Junior Volunteers of UC Nursing CESDEV, thank you very much. Your interest, effort, and participation is greatly appreciated. Looking forward for more productive and significant CESDEV endeavors with you.