UPDATE: Nursing Board topnotcher Jovie Ann Decoyna, a graduate of Baguio Central University, urges her peers to take the initiative amid the financial crisis that has affected job opportunities even for nurses. She got a rating of 89 percent. She is one of over 88,000 examinees that took the Nursing Licensure Exams in November 2008. “We should take the initiative to look for the job rather than being idle. It is our responsibility to uplift nursing as a field,” she says. +++ THE results are out. Here's the story from our breaking news:
At least 39,455 or 44.51% out of 88,649 examinees that took the November 2008 Nursing Board have passed, the Professional Regulatory Commission has announced. Jovie Ann Alawas Decoyna of the Baguio Central University topped the board, with 89 percent, the PRC said. The Nursing Regulatory Board (NRB) is headed by Carmencita Abaquin. Members of the NRB include Yolanda Arugay, Betty Merritt, Leonila Faire, Perla Po, Marco Antonio Sto.Tomas, and Amelia Rosales.