Notwithstanding the nationwide decline in Nursing enrollees, Colegio de Dagupan College of Nursing surmounts these impediment by registering an 80 % passing rate for its first takers in the July 2011 Nursing Licensure Examination, one of the Nursing schools creating a high mark in the province. It is the highest in the history of the college since it earned 64 % passing rate in 2007 and the highest percentage registered by a Nursing school in Dagupan City beating the other universities in the whole Pangasinan.
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 37,513 out of 78,135 passed the Nurse Licensure Examination given by the Board of Nursing in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, La Union, Legazpi, Lucena, Nueva Ecija, Pagadian, Pampanga, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga last July 2-3, 2011; indexing a 48 % national passing rate. Jomel G. Lapides from University of the Philippines Manila topped the said examination with a 88.40 % mark.
Recently, the Commission on Higher Education has released the list of 152 Nursing schools who will be endorsed for possible closure due to poor passing percentages in the NLE over the past five years. The 152 nursing schools were found to have performed below the national passing rate of 46.14 % for the past five years. It is of note to say that CdD is not among the schools listed. CHED will enforce a rule that schools whose performance in licensure examinations is 30% and below for three consecutive years would have their permits revoked and their concerned program phased out.
CHED is determined to crack down on poorly performing schools to ensure that higher education institutions offer quality education. Alongside, Colegio de Dagupan is steadfast to its mission in preparing its students with the best education consistent with the needs of society ââ‚¬â€œ a nurse graduate that is competent, committed and diverse.
Here is the list of the 24 new registered nurses adding up to the roster of professionals produced by Colegio de Dagupan:
Jeannie Lyn A. Acosta, Christine D. Ang, Judys Q. Apilado, Maricris L. Bajen, Donna A. Baldonado, Joy Duchess S. Capua, Michelle A. Chua, Rochelle B. Dela Cruz, Sarah Jane M.Edejer, Carmel Abigail S. Estrada, Ma. Rachelle M. Fernandez, Edward C. Ferrer, Arianne C. Guillermo, Jhermaine Bhillie B. Kusumi, Monalyn B. Magat, Allan Lester V. Medina, Joanabelle G. Meneses, Shanette M. Mirador, Mark James P. Paa, Victoria Angelyne M. Paho, Rose Ann C. Poblete, Denver C. Ramos, Rafael Joseph A. Sabado, Patrice Ellen F. Salguet.*