3 NURSING TOPNOTCHERS FROM SCHOOL THAT SURVIVED ‘YOLANDA’
The Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation (RTRMF), which survived Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) and sheltered many survivors in this city, has produced three of the top 10 passers of this year’s nursing licensure examinations.
The three were among 25 takers from RTRMF who all passed the exams.
They were Kathryn Angelie Bugho, who ranked No. 2, with a passing rate of 86.8; Angelae Priscilla Cahilig, who placed No. 7 (85.4); and Arianne Grapilon who landed at No. 9 with a passing rate of 85.
Together with their dean, Socorro Salvacion Gasco, they went to Santo Niño Church, also in this city, on Saturday afternoon to attend a thanksgiving Mass for their success in the Nov. 17 and 18 examinations.
Bugho, 21, said that she was in utter shock when she learned about the results showing her landing at No. 2 in last year’s nursing examination.
“I am in total shock, as I did not expect it,” she said.
Bugho said that all she wanted was to see all of the school’s examinees pass.
The new nurse, who was crowned last year as Miss RTRMF, said that she learned that she was ranked No. 2 through Facebook, as she received private messages from friends and classmates.
Bugho, who is eldest of three siblings and whose family hails from Burauen, Leyte, said that it had been her ambi- tion to become a nurse.
Asked about her immediate plan now that she is a registered nurse, Bugho just giggled saying her high ranking had yet to sink in.
She, however, insisted that she wanted to work as a professional nurse, as it had been her ambition to become a nurse.
Gasco said she was overwhelmed by the performance of her students. She said she was rooting for Bugho to be among the top board examinees.
“I really believed in her. I prayed for her,” she said.
Bugho finished at the top of her class, receiving an academic excellence award.
Gasco said the school management had yet to decide how much Bugho would receive as an incentive for landing No. 2 in the examination.
In 2015, the school produced that year’s No. 1 in the nursing licensure exams, Alyssa Claire Almo.
Gasco and the eight teachers of the nursing school of RTRMF are sure to travel as part of the school’s incentive.