Ms. Josephine Celoso Elvas, a 21 year old nursing graduate of Filamer Christian College, and Mr. Garry Jay Avelino Delfin of Panitan, Capiz tops the November 2008 Nursing Licensure Examination. Ms. Elvas is the daughter of Constancio Elvas and Juana Celoso of Brgy. Daga, Panay Capiz while Mr. Delfin is a graduate of Iloilo Doctors College. Both with a rating of 86.80%, Josephine and Garry where ranked as Top 8 on the Nursing Licensure Examination given last November 29-30, 2008.
Professional Regulatory Commission has announced at least 39,455 or 44.51% out of 88,649 examinees that took the November 2008 Nursing Board have passed. Jovie Ann Alawas Decoyna of Baguio Central University topped the board, with 89 percent.
Josephine took her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Filamer Christian College (FCC) in Roxas City last March 2008 where in she had been an Academic Awardee from SY 2004-2006 and Rank 7 out of 370 graduates of the college in SY 2007-2008 . She finished her secondary education at Capiz National High School and her elementary education at Loctugan Elementary School.
According to Ms. Elvas, her secrets on passing the Nursing Board Exam are composed of 3P’s: Patience, Perseverance and Prayers. With almost 5 months of review and preparation for the Nursing Board Exam at RGO Review Center in FCC, Josephine was able to manage her time, seriously focused on her review and avoid unnecessary activities. With these, prior to the NLE she also top the Pre-Board Exam in Region VI conducted by RGO Review Center to their reviewers. Her advice to nursing graduates who are about to take the exam in order to pass is to be persistent in their study and give honor and glory to God through prayers. She spent 3 hours a day for study/review.
Garry Jay Avelino Delfin is 27 year old, a native of Poblacion, Panitan, Capiz. The son of Eliseo Diestro Delfin and Sylvia Avelino Defin. His grandfather is the late Judge Braolio Avelino. He finished his Elementary and Secondary Education at Filamer Christian College (Batch 1998) as an honor student.
Garry enrolled Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at AMA University-Iloilo Branch and graduated last December 2002 as Cum Laude and receive the Student Leadership Award. He worked as a College Instructor for 3 years at his alma mater and then decided to pursue his nursing career by enrolling at Iloilo Doctors College.
He graduated his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Iloilo Doctors College last April 2008, as Cum Laude. In his review at Merge Review Center (Iloilo Branch), he was recognized as Top 1 in the General Performance and 1st Place in Simulated NLE in the whole Region 6.
Undying love and devotion to his field of choice, total and undivided attention to studies, hard-edged discipline and work ethics; prayers and a strong desire to make his parents and family proud are among his secrets of achieving success in his life.
His aspiration as an educator and professional nurse is to contribute to the improvement of the nursing profession though the education of new and future nurses.
Both Josephine and Garry where Filamerians.. Filamer Christian College is the 1st Private Institution in Capiz established in 1904 and offering quality and holistic Christian Education. Their program in College of Nursing is Accredited Level 3 by Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities-Accrediting Agency, Inc (ACSCU-AAI). According to Dr. Lea Alayon, Dean of the College of Nursing, 62% out of 215 of the takers from FCC (newly grad) passed the November 2008 Nursing Board Examination which is higher compared to the National Passing Percentage of 44.51%.
This simply shows that Capiceños excels and surely we should be proud of.
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