Mayor Marcy Upholds Homegrown Nursing Grads
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A total of 37 nursing graduates from the city-run Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina (PLMar) has successfully passed the 2019 Nursing Licensure Examination (NLE) out of 47 who took the November 2019 NLE. Results have shown that PLMar reached 74 percent in its overall performance.
Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro said that PLMar has always been a fountain of hope for Marikeños. In fact, in 2019, the Marikina City Government has increased its budget up to P200 million for free college education from P130 million in 2018.
“Lagi kong sinasabi sa Pamantasan, ang ating paaralan maaaring hindi perpekto, kulang, pero patuloy siyang nagbibigay pag-asa sa marami,” said Mayor Marcy who led the oath taking ceremony of the 37 nursing graduates on Wednesday, January 22.
Meanwhile, 36-year-old Catherine Fabro, who scored highest among the 37 nursing board passers from PLMar expressed gratitude to the City Government for supporting her and her batchmates with their education. Catherine is now working as a full-time nurse at the St. Lukes Medical Center.
“Sobrang thankful po talaga kami sa inyo, Mayor Marcy, na nakarating po kami sa puntong ito, kaya wala po kaming masasabi kung hindi sobrang pasasalamat po. At dahil nakapasa po kami, gusto naming ibalik ang naibigay po sa amin para ma-share din po namin sa iba kung ano ang nangyari sa amin para maging inspirasyon dito sa Marikina,” said Catherine who was emotional at that time.
Mayor Marcy urges new nurses to share their stories to those who are struggling to serve as an inspiration while being competitive globally and to take care of their patients the best way they can. The head of the city believes that this is the best way to pay it forward.
According to Madelene Aquino, PLMar College of Nursing dean, all the 37 NLE passers from PLMar are said to be employed in various hospitals in Metro Manila.
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