The University of Santo Tomas emerged as the Top Performing School in 2016 Nursing Licensure Exams administered by the Professional Regulation Commission, with 324 graduates scoring a 100% passing rate. The national passing rate was 47.73%.

UST’s graduates likewise made it to the Top 10, namely:

— Top 1                      Faith C. Rutagines (86.60%)

— Top 2                      Augustine Beth D. Cortez (86.20%)

— Top 3                      John Macdavid P. Inocentes (86.00%)

— Top 4                      Paolo B. Abelarde (85.80%)

— Top 6                      Jose Genato C. Dela Cruz (85.40%)

— Top 7                      Patricia Rose O. Lim (85.20%)

                                    Ma. Lezrahmae Anthonie G. Sol Cruz (85.20%)

— Top 8                      Joanna Pauline A. Silva (85.00%)

— Top 9                      Paola Gianerikei V. Abilgos (84.80%)

                                    Sheina D.C. Domingo (84.80%)

                                    Lance Xavier Guiseppe V. Feliciano (84.80%)

                                    Marian Luina Kaylind E. Fontanilla (84.80%)

                                    Nicole Dominique L. Vargas (84.80%)

— Top 10                    Trisha Nadine D. Andaya (84.60%)

                                    Judiel Christine S. Diaz (84.60%)

                                    Ma. Catherine Grace M. Reyes (84.60%)

                                    Jamiah E. Tablada (84.60%)

                                    Bernard Joseph Z. Villaflores (84.60%)