Centralian Dr. Rosanna Belo Reveals Secrets to 100% Passing NLE

She looks back to her Alma Mater with gratitude.

Centralian achiever
Dr. Rosanna Belo

In the previous blog post we learned that the Dean of WVSU College of Nursing, the top Nursing school of the Philippines, Dr. Rosanna Belo is a Centralian.

Her heart beating the blue and the gold, Dean Belo expresses her desire to help CPU. Talking with friends on Facebook, she shared how the college she leads achieve top performance in the Nursing Licensure Exam.

We collated Dean Rosanna Belo’s conversation with Centralians on the “The Good Old Days at CPU FB Page” where she revealed how West Visayas State University College of Nursing attains 100% passing of NLE.

How does WVSU achieve 100% success?

Our students take the board in May or June. We believe that if the foundation of the students is strong from first year to fourth year, there is no reason why they have to postpone taking the NLE in December when they can do that in May/June.

We allow the students to decide when to take the exam, based on their perceived preparedness.

When they have decided, that’s when we come in to support them until the last day of the exam… even if I have to sleep with them just to see to it that they are studying.

I personally give the orientation in the NLE framework and test taking strategies on the first day of intensive review. Then I give the final briefing two days day before the exam…In between, the faculty would come in.

If my Alma Mater would invite me to do the same, I am very much willing to give my time.

Are WVSU Nursing students honor students in High School, in other words, maalam kag driven gid, plus that they are thoroughly screened and the slots limited?

That’s not the picture now. We do not have as many honor students (as before) anymore.

IT is not the honor one gets from high school, but the aptitude for nursing that matters most.

Before we would have more than a thousand applicants in the first year but at this time of nursing glut, happy na kami kon may 300-400.

But systems theory lang na…what outcome would you like to achieve?

Know your inputs (the students you are taking in) so you can put in place strong, efficient and effective processes (thruputs) to achieve the desired outcome.

At present, Centralians nga CIs include Janet Marie Zamar Gequillana, Donabelle Sison, Sheila Salazar Sison, Cerlie Venturanza. Five na lang kami da nga graduates sang CPUCN out of the 44 faculty members.

On being a nurse and becoming dean

I did not dream to become Dean. In the first place, I wanted to be a teacher, not a nurse. But my mother wanted me to be a nurse just like my aunts Nilda Sazon Belo and Lilia Sazon Belo…all CPU grads.

Dean Belo acknowledges her mentors and Alma Mater

I was inspired by Dean Natividad Caipang to specialize in Community Health Nursing…. I had the best teachers – Lily lynn Velasco Somo, Rapunzel Edrosolano, Lilith Plagata, Florence May Rico, Wilna Solomon, Jocelyn Javelosa Bitoonon, Nora Carnaje, Mrs. Depakakibo… many more I can’t recall (senior moments) IMH offered varied clinical experiences…

I will always look back to my Alma Mater with gratitude.

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