PHINMA Araullo University’s New NLE passers matched successfully to top Cabanatuan Hospitals

Four of the nine new nurses from PHINMA Araullo University pose for posterity at their Oath Taking Ceremony. From L to R: Kristine Mae Abes, Marieva Piano, Loren Ayessa Nery, and Jaycel Dancel


Nine recent NLE board passers were matched and placed successfully with top local hospitals in Cabanatuan Nueva Ecija. They are Kristine Mae Abes, Lhea-lyn Aquino, Loren Ayessa Nery, Melody Miguel, Jaycel Dancel, Mary Rose Limban, Marieva Piano, Rica Mae Paguinto and Mary Rose Guarin. PHINMA Araullo University got a 93.75% (15/16) passing rate for first-time takers. Three of the nine have stories to share about landing their first job as registered nurses. 

Ms. Lhea-lyn Aquino started work at Immaculate Conception Medical Center (ICMC) in January 2023. She was assigned to the Operating Room-Delivery Room Complex at the ICMC.   Ms. Aquino finds her task as an OR nurse tiring but fulfilling.  She said that it’s a great responsibility to be taking care of patients, and one which she takes seriously.    

Ms. Marieva Abad Piano also started work in January at the Good Samaritan Hospital. She was assigned to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Department which she was quite happy about. “Caring for babies allows me to care for pure souls. But being part of NICU department is not easy especially when we are handling critical cases like sick and premature babies. It takes a lot of time and effort to provide the care that they need.”

Ms. Piano added “PHINMA Araullo University is one of the reasons why I am here. The school provided me not only with clinical knowledge but also helped me to be hired by one of my chosen hospitals. Thank you PHINMA AU. I’m very proud to be an Araullian.” 

Ms. Loren Ayessa Nery is waiting to start her career in Bongabon District Hospital any time. “I appreciated the assistance given to me by PHINMA AU’s Alumni and Career Engagement unit as they shared my resume with several hospitals.”

Dean Rosenda Jaramillo from the College of Allied Health and Sciences shared “Starting a new adventure may be easy for others but a challenge for some. Nevertheless, trying new things and starting with humble beginnings paves the way for better opportunities and learning. Consequently, successful employment requires patience, persistence, and hard work. A successful career comes from careful dedication and commitment to the endeavor. To our AU nurses, padayon (Carry on)!”

PHINMA Araullo University, through its school placement office, will continue to help its graduates land their first job after graduation. It will do this by constantly working with top local employers all year round.