The December 2012 Nursing Licensure Exam passers of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos took their oath last March 13, 2013, 9 AM at the Oratory of St. Nicholas of Tolentine. It started with the celebration of the Holy Mass with Fr. Abraham Latoza, OAR as main celebrant. After the Mass, Fr. Emeterio Buñao, OAR, gave the words of welcome and stressed the particular honor and privilege of having the PRC at UNO-R for the first time for the oath taking of the new nurses. Dir. Lily Ann R. Baldago, PRC Regional Director of the Ilolio Regional Office with Hon. Marco Antonio Sto. Tomas, member of the Board of Nursing, graced the occasion. Sto. Tomas stressed the need of nurses in the Philippines. The 56 passers new nurses took their oath before Sto. Tomas and Baldago. Stephanie Joy Guino-o, 9th placer and Louise Valerie Abaño, 10th placer were given PRC recognition. Meanwhile, the College of Nursing had its 7th Clinical Graduation and Ring and Pin Ceremony, March 16, 2013, 2:00 PM at the Oratory of St. Nicholas of Tolentine. Thanksgiving Mass with Rev. Fr. Emeterio Buñao, OAR as the main celebrant. The 64 graduates were presented by Dean Sheila P. Arnibal, RN, MN, Dean of the College of Nursing, to the University President. Awarding of Certificates of Clinical completion, imposition of college pins, reception of rings and exchange of tokens and ring by the parents and Class 2013.

by: Leobel Lyn Española