Originally posted by Andrew_296
I totally agree with your statement (except the Board Pass Rates, which I am willing to believe unless proven otherwise). Nung unang kinuwento ng fiance ko sa akin, hindi rin ako naniwala kasi medyo far-fetched. Pero nung na-meet namin yung may ari ng Review Center for the Nursing Boards (who happens to be their college secretary as well; the review center's name is Far Eastern Review Center, I think), hindi din lahat ng 40 students nakakapagexam. "Iniipit" nila yung iba (pardon the pun), and the ones who look weak are actually given a hard time or pressured to shift courses.
What I think is remarkable with UST is their ability to turn tons of supposedly"mediocre" students into good nurses, as opposed to UPCN's policy of getting the "good" ones initially and subsequently weeding out a few more.
I actually don't blame these people when at times they're proud of what they've done. I even remember this one time when my fiance was suspended for a few days because she was caught wearing their uniform outside of a clinical environment. My fiance said "Akala ko makakalusot ako na studyante ng ibang eskuwela", forgetting that the only school who has dared to copy their uniform is Makati Med's College of Nursing. Both schools wear this blue and white pinstriped uniform, the only difference being that Makati Med wears black stockings (na sabi ng fiance ko baduy daw, sorry sa mga taga MMC). UP's Rayadillo and UPCN's students wear exactly the same uniform, excluding the swords and headgear of course. My point is that these people are quite proud of their heritage and it would be a blow to the College if its high standards are compromised by a single individual.
On a different note, I hope the Thread Starter applies to and gets into UP's College of Nursing (or any other College in UP Manila for that matter). I hope you get to meet the supremely gifted students (even though some will be as dumb as rocks) and faculty (who can sometimes give reason for failure even if there isn't one). If you do get in, I hope you feel inferior. I hope you realize you're not the best guy around, as I have.