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A Beloved Alumnus Pays Forward

“At the end of the day, it's not about what you have or even what you've accomplished. It's about what you've done with those accomplishments. It’s about who you've lifted up, who you've made better. It about what you've given back." -- Denzel Washington

John Anthony Ngo, SISC alumnus from BSN Class of 2015 who came home to the Philippines for a short visit, willingly offered to meet with the BSN students in an assembly last January 25, 2017 as part of the planned BSN Lecture Series and Grand Mentoring Day. He spent most of the morning having one-on-one chats with the students who claimed that they were very much inspired to do well just like him.

As the College of Nursing’s 2nd Licensure Board Exam top-notch achiever, John was a much awaited guest speaker. Students were eager to listen to his story and practical advice on how to prepare for the Board exam. Evident in his narration was his strong determination and commitment to give it his best. In preparation he claimed that he was doing 100 to 200 items practice tests daily. Although, he stressed that striking a balance between serious reviewing and having fun is the key.

John also shared his experience about preparing for another Licensure exam in the US in the State of California, where he now resides. He narrated how Southville International School and Colleges conveniently turned out to be in the list of foreign schools recognized in California. He expressed in many ways his gratitude and shared how the BSN program adequately prepared him for actual practice. Currently, he is gainfully employed as a registered nurse in two institutions, full-time in a hospital step-down ICU unit and part-time in a sub-acute facility.

Before leaving John expressed his genuine gratitude for all the support given him and says now it’s his turn to pay forward. He offered to closely guide the graduates intending to go to California and share his tried & tested study resources.