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Joseph P. Lingao

Magna Cum Laude,

BS in Health Sciences,

Ateneo de Manila University

Southville High School Class 2007

"A drive for excellence is something that can be honed and developed, and it is precisely that which has brought me to where I am today. Southville sparked in me that burning desire to achieve something greater. Fortunately... "read more>>


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Reaching for the Top



Get to know Southville’s Nursing Board Exam top-notcher John Anthony Ngo in this special Q&A!

Question: What motivated you to take up Nursing in college?
John: The stability of the healthcare profession in the US. I’ve witnessed firsthand how nurses in the US had an easier time finding jobs compared to other professions.

Q: How did Southville train you for the life you have now as a registered nurse?
J: Southville has given me the knowledge and the values to become an effective and competent registered nurse.

Q: Which of the 5C’s describe you the most?
J: Competence.

Q: What makes a Southville graduate extraordinary?
J: I think it’s the right combination of knowledge and confidence. Southville graduates are a people person compared to other graduates.
Q: How did you prepare for the Nursing Board Exam?
J: By answering questions, reading books and attending review sessions in the Review Center every day for three months. Our nursing faculty did a marvelous job preparing us for the board exam, giving us board exam-like questions in most of our exams.

Q: Can you share some tips in acing the Nursing Board Exam?
J: Never be contented. Aim for the best and stay humble. Always remember that learning is a continuous process.

Q: Now that you’ve passed the board exam, what is next for John Anthony Ngo?
J: Passing the NCLEX and then start my nursing career.

Congratulations, John! Your Southville family is proud of you!