BS Nursing Students attend Orientation cum Lecture on NAT and Test Anxiety


The Admission Services Office under the Office of Students Affairs and Services conducted the Orientation on Nursing Aptitude Test (NAT) cum Lecture on Overcoming Test Anxiety to first year BS Nursing students on June 10, 2024, at the UNP Tadena Hall.

The NAT is part of the retention policy of the College of Nursing, and the office organized this activity to provide necessary information for students to prepare for their NAT, scheduled on June 13, 2024. Additionally, the lecture aimed to help students cope with negative emotions associated with taking a major exam.

Dr. Francis Don Nero, Dean of the College of Nursing, delivered an opening message emphasizing the implementation of the college’s admission and retention policies. He shared that during his time as a student, no such activities were conducted to prepare students, making the current students lucky to be supported through this orientation and lecture.

After the welcome remarks, Dr. Rolando B. Navarro, Vice President for Academic Affairs, gave a motivational message, emphasizing preparedness and providing tips on how to prepare for a major test like the NAT. He challenged the students to perform their best and become licensed professional nurses, recognizing the value of the Nursing profession.

Dr. Erwin F. Cadorna, University President, provided an inspirational message centered on having self-confidence and believing in oneself to pass the NAT and overcome challenges. He shared personal tips on handling test anxiety and encouraged the students to strive hard to reach their dreams of becoming licensed nurses.

Lastly, Dr. Mariano Paterno Avila gave the closing remarks, focusing on the importance of knowing how to handle stress when taking a major examination. He expressed gratitude and appreciation to the Admission Services Personnel for conducting the activity.


Article by Precious Lyn Cornejo-Babida.


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