Davao grad who topped November 2019 Nursing Licensure Exam wants to reconnect with father

  • A graduate of Davao Doctors College topped the November 2019 Nursing Licensure Exam
  • Shaina Kei Watanabe said she did not aim to top the exam
  • Watanabe hopes that her achievement will help her reconnect with her father

MANILA, Philippines – The topnotcher of the November 2019 Nursing Licensure Examination is hoping that her achievement will help her reconnect with her father whom she last saw when she was still in high school.

Image by Shaina Kei Watanabe via Facebook

Shaina Kei Watanabe, as per Sunstar, said she no longer has a connection with her father since high school but they were in good terms before their communication was cut. She said she heard her father is suffering from a disease.

Watanabe said she is looking forward to her father making a way to reach out to her.

When her parents got separated when she was in the elementary grade, she and her sibling lived with their mother who worked as an English teacher in Japan.

The graduate of Davao Doctors College Inc. who garnered an average of 89.60% also acknowledged her OFW aunt who supported her college education.

Watanabe said she did not aim to top the exam as she just wanted her whole batch to pass.

“I just hope I can inspire others that they can do it. The important thing is they’ll put God in the center of their journey and nothing will go wrong. Also, they should have the motivation within them.”

Image by Shaina Kei Watanabe via Facebook

She disclosed that she initially thought the people who first told her the news were joking but when she checked it, she said she “was literally shaking and it was surreal.”

Through Facebook, the topnotcher expressed thanks to others who helped her in her feat such as God, her family, boyfriend, batch mates and review mates, teachers, and a review center.

For now, Watanabe does not have a concrete plan what to do next. All she wants is to take a rest and then work as a nurse in Davao City.

Congratulations, Nurse Shaina! We’re wishing for a family reunion very soon.

Shaina Kei Watanabe
Image by Shaina Kei Watanabe via Facebook