According to EWTN.com, the largest religious media network in the world, the patron saint for weak students and examinees is St. Joseph of Cupertino. Born in 1603, Joseph of Cupertino was called The Dunce for he was the dullest person in their village. He was so dumb and absent-minded that nobody wanted him. When he was 17, knowing he was incapable of learning anything, Joseph of Cupertino decided to become a begging friar. He was a failure at the Franciscan monastery he applied with as he was deemed unsuitable, the nitwit that he was. With the help of his mother, Joseph gained readmission at the monastery not as a brother but as a servant.
As a servant, Joseph attended to the Franciscans wholeheartedly and his devotion and kindness made them reconsider their previous decision. Despite trying hard in his studies, Joseph only learned one thing, St. Luke's "Beater venter qui te portavit", the only text in the Bible he can expound on eloquently. To be conferred the diaconate, he had to pass an examination in the presence of the bishop. During the examination day, the bishop opened the Bible and asked Joseph to discourse on "Beater venter qui te portavit." Joseph began and to everyone's surprise, he had so much to say. He was also ordained into priesthood this way. He was so lucky to be asked only the things he knew and was never asked those he did not know of.
Hence, it is only fitting that St. Joseph of Cupertino be the Patron Saint of Examinees. And as our gift to our beloved candidates, here is the prayer to St. Joseph of Cupertino:
O St. Joseph of Cupertino who by your prayer obtained from God to be asked at your examination, the only preposition you knew.
Grant that I may like you succeed in the June 2008 Nurse Licensure Examination
In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked.
O St. Joseph of Cupertino pray for me
O Holy Ghost enlighten me
Our Lady of Good Studies pray for me
Sacred Head of Jesus, Seat of divine wisdom, enlighten me.