FEU, CEU top nursing schools

The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) announced on Tuesday the top-performing schools offering the Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs in the country for 2009.

These schools rated higher than 40.70% national passing average set by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) and the school's number of exam takers in the recent results of the licensure examinations for nursing.

The top nursing schools for 2009 for Range 1 (with 1,000 and up takers) are: Far Eastern University-Manila (NCR) with 1,982 passers out of 2,656 takers or 74.62 percent passing rate; Centro Escolar University-Manila (NCR) with 720 out of 1,002 or 71.86 %; Manila Doctors College (NCR) with 704 out of 1,011 or 69.63 %; Manila Central University-Caloocan City (NCR) with 598 out of 1,048 or 57.06%; University of the Cordilleras (CAR) with 978 out of 1,743 or 56.11%; University of Cebu (Region 7) with 829 out of 1,529 or 54.22%; University of Pangasinan with 627 out of 1,217 or 51.52%; University of San Carlos (Region 7) with 508 out of 1005 or 50.55%; Western Mindanao State University (Region 9) with 587 out of 1,179 or 49.79%; University of the Visayas-Mandaue City (Region 7) with 679 out of 1,48 or 45.72%; Arellano University-Manila (NCR) with 967 out of 2,116 or 45.70%; Brokenshire College (Region 11) with 649 out of 1,456 or 44.57%; Riverside College (Region 6) with 785 out of 1,763 or 44.53%; Davao Doctors College, Inc. (Region 11) with 784 out of 1,805 or 43.43%; Iloilo Doctors' College (Region 6) with 687 out of 1,590 or 43.21%; and Wesleyan University of the Philippines-Cabanatuan City (Region 3) 639 out of 1,524 or 41.93%.

For the Range 2 (with 100 to 999 takers), the Top Nursing Schools include Saint Paul University-Iloilo (Region 6); with 100.00% passing rate; West Visayas State University-La Paz (Region 6) with 99.48%; Saint Louis University (CAR) with 99.04%; Trinity University of Asia (NCR) with 98.80%; University of Santo Tomas (NCR) with 98.36%; Chinese General Hospital College of Nursing & Liberal Arts (NCR) with 98.02%; University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (NCR) with 97.69%; Pamantasan ng Lungsod Ng Maynila (NCR) with 97.51%; Saint Paul University-Dumaguete (Region 7with 97.28%); Cebu Normal University (Region 7) with 96.54%; Velez College (Region 7) with 95.65%; Xavier University (Region 10) with 95.56%; Silliman University (Region 7)with 95.22%; De La Salle University-Dasmarinas Health Science Campus (Region 4)with 95.14%; Saint Paul University-Tuguegarao (Region 2)with 94.97%; Central Philippine University (Region 6)with 94.30%; Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation (Region 8)with 93.31%; Mindanao State University-Marawi City (ARMM) with 91.71%; Cebu Technological University-Main (Region 7) with 90.84%; and Benguet State University-La Trinidad (CAR) with 88.89%.

For Range 3 (with 10 to 99 takers), the Top Performing Nursing Schools include Negros Oriental State University-Dumaguete (Region 7) with 100.00%; Bukidnon State College-Malaybalay (Region 10) with 100.00%; University of the Philippines-Manila (NCR) with100.00%; University of Saint Louis-Tuguegarao (Region 2) with 97.37%; Central Mindanao University (Region 10) with 95.83%; Philippine Christian University-Manila (NCR) with 88.89%; Saint Paul University-Quezon City (NCR) with 84.85%; New Era University (NCR) with 84.13%; Colegio De Sta. Lourdes of Leyte Foundation, Inc. (Region 8) with 83.33%; Lyceum of the Philippines-Manila (NCR) with 82.35%; Aklan State University ((Region 6) with 81.48%; Saint Tonis College (CAR) with 78.57%; Foundation University (Region 7) with 78.31%; STI College Cebu, Inc. (Region 7) with 75.00%; Samar State University ((Region 8) with 74.07%; Jose Rizal Memorial State College-Dapitan (Region 9) with 74.07%; First City Providential College (Region 3) with 73.53%; Aklan Polytechnic Institute (Region 6) with 72.97%; University of the Phil. School of Health & Sciences-Leyte (Region 8) with 72.00%; Palawan State University (Mimaropa) with 69.49%; College of Maasin (Region 8) with 69.39%; and Pangasinan State University-Bayambang (Region 1) with 66.67%.

The CHEd also released the names of the 253 low-performing nursing schools as well as the top-performing schools in the country based on national passing average of 40.70 percent based on the licensure examinations the PRC administered last June and November 2009.

CHEd Chairman Emmanuel Angeles said that in National Capital Region (NCR) alone, there are 47 nursing schools that were identified as among the low-performing nursing schools. “This initiative is part of CHEd's commitment to monitor and evaluate the performance of nursing schools nationwide and to ensure the quality of nursing education in the country,” he explained.

Angeles added that this move of monitoring and releasing the names of low-performing nursing schools is made to answer the clamor of the public and education stakeholders of a more informative background on higher education institutions in the country. “It also aims to aide parents and students in deciding which schools could provide them quality education and their money's worth,” he said.

The CHEd and PRC – through its Educational Statistics Task Force – vowed to continuously inform the public of the results of board examinations and the ranking of schools all over the country in other professional licensure examinations in the succeeding days. “We at CHEd will publish in provincial news dailies sub-standards schools per region which schools did not fare well in licensure examinations,” Angeles said.

Last May 14, CHEd and PRC revealed that there were 147 schools that offer nursing program but have performed below the national passing rate of 46.14 percent for the for the past five years (2004-2008) in the nursing licensure examinations administered by the PRC.

The CHEd said that a more complete list of low-performing nursing schools per region could be viewed at the PRC website (www.prc.gov.ph)




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