Top 10 Nursing Schools in the Philippines (2008)

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We can’t deny that the nursing profession is booming. Many Filipinos takes this course in order for them to be able to seek employment abroad.

Compared to other Asian country, the Philippines is the most viable choice for people who want to study the course because it’s affordable. Also, most students come here to take advantage of the extensive English language programs that each University offers.

The following data was taken from the Philippine Regulatory Commission website. I have never heard some of these universities before but their numbers are very impressive compared to other well known Universities in the Metro.

Here's the top performing nursing schools of 2008 in the Philippines.


10. Cebu Doctors University (89% passing rate)


A private university located in Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines. It was founded in 1975 at Cebu City, as Cebu Doctors' College, with the opening of its College of Nursing, one of the first nursing colleges in Cebu. CDU was granted university status by 2005 and moved to its present campus in Mandaue City by 2007. It presently has 8 colleges and a graduate school. It is the only school in the Philippines declared as a university without having basic education (pre-school - high school) curriculum and catering mainly to courses related to the health services field.


9. Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation (92% passing rate)


Founded in 1980 through the sustaining initiative of Leyte Governor Benjamin Romualdez, the major thrust of the college is to train students to a high level of competence as primary health care physicians not only in the region but also, and especially, in other depressed areas as well.


8. San Pedro College – Davao City (92% passing rate)


The San Pedro College is a Catholic Institution of learning dedicated to the Christian education of the people of Davao and its neighboring regions. It is owned and managed by the religious congregation known as the Dominican Sisters of the Trinity.


7. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (93% passing rate)


The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) is a pioneer, a leader, and a model institution of higher learning in the Philippines.

The Philippines' Commission on Higher Education has cited PLM as a model for public institutions across the country. Further, it has cited several PLM programs and departments as Centers of Excellence. Studies show that PLM is among the top five schools nationwide in terms of board exam passing rate where it is one among three public universities in the top ten category.

PLM is a chartered institution created by the Congress of the Philippines by virtue of Republic Act No. 4196, now known as the University Charter. This national law was approved by the President of the Republic of the Philippines on 19 June 1965, coinciding with the day of birth of the National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, whose high regard for education as the most potent cure for virulent social ills has inspired the creation of the University. With the distinction as the first tuition-free institution of higher learning in the Philippines and perhaps in Asia, PLM formally opened its doors on 17 July 1967 with an excellent idea of admitting five hundred fifty-six (556) freshman scholars, all coming from the top ten percent of the graduating class of Manila's then-twenty-nine public high schools, thus, making outstanding excellence an inalienable birthright of Pamantasan.


6. Saint Paul University – Tuguegarao (95% passing rate)


St. Paul University Philippines - one of 42 schools owned, managed, and operated by the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres in the Philippines was founded in 1907.


On May 7, 1907, six sisters of the St. Paul of Chartres Congregation: Mother Ephrem Marie Fieu, Sr. Suzanne du Sacre Coeur Cran, Sr. Agnes de Sainte Anne Couplan, and Sr. Jeanne de St. Louis Bourrelly (all French), Sr. Marie Angeline Acau and Sr. Ste. Foy de Sacre Coeur Sacramento (a postulant) arrived at the request of Monsignor Denis Dougherty, the Bishop of Nueva Segovia to establish a Catholic School.


5. Central Philippines University (97% passing rate)

Central Philippine University

It was founded in 1905 as the Jaro Industrial School by missionaries of the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. It started as an Elementary Vocational School for poor boys who worked for their board and tuition. Perhaps it was the first school in the Philippines to teach that labor is honor. The school also had the distinction of having organized the first student government in the country - the Jaro Industrial School Republic, and one of the oldest student’s newspapers - the Central Echo.


Dr. William 0. Valentine, the first principal, worked hard to have the school incorporated and recognized by the government. His objectives were reached in 1913, the year when the school began to admit female students also. In 1915, the first two years of high school were opened. In 1920, the third and fourth year classes were added and the following year the first batch of high School graduates were turned out.


To satisfy the growing desire of young people for education, a junior college was opened in 1923 and the name of the school was changed to Central Philippine College. The senior college was established in 1936 and by 1940 five degrees were offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Religious Education.


The war broke, out and with it came destruction and death. The college buildings were destroyed. Eleven American missionaries were massacred by the enemy. Central students, faculty and staff members and alumni joined the guerrilla movement or the Civil Resistance Government. Many of them laid down their lives for democracy and freedom.


4. Saint Louis University (97% passing rate)


This university is regarded as one of the Philippines' respected and leading educational institutions that has grown with the demands of the current and future environments for its students and faculty alike.


3. Southern Luzon Polytechnic College (97% passing rate)


A public non-sectarian educational institution with eight campuses spread all over the province of Quezon. It's main campus is located at the Municipality of Lucban, a town sitting at the foot of Mount Banahaw in the province of Quezon, Philippines.


In its untiring commitment to academic excellence, the University has been recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission to be one of the most competitive Universities in the country as perceived from its passing rate in different professional examinations particularly in Nursing, Education, Engineering and Forestry.


In the recent Licensure Exam for Nurses which was released last December, 2008, the University ranked first among the State Universities and Colleges all over the country for having 99% passing rate and 3rd in the over-all ranking of nursing schools in the Philippines.


The main campus has seven colleges namely College of Allied Medicine ,College of Teacher Education, College of Engineering, College of Industrial Technology, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration and College of Agriculture. It also has seven competitive satellite campuses in Tagkawayan, Alabat, Polilio, Lucena, Tiaong, and Infanta.


2. Silliman University (98% passing rate)


Silliman University is a Christian institution of higher education located in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. It was the first Protestant school founded in the Philippines and the oldest American-based university in Asia. The university holds the distinction of being one of the 30 private higher education institutions in the Philippines that have been granted autonomy by the Commission on Higher Education.


1. Xavier University (99% passing rate)


The University operates as a non-profit non-stock educational institution governed by its own board of trustees. Mr. Meneleo J. Carlos Jr., President of Resins, Inc., is Chairman and Mr. Gonzalo Go is Vice Chairman. Fr. Antonio S. Samson S.J. became President of Xavier University on 06 June 1993. One of five Jesuit colleges and universities in the Philippines, XU works in consortium with Ateneo de Davao University and the Ateneo de Zamboanga.


The Philippine Regulatory Commission

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bat wala UP manila?

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