Top 10 Nursing Schools in the Philippines (2009)

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Note: Top 10 Nursing Schools with 1,000 and more takers


10.  San Pedro College (83. 10%)


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.

9. Saint Mary’s University (84.10%)

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Saint Mary’s University traces its roots back to the dream and initiative of the late Msgr. Constant Jurgens, CICM, then Parish Priest of Bayombong and one of the earliest CICM missionaries to arrive in the Philippines. He wanted to establish a school to give the children of his parishioners the benefit of a Christian education. He purchased a lot and some materials for this purpose but then, he was recalled to Europe, thus, it was Rev. Fr. Achilles de Gryse, CICM, his successor, who saw his dream through. Thus, St. Mary’s Elementary School was inaugurated in June 1928. In 1934, with Fr. Godfrey Lambrecht, the High School was opened and in 1947, the College Department, offering A.A., B.S.E., A. B. and Jr. Normal course (ETC). Gradually, the course offerings expanded with Bachelor of Science in Commerce, (1951), Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, (1955) and the Graduate School, (1962). Through the years, many more Departments, Colleges/Schools were opened with more degrees and title course offerings.

8. De La Salle University – Health Sciences Institute (85.26%)

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The De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI) is an institution dedicated to health care education and research located along the Mangubat Avenue (formerly Congressional Road) in Dasmariñas City, Cavite. It was established in 1987 when the Hermano San Miguel Febres Cordero Medical Educational Foundation, Inc. acquired ownership of the Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine. In 1994 it was renamed alongside with the Medical Center as the De La Salle-Health Sciences Campus. In 2007, in order to signal the institution's drive to pursue its mission, the institution officially became the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute and is a member of De La Salle Philippines. Currently, the Institute is composed of 3 major units which are the Institutional Colleges (3 undergraduate colleges and 1 professional school), the De La Salle University Medical Center, and the Angelo King Medical Research Center.

7. Central Philippine University (86.72%)


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.

6. Saint Paul University (89.79%)


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. Cebu Doctors University (91.89%)


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.

4. University of Santo Tomas (95.06%)


UST is a private Roman Catholic university run by the Order of Preachers in Manila. Founded on April 28, 1611 by archbishop Miguel de Benavides, it has the oldest extant university charter in the Philippines and in Asia. and is one of the world's largest Catholic universities in terms of enrollment found on one campus. UST is also the largest university in the city of Manila. Having the distinction as the only Pontifical University in Asia, UST is the only university, Catholic or not, to have been visited by two popes three times: once by Pope Paul VI on Nov. 28, 1970, and twice by Pope John Paul II on Feb. 18, 1981 and January 13, 1995

The University is composed of several autonomous faculties, colleges, schools and institutes, each conferring undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate degrees, and the basic education units. Several degrees have been accredited by the Commission on Higher Education as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development.

The Patron of the University is St. Thomas Aquinas, while St. Catherine of Alexandria is the Patroness.

Prominent Thomasians include saints, Philippine presidents, heroes, artists, scientists, professionals and religious figures, who have figured prominently in the history of the Philippines. The athletic teams are the Growling Tigers, members of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines and are consistent winners of the Overall Championship.

3. Trinity University of Asia (95.06%)

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Formerly Trinity College of Quezon City, is a Higher Education Institution located in Quezon City, Philippines, established in 1963. It was raised to university status on July 18, 2006. The University goes by the dictum “dedication to knowing and doing truth.”

Trinity University of Asia is the only college or university in the Philippines which has current institutional accreditation granted by a FAAP (Federation of Accrediting Agencies in the Philippines) certified accrediting agency. The Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities Accrediting Association Inc. (ACSCU), granted Trinity University of Asia institutional accreditation "effective August 2009 up to April 2014".

Trinity University of Asia was granted autonomous status by CHED "from 6 October 2009 to 5 October 2012". This is the highest form of certification that can be granted to a Higher Education Institution. As at end of October 2009, only 44 (2.5%) out of 1,726 higher educational institutions in the Philippines had been granted autonomous status by CHED.

The College of Nursing intends to provide the students with a broad educational experience designed to develop the understanding, skills, attitudes and values necessary for the giving of comprehensive nursing care especially within the context of Filipino life and culture. Duly accredited Level II by the Philippine Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU), students are undertaking their clinical training at St. Luke's Medical Center, as well as various government hospitals.

2. Saint Louis University (95.42%)


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.

1. Silliman University (96.57%)


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.

Source: Wiki, CHED.

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