Top 10 Nursing Schools in the Philippines (2009)

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

The top nursing schools for 2009 for Range 1 (with 1,000 and up takers):


10. University of the Visayas (Cebu) 45.72% Passing Rate

The University of the Visayas is an eight-campus, province-wide system of higher education and lower level laboratory schools.

There are two campuses in Cebu City: the main campus occupying almost one city block bounded by Colon, D. Jakosalem and Sanciangko Streets and a laboratory high school in Pardo. The main campus today has six multi-storey buildings including a gymnasium.

The Gullas Medical Center is located at Banilad, Mandaue City. It houses the Vicente Gullas Memorial Hospital, the Gullas College of Medicine, the UV College of Nursing, the Gullas College of Dentistry, the Tan Kim Ching Cancer Center and the up-coming Cosmetic Surgery Center including other health-related courses.

Vicente Gullas Memorial Hospital is a 100-bed Tertiary Care Hospital accredited by PhilHealth.
The campus in Punta Engano, Lapulapu City, has a port for the Maritime College's practical training at sea.

Other campuses are in the cities of Mandaue, Toledo, Bogo and Danao and in the towns of Minglanilla and Compostela in the province of Cebu.

9. Western Mindanao State University (Zamboanga) 49.79% Passing Rate

Western Minadanao

Is the premier and only state university in Zamboanga City. It is also said to be one if not the oldest university in Mindanao.It has two campuses: the main campus of 79,000 square metres and 9,147 square metres is located within the city (Barangay Baliwasan), and the satellite campus of 200,000 square metres occupied by the College of Agriculture and the College of Forestry located at San Ramon, 20 kilometers away from the city. Campuses comprising the external studies units are located in the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay, including the newly-integrated formerly CHED-supervised institutions in Molave and Tampilisan. It has a student population of over 22,000, regular faculty members of over 600 and over 150 administrative personnel.

It has 12 colleges, three institutes and two autonomous campuses offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses specializing on education, engineering, nursing, arts and humanities, social work, science and mathematics. Along with these major fields of concentration, WMSU offers courses in agriculture, architecture, forestry, home economics, nutrition and dietetics, social work, criminology, Asian and Islamic Studies and special degree courses for foreign students. It also offers external studies and non-formal education courses.

WMSU ranked sixth among 68 universities all over the country, according to a survey on the Top Academic Institutions in the Philippines conducted by the Commission on Higher Education. The University's College of Education is a Center of Excellence; the College of Architecture as a Center of Development and the College of Social Work and Community Development was awarded the Best School for Social Work in the Philippines.

8. University of San Carlos (Cebu) 50.55% Passing Rate

University San Carlos

The University of San Carlos is an educational institution in Cebu City. It is supposedly one of the oldest catholic schools in Asia, established by Spanish Jesuits in 1595, and it is a Roman Catholic school of higher learning governed by the Society of the Divine Word since 1935. It offers pre-elementary and basic education as well as undergraduate and graduate courses, and a broad spectrum of academic programs through its eight colleges.

It consists of four campuses in different areas of metropolitan Cebu – the Main Campus along P. del Rosario St., the Talamban Campus (a.k.a TC - Technological Center), the North Campus (formerly the Boys High) along Gen. Maxilom Ave., and the South Campus (formerly the Girls High) along corners J. Alcantara St. (P. del Rosario Ext.) and V. Rama Avenue.

7. University of Pangasinan (Dagupan) 51.52% Passing Rate

university of Pangasinan

The University of Pangasinan is the first and oldest private university north of Manila, Philippines. It is located in the province of Pangasinan. It is a member of the PHINMA Education Network.

The University of Pangasinan is located at the heart of the City of Dagupan which is the commercial center of Pangasinan. Its campus, where the main buildings are erected, lies along Arellano Street. Located in the commercial city as Dagupan, the University has the opportunity to serve students from the farming, fishing, and industrial areas of the province as well as from the entire Ilocos Region. The University of Pangasinan is offering practically all undergraduate and graduate courses which Metro Manila universities are offering. It has a staff of about three hundred faculty members and employees.

6. University of Cebu (Cebu) 54.22% Passing Rate

University of Cebu

The institution started as the Cebu College of Commerce (CCC) founded by Atty. Augusto W. Go: with an opening enrollment of 239 in the first semester, 232 in the second semester, and 69 in the summer. It offered a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and an Associate in Secretarial Science in its initial year.

In its 8th school year, as the Cebu College of Commerce, the enrollment was 4185. More courses opened: Education, Liberal Arts, Criminology and Customs.

In 1972, CCC changed name to Cebu Central Colleges.

The list of curricular programs grew longer: Nursing, Midwifery, Health Aide; Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering; Hotel and Restaurant Management; information and Computer Science; Computer Engineering; and a Graduate School as well as Marine Officers Training Course.

UC, in 1983, was the first in Cebu and in the entire Region VII to offer a course offering on Computer Science after Atty. Augusto W. Go returned from his trip to the United States.

At the initiative of Dr. Erlinda Barcelo, PACU-COA Accreditors visited the school on a preliminary visit for a Level 1 status of BSMT and AME from October 13 to 14, 1986. On February, 1988, PACU-COA announced its recognition of the level 1 status of BSMT and AME.

In 1991, the BSMT Campus in Alumnos, Mambaling was inaugurated, the constitution of the Science and Technology Building at the South Expressway commenced and the New Cebu Coliseum acquired.
With 42 years of education, the University of Cebu (UC) has been awarded a Deregulated status by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), while recognized by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) as a learning institution with the most accredited programs.

5. University of the Cordilleras (Baguio) 56.11% Passing Rate

University of the Cordilleras

Baguio Colleges, as the University of the Cordilleras was earlier known, pioneered in tertiary education in the mountain highlands of the Cordillera region amidst devastation in and around Baguio City after the Second World War.

Despite a pessimistic outlook and the bleak prospects pervading the climate of any undertaking at that time, Atty. Benjamin R. Salvosa envisioned Baguio City as a university town. With such vision, he undauntedly pursued a noble mission by founding a college.

It was on June 19, 1946, coinciding with the birth anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, that a historic event unfolded. Baguio Colleges was established initially offering courses in teacher training and liberal arts, with the first batch of enrollees consisting of 156 students. Classes were first held in rented spaces at the Antipolo building, and later, at the Lopez and Lamping buildings along Session Road, the city’s main thoroughfare.

1966 became a turning point for Baguio Colleges as it was converted into an educational foundation. Since then, it has blazed new trails and has become more responsive to the needs of the time.
The founder, Atty. Benjamin R. Salvosa sat as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and held the reins of the presidency up to the early part of 1994.

Through the years, the University of the Cordilleras has grown bigger through the offering of additional courses and increasing student enrollment. It continues to grow even better with time, as evidenced by exemplary performance in various fields of discipline, with its graduates shining in national licensure examinations, and its alumni doing well in private employment, in the practice of their trade and profession, and in public service.

Today, the University of the Cordilleras caters to more than 15,000 students coming from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Regions I and II, as well as from neighboring provinces in Luzon. Course offerings range from graduate studies, law,accountancy, arts and sciences, nursing, engineering and architecture, commerce and secretarial, teacher education, computer science, technical courses, elementary and high school.

4. Manila Central University (Caloocan) 57.06% Passing Rate


The Manila Central University is a private, non-sectarian, non-stock educational institution situated in EDSA, Caloocan City, Philippines. The University offers courses on Kindergarten, Elementary, High school and College.

3. Manila Doctors College (Manila) 69.63% Passing Rate

Manila Doctors College (school for nurses)

The Manila Doctors College (MDC) is a privately owned and operated educational institution that offers academic degrees and certificate courses related to allied medical services and liberal arts and sciences. MDC was founded in 1975 as the School of Nursing for the Manila Doctors Hospital. The college is operated by the Metrobank Foundation. In 2004 MDC's campus was transferred from the City of Manila to Pasay City. As of 2004, its nursing program ranks 46th in the Philippines. It has a Level II accreditation by Phil. Accrediting Associations of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU).

2. Centro Escolar University (Manila) 71.86% Passing Rate


A private university in the Philippines. It was founded on June 3, 1907 by two women, Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna, and was originally called Centro Escolar de SeƱoritas. It became a university in 1933. Today, the university has three campuses, the Mendiola Campus along Mendiola Street in Manila, the Malolos Campus established in 1978 is in the northern suburb of Malolos City in Bulacan province, and the newly established Makati Campus in 2005, is in the Makati Central Business District. Originally, its ParaƱaque Campus was part of the university's system until it was phased out in the early 1990s.

The university offers programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, and allied medicine. CEU also has dentistry and pharmacy programs. All of its academic programs are accredited Levels 2 and 3 by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines. CEU is the first university in the Philippines to be given an ISO:9001 certification on its campuses. It was granted full autonomy status by the Commission on Higher Education. The university is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange with the stock symbol, CEU. The university celebrated its centennial in 2007.

1. Far Eastern University (Manila) 74.62% Passing Rate


In the City of Manila, West Sampaloc, University Belt area is a nonsectarian, private university in the Philippines. Created by the merger of Far Eastern College and the Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance, FEU became a university in 1934 under the guidance of first president Nicanor Reyes, Sr. It soon became the leading proprietary, for-profit university in the Philippines. FEU's campus is noted for a number of historical buildings preserved from the first half of the 20th century.

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