Entering a good nursing school can be quite competitive. However, nursing schools in countries like the Philippines create alternative education options for individuals interested in the nursing profession. The Commission of Higher Education (CHED) and the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) have recently released information on the top performing nursing schools in the Philippines for those interested in studying abroad to obtain their nursing education.
Manila Doctors College
According to the Philippine Star, Manila Doctors College was ranked as one of the top performing nursing schools by the CHED. Of the 1,011 students from MDC who took the Nursing Licensure Examination last June, 704 passed giving the school a 69.63 percent passing rate.
The undergraduate nursing course at MDC offers a four-year bachelor of science degree program in nursing. The curriculum includes comprehensive theoretical and practical instruction to help train students to competently deliver professional health care services, while emphasizing academic excellence and core values.
Manila Doctors College Metropolitan Park, Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Blvd. Pasay City 1302, Philippines +63-2-833-5983 mdc.edu.ph
Far Eastern University
According to the PRC, Far Eastern University had a high passing rate at 74.62 percent for last year's Nursing Licensure Examination, well above the national average. Students enrolled in FEU's BS in nursing program will conduct their course work on campus, while receiving clinical instruction at selected health care institutions. Students will also experience clinical instruction in FEU's state-of-the-art Virtual Integrated Nursing Education Simulation (VINES) Laboratory.
Far Eastern University Nicanor Reyes Sr. Street Manila 1000, Philippines +63-2-735-8713 feu.edu.ph
Centro Escolar University
With a 71.86 percent passing rate for the Nursing Licensure Examination, the CHED of the Philippines named Centro Escolar University's College of Nursing as one of the top performing nursing schools in the country. Established in 1975, CEU's College of Nursing provides a strong foundation in natural and social science, while emphasizing a deep understanding of patient care. CEU's College of Nursing offers a two-year associate degree in health program in science education and a four-year bachelor of science degree program in nursing. Scholarships are offered to high school valedictorians and salutatorians through competitive examination.
Centro Escolar University 9 Mendiola St. San Miguel 1500, Philippines +63-2-735-6861 ceu.edu.ph
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