Commission on Higher Education (CHED) ordered the closure of 83 nursing schools for not meeting the standards of quality education.
These schools, colleges or universities will not be allowed to offer nursing programs come June 2013.
CHED-NCR Director Catherine Castañeda said that the schools already know “since the closure orders have been given to them already.” Most of them have already signified that they will voluntarily phase-out their nursing schools to heed the order.
According to CHED, nursing programs are considered substandard if less than 30 per cent of their graduates have passed the licensure exams in the last three years, or if they lack competent faculty, training hospital, laboratories and libraries.
I will post the list of nursing schools ordered closed by CHED here once available.
It’s about time that CHED stop these substandard nursing schools from taking advantage of high demand of nurses abroad, and protect students from wasting time and money with unlikely chances of employment.
In the last nursing board exam results released in January 30, 2013, there are a total of 49,066 examinees but only 16,908 passed the NLE or a measly 34.4% passing rate.