Saturday, March 31, 2007

// Resources // Philippines nursing schools for 2nd coursers

Hundreds of Filipino professionals, including doctors, lawyers, engineers, and accountants, among others, are going back to school to pursue a degree in nursing. Even Filipino immigrants in the US are going back to the country to enrol in schools here because of the tight competition for slots in community colleges and the high cost of private nursing colleges there.

We've provided a list of Philippine nursing schools that accept second-degree enrollees to help would-be nursing students find the right school for them. This list is by no means an endorsement of any of the institutions included here. Before you enrol in any of the nursing programs, check with the Commission on Higher Education (www.ched.gov.ph) if the school you've chosen has full accreditation and that they are allowed to offer a nursing program up to the fourth year. Some schools are only licensed to offer the associate program (2 years), which means that if the schools has not received the full accreditation by the time you finish the associate levels, you might have to trasnfer to another school.

Most of these schools provide nursing programs for second coursers that lasts from two to three years. Ask if the school provides night and weekend classes, as most of them do, so that you can better manage your time if you're working or you have a family to take care of.

Another criteria to consider when choosing a school is the school's hospital affiliations. See if the school is connected with major government hospitals for student clinical rotations. Students usually get better clinical experience in government hospitals compared with private institutions.

Click here to download the list of Philippine nursing schools.

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2 comments:

Noel said...

geoff, i think there something wrong c the file. Perhaps its the "docx" in the file.

Geoff said...

Thanks Noel for bringing this to our attention. I've already fixed the problem. You can now download the file in PDF format.

:-)

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