Central Philippine University - College of Nursing

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Central Philippine University - College of Nursing

The Central Philippine University - College of Nursing (CPU-CN) is a distinguished institution for nursing education located in Iloilo City, Philippines. Established in 1906 by the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, it is one of the oldest and most prestigious nursing schools in the country. The college is part of Central Philippine University, a private research university that has played a significant role in the development of nursing education in the Philippines.

History[edit | edit source]

The College of Nursing at Central Philippine University was founded in response to the need for professional nurses in the early 20th century. It started as the Union Mission Hospital Training School for Nurses, affiliated with the Iloilo Mission Hospital, the first American hospital in the Philippines. In 1923, it was integrated into Central Philippine University, becoming one of its founding units.

Programs[edit | edit source]

CPU-CN offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, which prepares students for a career in nursing by providing comprehensive education and training in health care. The curriculum includes general education, professional courses, and clinical practice in various healthcare settings. The college also offers graduate programs in nursing, including Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN) and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD).

Facilities and Resources[edit | edit source]

The college boasts state-of-the-art facilities and resources to support its educational programs. These include modern classrooms, simulation labs, and a library with a vast collection of nursing literature. CPU-CN students also have access to the Central Philippine University Hospital and other partner healthcare institutions for their clinical practice, ensuring hands-on experience in real-world medical settings.

Accreditation and Achievements[edit | edit source]

The College of Nursing is accredited by the Philippine Accreditation Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU) and is recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. Its programs are known for their high standards and rigorous training, producing graduates who excel in the nursing licensure examination and are highly sought after both locally and internationally.

Alumni and Contributions[edit | edit source]

Alumni of the CPU College of Nursing have made significant contributions to the field of healthcare. Many have taken leadership roles in hospitals, educational institutions, and public health organizations. The college encourages its graduates to engage in lifelong learning and to contribute to the advancement of nursing practice, education, and research.

Conclusion[edit | edit source]

The Central Philippine University - College of Nursing remains a pillar of nursing education in the Philippines. Its commitment to excellence, innovation, and compassion in nursing education continues to inspire future generations of nurses, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to meet the challenges of the healthcare industry.


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