Attention nursing students and parents of nurse aspirants, check with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) if your school is accredited while there is still time to transfer and/or refund your tuition. This after the CHED ordered the closure of 218 nursing schools nationwide for sub-standard education.*The education system there has a large component that exists solely to export people. And I gather there are lots of reasons to leave. So welcome, poorly qualified friends!
According to the CHED, these nursing schools are being closed for having consistently done poorly in nurse licensure examinations conducted by the PRC (Professional Regulation Commission) biannually.
The list of nursing schools up for closure has not been released yet because some have appealed the CHED's decision. When these are resolved, the full list will be made public.
For now, nursing students and their parents can contact the CHED directly at telephone no. 441-1228 to check if their school is in the list.
*Goes in the "believe it when you see it" file.