Xavier University ranked No. 2 in the Top 20 nursing schools in the country with 100-999 takers with a passing rate of 97.82 percent.
In a list released by Commission on Higher Education (CHED), University of the Philippine-Manila topped the list with 99.41 percent; followed by Xavier University with 97.82; West Visayas State University, 96.75; St. Paul University-Iloilo, 96.16; University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, 95.80; Cebu Normal University, 94.64; Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila , 93.14; St. Paul University-Dumaguete, 92.29; Mindanao State University, 92.15; Palawan State University, 92.05; Philippine Christian University, 91.35; Velez College,, 90.92; Colegio de Sta. Lourdes of Leyte Foundation, 88. 55; Chinese General Hospital College of Nursing and Liberal Arts, 87.60; St. Paul University-Manila, 85.31; Easter College, 85.26; Southville International School and Colleges, 84.77; St.Paul University-Quezon City, 83.87; Adamson University, 83.57; and Lyceum of the Philippines University with 82.20.
CHED chair Dr. Emmanuel Angeles also warned 152 nursing schools to “shape up or be phased out after their passing rates in licensure exams were found way below the standards set by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) for the past five years.
He said CHED identified the low performing nursing schools through a series of validation processes conducted on the country’s 456 nursing schools today.
They performed below the National Passing Rate of 46.14 percent, CHED said.