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THE Commission on Higher Education (Ched) warned Tuesday 152 nursing schools whose passing rates in licensure exams is way below the standard set by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) for the past five years to "shape-up or be phase-out."

"This is a wake-up call for our nursing schools to shape-up or phase-out. Ched will not hesitate to enforce the regulation if they still failed to heed our calls," said Ched Chairman Dr. Emmanuel Angeles. "With this move, we are helping not only the parents and students to carefully choose the nursing schools they go to, but we are helping our economy my minimizing frustrations and wastage among our nursing graduates when they take the licensure tests and make sure that they only get quality education," he added.

Angeles said these schools will be issued individually an initial warning from Ched to improve their nursing program through their graduates' performance in the succeeding nursing licensure exams. He said the Commission has the legal authority to order the closure or phasing out of degree programs that failed to meet the standard in licensure test.

Ched Resolution No. 378-2009 stated that "For this school year, higher education institutions (HEI) whose performance in licensure examinations in the last three consecutive years is greater than 50 percent but lower than the national passing rate shall be given an initial warning to improve their performance."

For those HEIs whose passing percentage is zero percent for the last three years, Ched said they will be phased out while those whose performance in licensure tests were above 50 percent but less than the national average shall have their recognized programs downgraded to permit status.

Angeles 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.

On the other hand, Ched released the list of the Top 20 nursing schools in the country with Silliman University having an average of 96.57 percent followed by the Saint Louis University, 95.42; Trinity University of Asia with 95.06; University of Sto. Tomas, 95.06; Cebu Doctors University, 91.89; Saint Paul University, 89.79; Central Philippine University, 86.72; De La Salle University-Health Sciences campus, 85.26; Saint Mary's University, 84.10; San Pedro College, 83.10; Manila Doctors College, 82.56; Centro Escolar University-Manila, 81.50; Angeles University Foundation, 76.37; Mariano Marcos University, 75.55; University of San Agustin, 73.25; University of Cebu, 70.99; Metropolitan Hospital College of Nursing, 70.54; Ateneo De Davao University, 70.20; San Juan De Dios Education Foundation, 69.91; and University of St. La Salle with 67.55.