Centro Escolar University established the School of Nursing in June 1975 with the program Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This is to answer the demand for committed and better qualified nurses to meet the health needs of the Philippine society in both urban and rural orientations. It has a well-planned academic and professional activities and experiences to provide students with opportunities to be involved in rendering total quality nursing care to people in various settings: hospitals, community and other related agencies.

The CEU School of Nursing has prepared students to become outstanding registered nurses by providing them with a strong foundation in natural and social science, and a deep understanding of patient care in various settings and conditions. Students learn the value of caring as a profession and serve as a role model for caring for others.

CEU School of Nursing students are trained to lead. They acquire relevant principles and practices as they serve in various tertiary hospitals and communities during their Related Learning Experience (RLE). Students develop a caring behavior, a strong concept of social responsibility, caring, critical thinking, and self- discipline.


  • PAASCU Level II Re-accredited Program
  • Use of blended learning approach to develop the student’s capabilities for independent learning
  • With Nursing Arts Laboratory (NAL), an amphitheater equipped with the latest hospital instruments and equipment and designed to hone students’ basic and complex skills required in the profession
  • Intensive clinical practicum in various leading tertiary hospitals
  • Comprehensive Community Practicum through the Community Immersion Program
  • Highly qualified faculty members with Master of Arts in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing and Doctoral degrees
  • Linkages with International Higher Education Institutions


The CEU School of Nursing is committed to high level of quality nursing education and nursing practice in the Global community.


Provide quality education that will ensure the maximum potential of the learner as a caring, responsible, nationalistic, critical thinking generalist and inculcate ethico-moral and spiritual values responsive to the national and global needs of the nursing profession and the community.


MAN is a unique, free, rationale, biopsychosocial, spiritual being, created in the image of God with individual aspirations.  These are influenced by the stages of development, life experiences, society, culture and technological advances.  Man relates with individual families, groups and communities and continuously adapts to a changing environment as an integrated whole.

HEALTH is a basic human right and a responsibility of both the individual and the State.  It is a dynamic state of well-being occurring on a continuum where the person functions at an optimum level.  Health is interrelated with socio-economic, political and educational dimensions.  It is achieved through people empowerment and participation.

NURSING is a dynamic discipline.  It is an art and a science of caring for individual, families, groups and communities geared toward promotion and restoration of health, prevention of illness, alleviation of suffering and assisting clients to face death with dignity and peace.  It is focused on assisting the client as he/she responds to health-illness situations, utilizing the nursing process and guided by ethico-legal moral principles.

NURSING EDUCATION, consistent with the philosophy of higher education and committed to quality education, is an active teaching-learning, multi-disciplinary, cyclical process aimed at seeking truth.  In collaboration with nursing service, it aims to produce a professional nurse who is responsible, nationalistic, creative and critical thinking generalist with AKS (Attitude, Knowledge, Skills) in communication, nursing, research and leadership.  It is relevant to the needs of the Philippine society in the light of global concerns.

SOCIETY is the milieu within which the nurse functions.  It is influenced by the socio-ecopolitical, educational and religious forces which he/she adapts to and/or changes to assist the clientele.

Dr. Elvira L. Urgel
Dean, School of Nursing
[email protected]

2nd Flr. Generosa de Leon Science Center
Centro Escolar University
9 Mendiola St.,
San Miguel, Manila City
(+63)2 8735-6861 to 71 loc. 219
(+63)2 8736-2211