Why did I choose this school:
I chose this school because based on it's track record, it produces a lot of topnotchers and for four consecutive years (Since 2010), yielded a 100% passing rate in the local Philippine Nurse's Licensure Exam. To top it all off, the school has one of the cheapest tuition fees. You only had to pay 15,000 for every semester with a 5,000-7,000 Php increase every semester (because of hospital affiliation fees of course). As far as I can remember, CNU also is affiliated with the largest government hospital in the Vis-Min region which is Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) which makes your training as a student nurse wider and a lot more hands-on.
About Cebu Normal University:
Well, CNU is located within the heart of Cebu City. During my four years there, I would safely assume that the atmosphere there was not very conducive to learning because the school has been having a makeover project which means a lot of sounds from drills, to hammers, to back-hoes can be heard during class hours. But somehow, I managed to pass all subjects amidst the noise and ruckus. Also, it's hard to find somehwere to eat during lunch because of the limited canteen space. Overall, if I rate it with a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest), I would give it a 7. Not too shabby for a government-run institution of learning, though.
Well, we call them as "tormentors" because they are the REASON why we are having sleepless nights almost all the time. They give us loads and loads of requirements that have to be passed the next day and oh, they give quizzes UNANNOUNCED so you have to do a lot of advanced reading. Most of our professors were once staff nurses in hospitals so they are very much oriented to the clinical area. In terms of classroom lectures, they usually are the type to flash their powerpoint slides and ask you to copy ONLY the important parts. Despite of being "tormentors", our professors always monitor us and inform us of our deficits and give us chances to catch up. They are not the type of professors which require an appointment when you need them. You just have to go to the faculty room and find their table and leave a note. Overall on a scale of 1-10, the professors in CNU are rated 8. They are just the right mix of strictness, leniency intelligence, and mastery in the clinical area.
I can only speak of the facilities of the College of Nursing because I usually don't utilize other things outside of the college.
When it comes to the Virtual Laboratory, we have 2 fully automated manikins. It can be manipulated to have different kinds of chief complaints so that there is a simulation of a real patient. As for the Nursing Arts Laboratory, it is newly refurbished and equipped with new materials. We also have different simulator scenes like a mini OR, DR (Delivery Room), ER, ICU, and Community Health Nursing corner which is designed like that of the real thing. Also, all the labs are new especially the biology, physics, and chemistry laboratories. Moreover, each classroom in the College of Nursing is equipped with a 50-inch plasma TV with an HDMI connector that is compatible with a laptop, two large mounted speakers with a microphone and sound modulator. Overhead LCD projectors can be borrowed upon request at the office. On a scale of 1-10, I give them a 9. Very modern facilities.
My current job:
As of now, I am currently waiting for the results of the May 2014 Nurse's Licensure Exam. My plan is that when I finally get to pass, I will apply to hospitals here in Cebu.
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