February 19, 1992 – DO 19, s. 1992 – Moratorium on Opening of Nursing Schools/Programs
To: Bureau Directors
Presidents, State Colleges and Universities
Heads, Private Schools, Colleges and Universities
Deans, Colleges of Nursing
- Researches conducted by the Secretariat for Health Related Programs, Bureau of Higher Education and the Association of Deans of Philippine Colleges of Nursing reveal the deteriorating quality of nursing graduates which had been found attributable to the following factors:
- Lack of qualified deans to administer nursing schools;
- Dearth of qualified faculty; and
- Acute shortage of clinical cases for practicum and lack of affiliation centers to support the big number of nursing students.
- To insure that existing schools will be able to comply with the required faculty-student ratio, and that nursing students will have adequate clinical experience, a moratorium on the opening of new nursing schools/programs shall be observed starting school year 1992-1993.
- This Order supersedes all existing orders related to moratorium on opening of new programs.
- Compliance with this Order by all concerned is enjoined.
Reference: DECS Order: No. 37, s. 1991
Allotment: 1-3-4—(M.O. 1-87)
To be indicated in the Perpetual Index under the following subjects:
COURSE OF STUDY, COLLEGIATE
SOCIETY OR ASSOCIATIONS