History of the College of Nursing
The College of Nursing (CON) is the newest addition to the growing academic departments of the New Era University. In mid-2002, the NEU administration led by then President, Dr. Corazon C. Osorio and then Vice-Presidents for Administration and for Academic affairs, Bro. Villamor S. Quebral and Bro. Alberto R. Domingo, Jr. respectively, actively planned and started a series of consultations about the possibly of offering nursing education. At the start of 2003, the program was at its final stages, ready to be implemented.
In June 12, 2003, the College of Nursing (CON) was finally established, with 264 students. Prof. Lavinia D. Panganiban was appointed as the Dean of the college with 4 faculty members.
Before the start of the program in June 2003, and every year thereafter, representatives from the Commission of Higher Education (CHED) Technical Committee for Nursing Education (TCNE) conducted visits and inspections and assessed NEU's readiness to offer, maintained and sustain a nursing education program. For three (3) consecutive years, the CON was awarded Year-Level Permits to Operate. Finally on March 2007, barely after more than three (3) years of operation, the CHED has grantes the NEU-CON a government recognition. This means that the NEU-CON has met all the government requirements and standards curriculum, facilities, resources, protocols, faculties, etc.
In March 2007, the first 107 nursing graduates of NEU received their diplomas, 6 of them graduated with honors (cum laude). To date, 95 or 88.78% of them have passed the Philippine Nurses Licensure Examination and are now Registered Nurses. Currently the CON is comprised of 301 strictly selected nursing students and 15 faculty members backed with Master's degree in nursing and others health-allied disciplines, including two (2) Regular Evangelical Workers who are also Registered Nurses and Master's degree candidates.