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where excellence is a way of life,
Nursing is a work of heart

The University of Santo Tomas
College of Nursing is a Center of Excellence in Catholic Nursing Education. As one of the Philippines' top nursing schools, the College has consistently produced the highest number of passers and topnotchers in the Philippine Nursing Licensure Exams given by the Professional Regulation Commission.


The UST College of Nursing envisions itself as an internationally recognized nursing school, upholding the culture of excellence in Catholic Nursing Education.


The University of Santo Tomas College of Nursing commits itself to provide a Catholic Nursing Education geared toward excellent health care delivery reflected in teaching, research, and community extension/ services ​to respond to national and global needs.


Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Innovation and Compassion

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​"The College believes that nursing education means the enlightenment of the intellect with the truth, and the fortification of the will and its direction toward the good. So that, by learning to minister to the sick, to take care of human beings, the student learns to love and serve God, and so that he can make his earthly profession a means of eternal happiness."

Dr. Jesus Bacala, BSN, MD
First Dean of the College of Nursing, appointed in June 1957


The College was first granted its Center of Excellence (COE) status in 1996, a golden anniversary milestone that continues on today. 

The College is one of the most compliant academic units to the IWA 2 ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System operational standards.  

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) ascribed the highest accreditation status to the Nursing Program effective until June 2020. 

A QS four-star university is proven to be highly international, and demonstrates excellence in both research and teaching. 

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