Catanduanes State University

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CatSU President announces upcoming Master of Arts in Nursing program at the university


Catanduanes State University (CatSU) President, Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza, shared the exciting news on his Facebook account that CatSU will soon offer a Master of Arts in Nursing program in the island.

According to Dr. Azanza, the CatSU College of Nursing passed the Technical Panel Evaluation that began in November 2022. Once the resolution is signed, it will be forwarded to the CHED en Banc for approval.

“The university has been dreaming of offering this program for over 15 years, and now islanders will have the opportunity to pursue their graduate degree in Nursing without having to spend a lot of money to cross to the mainland,” Dr. Azanza shared.

The SUC President III of CatSU attributed the success of achieving the MA Nursing permit to "Teamwork".

He commended the team, composed of the Executive Vice President (EVP) Dr. Lily P. Custodio, then Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President Dr. Bernardino C. Abundo, then Asst. Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dean Joel T. Olfindo, for their relentless efforts to make this happen.

The president expressed his gratitude to CatSU Board of Regents Chairman and the Commission on Higher Education Commissioner, Dr. Aldrin A. Darilag, CHED Regional Director, Atty. Septon Dela Cruz, and CHED RO V Education Specialist, Dr. Pamela S. Viñas, a CatSU Nursing alumna, for their all-out support in securing the MAN permit.

He also announced that CatSU has secured a budget of 15 million pesos to upgrade the university's Nursing Laboratory facilities. He hopes to bring back the glory days of CatSU and be recognized as one of the top nursing schools in the country in terms of passing rates and having graduates who top or are in the top 10 of the Nursing Board Examination.

Dr. Azanza is optimistic that with the strong support and cooperation from everyone, the university's goals are achievable.

He also believes that with the leadership of Dr. Gemma G. Acedo and Dr. Joseph G. Zafe, the Vice President, and the Asst. Vice President for Academic Affairs, respectively, the permits for Law and Medicine, which are currently underway, will also yield positive results.  #CVecilles