i'm on my last trimester of a 22 month program to get my bsn at pwu-qc. i will be the first to tell you that they are not perfect. but they make up for it in helping their students with the administrative aspect of class schedule, duty rotations and just having a understanding attitude. after going to duty with multiple schools and hearing their stories of their school programs i feel lucky i ended up at pwu-qc. i heard stories of students not liking their present school and wanted to transfer but can't get their school to give them the transcripts. at another school i hear that their clinical instructor wasn't even a nurse or a doctor but a midwife to teach them. i figure when you pay that much money on tuition you deserve the best they can give you. if that is the best then i just have to question why go there? there are other horror stories you can read about on the official website of the republic of the philippines forum (http://www.gov.ph/forum/default.asp).
anyone interested in getting your bsn from a reputable college should have pwu at quezon city on your short list of schools. they have a trimester program for 2nd coursers that will get you to graduation in less than 2 years. it's not a school for a lazy student. you will have to have the discipline to read and study on your own. they do not spoon feed you the information that you need to pass the boards. they sometimes don't list the pages you need to read. they believe you are a professional and hence don't need to tell you the pages numbers. if you can't find the topic within the textbook then you have bigger issues.
they present the material via powerpoint and it gives you enough information to pass their exams. there is really no need to take notes since they hand you the presentation at the end of class. pwu believes you are there to learn the material and not waste your time scribbling down notes. but it will be your job to reinforce the material from the textbooks to fully understand the material for the nursing boards. (tip: be prepared to look at other textbooks beyond what they recommend)
related learning experience is not a joke there. they will put you in hospitals working on live people. other schools have dummies to simulate the real world. pwu sticks you in the real world. this is where you put theory into practice. don't worry there will be an instructor (an rn or a doctor/rn) by your side to help you navigate through your fears as well as get you through your rotation.
as for cheating, well that goes hand-in-hand with schooling. i've seen it occur in school and the administration tries to control it. will the cheating hurt an honest student ....no. pwu has there own way of dealing with it. if you give a half hearted attempt you will pass their exams. but you have to realize continuing a half hearted attempt throughout the 2 years will definitely fail you on the nursing boards. so yes you will pass school, but no you will not pass the boards. so it begs the question... why go to school if you won't pass the boards. so study hard.
some were asking about weekends and evening classes. pwu doesn't have evening classes and you will be going to school and going to hospital duty 6 days a week, at different hours. some rotations you are on days, some you are there overnight. it depends on the rotation. on your last trimester they add sunday for your review class for the boards. yes, that means 7 days a week either going to class, going to duty or both. hey, you wanted to finish asap. then this is the school for you. at least we are by trinoma and sm north to take your mind off your studies.
they can be reached at tel. no. 926-9312, 920-6309, 920-6313. they have ongoing quarterly enrollment. so you can enter either june, sept or jan qtr. i recommend coming in during the june batch, just my preference.