/ 24 September 2022

THE FAR Eastern University has established its Institute of Health Sciences and Nursing to further improve academic excellence and innovation.

The new institute offers top health-allied degree programs in Medical Technology and Nursing. This will later be expanded to include Pharmacy, Microbiology and Rehabilitation Science.

“The university has always been committed to academic excellence and innovation, and has consistently produced globally competitive graduates in their respective fields,” INHS Dean John Anthony Yason said.

“Through this new institute, we hope to address health issues that yield synergistic benefits that contribute to the country’s development,” he added.

The university said it offers “one of the best Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology degrees in the Philippines, with graduates being among top-ranking passers in the Professional Regulation Commission’s Medical Technologist Licensure Examination.”

“With our transformative learning methods and systems, we aim to further strengthen the health and science-related fields in the service of our community, exemplifying our core values of Fortitude, Excellence, and Uprightness. We are looking forward to the next generation of Tamaraws who will help uplift our legacy of academic excellence,” FEU President Dr. Michael M. Alba said.

Last year, Audrey Nicole Dumlao Tape topped the licensure examination with a score of 90.20% while Rocelle Anne R. Leonardo placed second in March 2021 with a score of 88.30%.

The university said that it produced the most number of registered medical technologists in January 2022, posting an overall passing rate of 63.13%.

In the March 2022 examination, the university posted an overall passing rate of 58.11%, with the national standard at 46.08%.