Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines (MCNP) acquired its bid to gain Level I accreditation status on its programs Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology (BSRT) after the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission On Accreditation (PACUCOA) affirmed that the said programs of MCNP meet the qualifications and requirements necessary to be granted Level I status.
Roughly four months after the seven members of the PACUCOA Ist Formal Accreditation team visited MCNP on July 18-19 to evaluate and assess areas subject to the standards set by Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and PACUCOA.
The seven PACUCOA evaluators are: Dr. Esther Vedana, Chairman, Evaluator for Philosophy and Objectives, Organization and Administration for all programs; Dr. Michael Diño, evaluated the faculty, instruction and laboratories for Nursing; Mr. John Paul Romillo, Faculty, Instruction and Laboratories for Radiologic technology; Ms.Rosela Del Mundo for the Library; Dr. Ma. Xenia Bitera for Research (All programs); Dr. Conrado Dotong for Physical Plant and Facilities and Dr. Ma. Rosario Cesario for Student Services, Social Orientation and Community Involvement.
The BSRT and BSN program took a step closer to regain the next level status paving a clearer aim to become the premier school of BSRT and BSN in the Philippines.
In his message during the formal visit, MCNP-ISAP President Dr. Ronald P. Guzman appealed to the PACUCOA team to “say more on (our) negatives, because it is then we mature” which the team heeded as they pointed out and made recommendations to strengthen weaknesses so as to be assured when the time for MCNP BSN and BSRT programs seek for PACUCOA Level II Accreditation.
Prior to the first formal Accreditation Visit, students, faculty and staff both ISAP and MCNP worked hand-in-hand for the needed preparations manifesting the solid support to the campus flagship course and the MCNP-ISAP battle cry “Alimannao Today Tomorrow the World!”