Velez Nurses Alumni Association PDO
Velez Nurses Alumni Association
College of Nursing 41 F. Ramos Street, Cebu City, Philippines 6000
Mr Johnny Yao Jr
After several years of services to the community, the management of the Cebu (Velez) General Hospital felt the need of training good nurses. The School of Nursing was then founded in 1952 by the late Mrs. Epifania Mendoza Velez with the support of her husband, the late Dr. Jacinto Velez Sr., and the cooperative efforts of the Medical and Nursing staff of the hospital. The school graduated 26 full pledged nurses on April 2, 1955 and this class formed themselves as the CVGH School of Nursing Alumni Association on April 5, 1955. From 1955 until School Year 1972-1973, the CVGH School of Nursing continued to operate the Three-Year Diploma program. In the School year 1968-1969, the school updated its diploma to the Basic Baccalaureate curriculum and at the same time offered the supplemental Course. In the School Year 1976-1977, Velez College responded to the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports decision to adopt the Four year Baccalaureate curriculum for nurses. From its first graduation in 1955 until present, this institution produces excellent nurses who are now practicing nurses not only in the United States, Europe, Middle East, Australia and Other Countries. Others pursued other fields of interest, hence there are also doctors, lawyers, optometrists, businessmen, politicians and farmers among their alumni.
The Velez Nurses Alumni Association,Inc. Philanthropic Development Office will redefine the words “paying forward” and “transforming lives” in the context of what the alumni association really is for.
“Upholding the advocacies of the alumni association and the nursing profession through strong linkages within the Velezian community and the world, united in a culture of excellence and a spirit of altruism.”
“We, the Velez Nurses Alumni Association, believe that every alumna/ alumnus has a vital role in the holistic transformation of the community. As catalysts of change, we advocate for: an empowered human resource through our skills training and enhancement programs; quality, values- oriented nursing education through our scholarship grants; and accessible optimal health care. Through a strong and transparent philanthropic eco-system, we are committed to journey with our alumni members and partners towards a culture of giving, in service to the nursing profession and the society at large.”
Make that Change…Be a Steppingstone!!! Embrace our Journey in Transforming Lives.
- Research and Development
- Skills Advancement
- Charity Fund
- Health Care
- Values Intensification
- Human Resource
- Infrastructure and Facilities