This descriptive investigation aimed at proposing a Five-Year Development Plan for Nursing Education in Western Visayas based on the status of and problems encountered by, the nursing schools in the region. Furthermore, the status of Nursing schools in Western Visayas were evaluated in terms of administration/organization, faculty, students and instructional facilities. The problems of Nursing schools in relation to the aforestated areas and their relationship to school related factors were also ascertained. The study was conducted in August , 1994, among the 14 Nursing school heads in the Region, 112 faculty and 112 students. The purposive and convenience sampling methods were used in the selections of the subjects included in the study. To gather the data, a questionnaire was constructed jury, validated by five experts in the fields of research and nursing education, trial administered among 30 school heads, faculty and students, and factor analyzed through the use of the SPSS. Frequency counts and percentages, means, and standard deviations were utilized as descriptive statistics and the t-test and Pearson r, both set at .05 alpha, as inferential statistics. Most Nursing schools in Western Visayas are located at urban areas; have existed for more than 25 years; are governed by Board of Trustees/Regents; and have base hospitals with large bed capacities. The Nursing school heads or deans have master's degrees, short administrative but long teaching experience, and long professional Nursing experience. Most Nursing faculty are full-time with a BSN degree and some units towards a master's degree, young and with short teaching experience, and receive a monthly salary of less than P6,000 a month. The nursing schools would admit first-level applicants with at least 80% high school average and 50% in the Nursing Aptitude Test and with NCEE scores of more than 70%ile. The Nursing school's enrollment has been declining since 1989. A State-run Nursing school in Iloilo City had been consistently outstanding in its performance in the Nurses Licensure Examination. Most problems encountered by the Nursing school revolved around inadequate instructional facilities, students' poor academic performance, and inadequate laboratories and libraries. The Nursing schools with short existence have significantly graver administration-related problems as well as facilities-related problems than the schools that have long existence. The school with small population have significantly graver problems than the schools with large population in terms of instructional facilities. Administration related problems and faculty-related problems were significantly and positively correlated with facilities-related problems.