In pursuing the foregoing mission and vision, CNSC will adhere and be guided by the following values provided for by CHED for all HEIs (Long-Term Higher Education Development Plan, 2001 – 2010):
1. QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE
CNSC will sustain its good performance in licensure examinations through effective teaching and learning process; continuous enhancement of academic programs; and shall gear itself towards accreditation of all its academic programs to continuously produce employable graduates.
2. RELEVANCE AND RESPONSIVENESS
To continuously be relevant and responsive, CNSC will offer curricular programs anchored to the needs of the labor market. Only viable academics programs shall be maintained to ensure this match between graduates and industry needs.
3. ACCESS AND EQUITY
CNSC will provide deserving and qualified Filipinos opportunities for affordable quality tertiary programs and services.
4. EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS
CNSC will ensure optimal returns from the utilization of higher education resources. On top of these, CNSC will likewise be directed by these add-on values:
5. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ORIENTED
Recognizing its important role in research and development needs of the province in particular, CNSC will see to it that R&D is foremost in its priorities. Being the only SUC in the province, CNSC is expected to be always at the forefront of any research and development endeavors. As such, continuous tooling and retooling of faculty and staff is necessary in order for them to meet this expectation that will lead to producing graduates who are research and development oriented vital in the overall growth of the province.
CNSC will further produce graduates who are values-laden. Knowledge is not enough to become successful; it should be coupled with the right values. Indeed, it is better to be cultured and educated rather than educated but not cultured. With this as one of the guiding values, CNSC will have to ensure that it will only produce graduates who are technically capable and values-centered.