College of Nursing
The BS Nursing program of DLSMHSI is a four-year program consisting of general education and professional courses. Professional courses begin in the first year and threads through the development of competencies up to the fourth year level. The BSN program provides an intensive nursing practicum in Emergency Nursing, Perioperative Nursing, Maternal and Pediatric Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Nursing Education, Palliative and Hospice Care Nursing, and Critical Care Nursing that will refine clinical skills from the first year level to ensure basic clinical competencies required of a beginning nurse practitioner.
This program of DLSMHSI molds young Filipinos into becoming Christian and compassionate health care professionals who are globally competitive and are open to community service.
DLSMHSI CN boasts of its highly competent pool of faculty members who utilize creative teaching methods. Students are trained using updated and state-of-the-art nursing facilities and skills laboratories simulating actual clinical practice. The College is composed of a community of educators, learners and leaders who embrace the beauty and sanctity of life by promoting the well-being of individual, families and communities.
The BS Nursing program of DLSMHSI is PAASCU Level III re-accredited. Moreover, the College also offers an MA in Nursing program to advance the skills and competencies of nurses in the graduate level, with specialization on Medical-Surgical Nursing and Maternal Child Nursing. The College has strong ties with the reputable tertiary hospitals and is known for its strong community extension program. It is a school of character with a highly credible performance and has earned consistent top-ten placers in the past nursing licensure examinations.
The Master of Arts in Nursing Program of DLSMHSI prepares qualified nurses for competent nursing specialization, leadership and research leading to any of the ff. major tracks:
- Medical-Surgical Nursing
- Maternal and Child Nursing
The MAN degree requires completion of a total of 42 units – 15 units of which for basic courses, 12 units for major courses, 6 units for elective / cognate courses, 3 units of seminar in their writing and 6 units of thesis writing. A full time MA student can enroll a maximum of 9 units per semester and is expected to complete the 12 units for a maximum of 7 years, including comprehensive, examination, and thesis writing.