The College of Nursing program provides an intensive nursing practicum that will refine further the nursing competencies to ensure achievement of the Nursing program outcomes required of an entry level. The College of Nursing program aims to develop a professional nurse who is able to assume entry level positions in health facilities or community settings.
It also offers masters’ of nursing program which prepares individuals for careers in health care setting through advanced education in specific areas of expertise and to expand their career options. Program’s course content and practicum component will provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully perform the varied managerial role functions which today’s organization requires of health care practitioners and will empower them to serve as influential leaders in the design and operation of 21st century health care delivery systems.
The College of Nursing headed by Dean Lynette G. Cleto.
In 1967, a study entitled Manila - Its Needs and Resources indicated that despite the physical proximity to the people, the 41 health centers under the supervision of Manila Health Department had not gained the people's confidence. To resolve this, a community-oriented College of Nursing was established in the summer of 1969. Ms. Valentina Patacsil was appointed as college secretary by former PLM President Dr. Benito F. Reyes. Under Ms. Patacsil's guidance, 29 students were chosen to be the first nursing scholars of PLM from a long list of prospective nursing students who were enrolled in the two-year Associate in Arts course.
On July 1, 1969, Mrs. Mary Vita B. Jackson was appointed as its dean. Four years later, 27 of these scholars passed the board examination given in April 1972, including Rosalinda Taguiam Palad who was the 9th placer. Since then, more PLM graduates have distinguished themselves not only as placers in the nursing board examinations, but more importantly as effective nurse practitioners in the Philippines and abroad. To date, it has produced 188 board topnotchers and board placers.
Nursing students undergo clinical practice at the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center, Philippine General Hospital, and other tertiary level health agencies in Metro Manila. Graduating students are assigned in rural areas and provinces as well.
The Community Immersion Program (CIP) of the College of Nursing provides opportunities for the students to live and work with the less privileged families of these communities. Through these experiences, students are exposed to the realities of life and motivates them to voluntarily work in the aim of helping the people to be more health conscious, socially aware, and self-reliant. At the end, they are given the chance to really feel the pulse of community work.
A leader in nursing education in the ASEAN region producing globally competitive nurses with excellence, integrity and social responsibility
To be recognized by Philippines and ASEAN Academic accrediting agencies as premier nursing school known for its quality education, research and extension service
To produce nurse leaders in the fields of clinical practice, research, academe and entrepreneurship with a competitive advantage for employment opportunitiesCore Values