Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum is designed to make nursing education relevant to the national development goals and to prepare students for a profession that serves as a vital component of the country’s health system. In accordance with the Policies and Standards of Nursing Education, 1984, the curriculum aims to produce a fully functioning nurse.

The graduate must be one who has:

- (1) developed a sensitive awareness of the health needs of society as well as a commitment to the alleviation of accompanying problems that arise therefrom;

- (2) acquired the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, restoration of health and alleviation of suffering; and

- (3) developed a research attitude through the use of the nursing process. Such attitude among others leads to the utilization of research findings. Nursing is a caring discipline which assists the PERSON in coping with his needs and problems. Utilizing the nursing process, this is achieved by independent practice in collaboration with other disciplines which aim at promoting and restoring health, preventing illness and alleviating human suffering. the Environment covers those tangible and intangible conditions that influence the person’s quality of life.

Health is the dynamic process of becoming the person one wants to be while upholding the ideals of Christian faith across one’s lifespan. Nursing Education is a holistic discipline that facilitates the Person’s acquisition of attitudes, knowledge, and skills towards professional nursing practice and a Christian quality of life.

The Practitioner in Nursing is one who has acquired attitudes, knowledge, and skills in order to continually respond constructively to the changing needs of the profession, the health care delivery system and society.

The baccalaureate program is aimed at developing students to become well-balanced and well-adjusted needs of the community, country and the world. It is also aimed at preparing them for effective and personally satisfying service as a nurse generalist and providing them with a foundation for graduate study.

Students learn to apply theories and principles in nursing at the Silliman University Medical Center and the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital. For practice in rural and community health nursing, they serve at nearby rural health units and at the Dumaguete City Health Department. In addition, the College avails of the facilities of the IPHO Psychiatric Extension Ward for psychiatric nursing experience, the Looc Elementary School, Cantile Elementary School and the S.U. Elementary School for school nursing.

Cost & Fees

Foreign students are subject to additional fees

Entry Requirements

All applicants for admission to SU College of Nursing should meet the qualifications/requirements set by the Admissions and Promotions/Committee.

For First-Year Students:

  1. High School Average Rating of 80% and above
  2. University Entrance Exam Passer – at least 50 percentile
  3. Satisfactory Psychological and I.Q. Test Results
  4. Personal Interview at 75% level of competence
  5. Character reference from three respected members of the community
  6. Evidence of physical fitness as certified by a duly licensed physician.
    (Those who have history and/or are presently diagnosed to have a serious communicable disease, mental illness, epilepsy, cardiac disease, hearing difficulty, obvious visual and speech defects, and other physical conditions that could hinder the performance of the nurse’s functions will not be qualified for admission.)

Addendum: Applicants 30 years old and above, are required to undergo EKG and other laboratory exams (hemoglobin determination, fasting blood sugar, uric acid, chest x-ray)and to secure a medical certificate from SUMC. Results should be submitted before enrollment.

For Shiftees/Second Coursers (SU Graduates)

  1. Requirement 3, 4, 5, and 6 above
  2. QPA of at least 2.5.

For Second Coursers (non-SU Graduates)

  1. Requirements 3, 4, 5, and 6 as listed
  2. Evaluation of records: general average of at least 2.5 or its equivalent
  3. Validation test for subjects to be credited.

All applicants should submit to SUCN the following within designated dates:

  • Duly accomplished application form for admission
  • Two (2) copies of 2x2 pictures taken within the last 6 months
  • Application Fee to cover expenses on forms, folders, honorarium for an interview, psychological test, I.Q. test and application processing.
  • Birth Certificate(just a certified photocopy).
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope.
Last updated Nov 2017

About the School

Silliman University is a melting pot of cultures and religions. Of its overall population of more than 9,000, over 300 are international students from 23 different countries.

Silliman University is a melting pot of cultures and religions. Of its overall population of more than 9,000, over 300 are international students from 23 different countries. Read less