The University of the Visayas College of Nursing was first established in 1974 through a Memorandum of Agreement between the University of the Visayas and Cebu Community Hospital. The former faculty of the Southern Islands School of Nursing in the person of Mrs. Lourdes L. Fernan was hired as the Dean of the new college. One hundred twenty (120) qualified students were accepted out of three hundred eighty (380) applicants.
In 1975 the Health Aide Course was opened, followed by Midwifery Course in 1983. The Nursing Curriculum has evolved from the GN program to BSN program. In 1976, the BSN five (5) year program was opened, which was later on changed to a four (4) year BSN program in 1977. A Masteral Program was opened in 1981, but it was frozen due to lack of enrollment. It reopened in 2000.
After thorough deliberation, an integrated community-based nursing curriculum materialized in 1984. Current changes and demands led to the offering of two (2) year Associated Health Science Education (AHSE) as a preparatory course to the BSN Course which was started in 1998.
The affiliate Hospitals and Health Centers where the UV College of Nursing Students have their clinical experience were the following: 1976-1983 Cebu Community Hospital, Army Station Hospital, Tisa Health Center and Mandaue Health Center. In 1984 up to the present, UVCN students have their Related Learning Experience at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (formerly Southern Islands Hospital), Don Vicente Gullas Memorial Hospital, Tisa Health Center, Opon Health Center and Mandaue Health Center.
In 1995, Dean Fernan retired and Dr. Jessie G. Empaces, Alumna and Faculty Member of the College of Nursing, assumed the Deanship. It was in her term that the College of Nursing became a member of HRDP Schools, which institutionalized Community Organizing Participative Action Research (COPAR). She requires all the nursing and midwifery students to go into immersion programs in the community for one month. In 1996, the College of Nursing became a PRC provider for Continuing Education Program. In 2001, the UVCN Alumni Association was founded with the vision of serving the UVCN Alumni and the society through the concerted efforts of the school and its members. It was in the same year that the College of Nursing made a Memorandum of Agreement between Zorginstelligen Rijswijk of Netherlands for employment of its graduates and exchange training program. Another Memorandum of Agreement was also made with the Alliance International Medical Recruitment Corp. for representing their graduates for employment in the United States of America at no cost to the nurses.
In 2006, the College of Nursing offered a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program intended for Health Allied Professionals (BSN-HAP) with the approval of the Commission on Higher Education. The program was a 2-year BSN program.
In 2009, Dr. Jessie G. Empaces resigned and Dr. Geronima Emma A. Amores became the OIC-Dean for the meantime until second semester of 2010. In 2010, Dr. Resty L. Picardo, was appointed as the new College of Nursing Dean up to present.
Likewise back in 2009, UV's College of Nursing, in partnership with Filam Nursing Career Center (FNCC), launched its 'School Away Program', designed to tap international nursing students in the USA. Through FNCC, UV's College of Nursing became the 1st Philippine University in the Visayas to reach out prospective international nursing students via virtual education.
When the university was granted an autonomous status (July 14, 2010 to July 14, 2013) and deregulated status (May 27, 2010 to May 26, 2013), consequently the College of Nursing was given a Level I Formal Accredited Status on January 10, 2011 for the period January 2011 -- January 2014.
Then came January 31, 2012 where the College of Nursing was granted a certification to offer the Licensed Practical Nursing Program by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
The administration of the University of the Visayas realized the increasing need for medical and allied medical graduates and so in 2003 the administration approved the expansion and development of its institution’s facilities and a four-storey building was constructed together with the improvement of the Don Vicente Gullas Memorial Hospital in Banilad Cebu City, which served as a training-ground for students. The development has attracted many students and its population is increasing every year.
The University of the Visayas College of Nursing has forged serious efforts to provide its students with academic excellence and made it possible to realize the University’s vision of LOVE, LEADERSHIP and SERVICE TO HUMANITY.
The Gullas Medical Center is located at Banilad, Mandaue City. It houses the Vicente Gullas Memorial Hospital, the Gullas College of Medicine, the UV College of Nursing, the Gullas College of Dentistry, the Tan Kim Ching Cancer Center and the up-coming Cosmetic Surgery Center including other health-related courses.
Vicente Gullas Memorial Hospital is a 100-bed Tertiary Care Hospital accredited by PhilHealth.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Health Aide
- Associate in Health Science Education
- Licensed Practical Nursing
General Admission Requirements
- Completion of a four-year general academic course from High School recognized by the government.
- High School general average of at least 80%
- Physically and mentally fit with good moral character
- Must undergo and pass the College Entrance Test and Personal Interview
- Entrance Fee: Php 150
- Birth Certificate ( true copy from the local Civil Registrar)
- High School Card (with at least 80% average grade)
- Certificate of good moral character from the school principal / certificate from Students Affairs Office (for shiftees and second coursers)
- 4 pcs. 2"x2" colored picture (taken within the last 3 months)
- 3 long-size ordinary mailing envelopes with stamp on each
- 1 long-size folder with plastic jacket
COLLEGE OF NURSING ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE
- New Students will go through the following enrolment steps:
- A prospective enrollee will be evaluated based on the requirements for admission. (refer to general admission requirements)
- The student will proceed to the Guidance Center for the schedule of examination, and shows the corresponding proof of payment of the examination fee to the testing in-charge.
- After the examination, the student will be scheduled for interview.
- After the interview, the student will undergo Physical Examination. (applicable only for those who will enroll in Health Care I)
- If the student qualifies with #2, # 3 and #4, he/she will be allowed to enroll.
- The student will secure a Student Profile and Enrolment Form from the in-charge of the admission (Guidance Counselors), fills them up and submits the Student Profile Form to the Guidance Office.
- The student will proceed to the enrolment In-charge (Clinical Instructors), where he/she plots his/her subject schedules and be verified and validated.
- The student will proceed to the Accounting Department to fill up a payment receipt and pay the required enrolment fee at the cashier.
- The cashier validates the receipts. One copy of the validated receipt is given to the student, one copy will be attached to his/her enrolment form and the remaining copy is retained by the cashier for encoding and filing purposes.
- The student will proceed to the MIS Department for encoding of subjects and issuance of study load.
- Validated enrolment form will be submitted to the school Registrar. The student retains the part with “student copy” of the enrolment form.
- The student is now officially enrolled.
- Banilad Mandaue City, Philippines
- Telephone No:
- +63 (32) 416-1538
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