College of Nursing / Midwifery
“Reliable health care does not only make us secure from sickness or death, it also makes us feel that we are not alone, and that we are all inextricably linked to one another.” – Dean Ellen Gabriel
The College of Nursing is a training ground for future health care providers. Its primary goal is to prepare the next generation of nursing leaders through holistic approach which includes the application of highest ethical standards as well as the use of modern technology.
In guiding its students reach their full potential in this field, the college provides a 21st century curriculum that will immerse them from the basics up to its most complex level of studies. Thus, graduates are well-equipped as they practice in many settings, including hospitals, schools, homes, retail health clinics, long-term care facilities, battlefields, and community and public health centers.
The teachers, who are highly-trained in their respective fields, proficiently use modern techniques and procedures in making a point of connecting with their students to create a fulfilling academic experience. This also allows for a closer student-professor relationship and contributes to the sense of community on and off the learning field.
As the future challenges in health care become increasingly demanding, the college makes sure that the reliability of its facilities and working environments are also regularly updated. For this reason, the University of Luzon established the Basic Skills Laboratory, Orthopedic Laboratory, Intensive Care Unit Laboratory, Emergency Room Laboratory and E-Learning Facility which substantially enhance the classroom’s teaching-learning process through visual effects, graphics and better solutions.
For the record, the UL’s College of Nursing is the only school with an E-Learning Facility in Region I.
“Nurses must achieve higher levels of education and training to respond to the world’s increasing demands as they become full partners with physicians and all other health care professionals,” said Dean Virginia Terrado, president of the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA), Pangasinan Chapter.
Being one of the first four (4) trained schools in Luzon on HRDP-Community Participatory Action Research (COPAR) process, the college consistently upgrades itself by formulating sensible programs that will sustain its legacy through the Level II accreditation which was granted by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA).
PACUCOA is a private accrediting agency whose main objective is to identify schools whose competence and performance in a particular field warrant public and professional recognition.
Started in 1958, the College of Nursing has been one of the Region’s top producers of quality nurses. It has helped shape the nation’s health care industry a flourishing business and career by consistently producing top-notchers over the years. Aside from that, it has obtained a 100% passing rate for 16 times – an exemplary work that’s deeply rooted in the UL’s leadership mantra, “Perecias y Valias” (skills and values).
“What’s more rewarding is the fact that our graduates now contribute to nation building by efficiently carrying out their individual careers here and abroad,” Terrado pointed out.