The College of Nursing
Ateneo de Naga University gladly welcomed 440 students to its new Nursing Program last June 7, 2004, the first day of class.
The College of Nursing is headed by Dean Ma. Clara LI. Rubino, M.A.N., Ph.D, former Dean of Nursing of Aquinas University of Legazpi City. Assisting her is Assistant Dean Angelina R. Hermida, R.N. formerly of Ateneo de Naga University Clinic.
The Commission on Higher Education granted the Ateneo de Naga the permit to operate the first two years of the nursing course in June 2004 in its own right – as Ateneo demonstrated compliance with current requirements of CHED for nursing.
This superceded a previous arrangement whereby Ateneo de Naga had planned to open nursing as a “satellite campus for nursing” under the “benefits of autonomy” of the Ateneo de Davao University. This was because AdNu’s decision to open nursing in late November, 2003 came one month after the strict deadline for submission of application to open nursing schools. The right to do so under CHED Memo Order 32, Series of 2001 was recognized by Dr. Peralta. Thus, last December 2004, the board of Trustees of AdNu’s formally declared AdNu its “satellite campus for nursing – should this be accepted by AdNu”. AdNu’s Board immediately accepted the offer.
From January to May, Dr. Patria Manalaysay, AdDu Dean of Nursing, worked closely with university officials to prepare the university for nursing.
Even with its autonomous status, Ateneo de Naga and CHED continue to work together to assure the quality of the Ateneo de Naga nursing program. This included the preparation of syllabi, the construction and equipping of the nursing lab, contracts with the base hospital and other affiliate hospitals, the appointment of academically qualified clinical instruction and the appointment of local dean.
At present, the College of Nursing is running on smoothly. Completion of the nursing Skills Laboratory is underway in preparation for the visit of the Board of Nursing and the Technical Committee on Nursing Education (TCNE) respectively for another step of evaluation. The nursing library which occupied the ground floor of the Fr, James O’ Brien, S.J. Library contains the required 3,000 volumes of books, journals, magazines, VCD and the like. Ten percent (10%) are professional books and the five percent (5%) are Filipiniana Collections. The library is open to non-nursing students.
A line-up of activities for professional growth like, seminars, trainings, updates, for a, benchmarking, educational tour are in store fro the faculty members, including the dean and assistant dean.
The office has a competent secretary and a student assistant. Faculty meetings are held regularly every first Friday of the month and as the need arises.
Advising and counseling of students are done regularly every Friday. Moderator of every block was advised to monitor the students grades and attendance in the different subjects in cooperation with the teacher of the servicing departments.
The college aims to produce students who are competent, compassionate committed to the profession.
Statement of Philosophy and Goals
The establishment of the Nursing Program of the Ateneo de Naga University is in pursuit of the mission of the University itself: to be of service to the community, both local and global, by providing excellent quality of education in the tradition of Jesuit education efforts over the centuries and all over the world. Characteristically, the focus of the program is the total formation of the students: not only the technical skills and computer skills, so vital for effective work in today’s environment. Above all, the program is focused on the values formation of the student. The be able to situate this service career in the broader context of one’s personal, spiritual and religious development, as well as its impact on the care receivers and the community at large is an important concern of the program.
The nursing program relates, in a very direct way, to the ideal presented to all Ateneo de Naga student: to be men and women for others.
- Apply theory and safe practice of the comprehensive nursing care to
individual members and families in the community.
- Develop skills in making sound decision using the problem solving approach in the nursing processes.
- Critically analyze family and community situation using skills in management and community-based approaches.
- Discover self through enriched and well-planned clinical experiences in each level.
- Develop good the0-moral behavior when confronted by ethical dilemmas related to nursing practice.