BS Nursing

Why BS Nursing at SISC

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a four-year undergraduate baccalaureate program with a solid academic and clinical foundation. Its nurturing instruction and strong values in education prepare its graduates to meet the challenges in beginning of professional nursing career anywhere in the world. The program meets the requirements for entry in advanced or continues post graduate studies. As nurse generalist, the graduates are prepared to join the nursing workforce. Graduates are well equipped to take local and international examinations for license as a Registered Professional Nurse (R.N.)

1ST Year

  • Theoretical Foundation of Nursing
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Health Assessment
  • Health Education
  • Fundamentals in Nursing
  • Microbiology & Parasitology
  • Nursing Informatics

2ND Year

  • Community Health Nursing 1
  • Nutrition & Diet Theraphy
  • Pharmacology
  • Care of Mother, Child Adolescent
  • Care of Mother, Child (Pediatrics) at Risk or with Problems (Acute & Chronic)
  • Bioethics w/ Rhetoric & Debate
  • Pathophysiology

3RD Year

  • Community Health Nursing 2 (Population groups & community as clients) COPARinitial & S-Combinator
  • Academic Writing
  • Care of Older Adult (Geriatric & Palliative Care)
  • Care of Clients with Life Threatening Conditions, Acutely III, Multi-Organ Problems, High Acuity and Emergency Situations
  • Care of Clients with Maladaptive Patterns of Behavior (Acute or Chronic)
  • Competency Appraisal
  • Nursing Research 1 with Research Statistics
  • Care of Clients with Problems in Oxygenation, Fluid & Electrolytes, Infectious, Inflamatory, immunologic,Cellular Aberrations (Acute or Chronic)

4TH Year

  • Nursing Care of Clients with Life Threatening Conditions, Acutely III/Multi-Organ Problems, High Acuitly & Emergency Situations
  • Nursing Leadership & Management
  • Competency Appraisal 1
  • Competency Appraisal 2
  • GEC Elective 3 (Institutional Choice) English at Work BSNIELTS
  • Disaster Nursing with IV Therapy
  • Intensive Nursing Practicum (Hospital & Community Setting)
  • Nursing Enhancement with Business Writing

A center of quality and innovative Nursing Education that develops students to become globally competitive and efficient nurses with a heart for service who will make a difference locally and internationally.

The BSN program at SISC has a strong liberal arts and sciences education with a transdisciplinary approach that assists students in gaining knowledge, attitudes, and skills essential to safe, quality nursing practice in a variety of settings. It has also, threaded through the II, III and IV year levels, development of competencies in simple research and evidence-based practice. Medium of instruction is in English and English proficiency is expected to be at the level of Advanced Working Proficiency.

Graduates of this program demonstrate the beginners’ professional competencies and are well prepared to take local and international examination such as the Philippine Nurses’ Licensure Exam (PNLE), CGFNS, NCLEX for licensure as Registered Nurse (R.N.) and IELTS, TOEFL, TSE for English proficiency. Successful completion of the licensing examination qualifies the graduate to assume a beginning staff nurse position in a hospital or agency; and is qualified to pursue post-graduate studies or advance professional training.

SISC’s BSN program provides leadership opportunities and teaches students to value excellence. Integrated in all the subjects/courses are the school’s core values “5Cs” namely: Competence, Character, Collaboration, Creativity and Commitment to Achieve.

A well-placed mentorship program for all students, a “Speak English” school policy and an active nursing students school organization provides a learning environment for preparing students to be globally competitive in beginning professional positions and qualifies them to assume various roles and open opportunities for progression towards advanced studies.

SISC’s successful BSN graduates shall have approximated the competencies of a professional nurse and are eligible to apply and take the licensure examination for registration.

The 222-unit program extends over 4 years broken down in 8 semesters (18 weeks per regular semester).

Included in the 222 units are 27 units of non-academic subject-courses that help to enhance the program:

7 units institutional courses

3 units Financial Literacy

3 units English at Work
8 units Physical Education courses
6 units National Service Training Program (mandatory for Filipino citizens only)

BSN subject-courses are arranged in a prescribed sequence. Starting in Level II onwards, all core nursing subjects have a theoretical and a hands-on clinical component (Related Learning Experience or RLE). In general, three days of didactic lectures is reinforced by three days of hands-on clinical training. Each block of subject-courses are to be taken concurrently and passed with a grade point of 1.75/ 81-82%/Fair or better, in order for the student to be promoted to the next level. Students move through the program in regular blocked classes and clinical rotation schedule. Class sizes vary from 25 to 35 students, while the RLE (clinical placement) groups are 8, 10 or 12 students per group depending on their year level. Specific offerings are prescribed in the areas of Intravenous Therapy Management, Disaster, Transcultural Nursing and Geriatric Nursing with the sub-components of Oncology Nursing, Palliative Care and Pain Management

The clinical training or Related Learning Experience (RLE) is highly structured and strictly supervised in conformity with the national standards. The required hours, which cumulatively adds up to 2,703 hours (inclusive of Nursing Research I & II RLE) for the entire program, is closely monitored for each student. The program provides an intensive nursing practicum during the final semester that will refine skills and allow basic nursing leadership and management concepts to be practiced with guidance. Faculty members who do the classroom lectures, generally, are also assigned to follow-up students in the clinical area as Clinical Instructors. The Lasater Framework for performance evaluation in the clinical area is used for as basis for assessment. And a structured skills audit is conducted at the end of every semester. For a student to graduate, he or she should have passed all academic requirements as well as completed the required RLE hours to ensure basic clinical competencies required of a beginning nurse in practice.

A Student Development Plan (SDP) is the student’s portfolio from first to senior year and serves as compilation of evidences, exhibits, record of his or her progress during the entire program. It is also utilized as a qualitative assessment tool

For clinical training or RLE, the College of Nursing has partnered with private hospitals, tertiary government hospitals, community health centers, clinics and agencies namely:


  • Las Piñas Doctors Hospital (Base hospital –tertiary, private 100 bed)
  • Medical Center Muntinlupa (Private teaching-hospital 100-bed)
  • Ospital ng Muntinlupa (City Government hospital- General Services)
  • Ospital ng Makati (City Government hospital – with expanded health services)
  • Las Piñas City Health Centers (Community)
  • Martha’s Home (Home for the Aged, private facility)
  • Las Piñas City Lying-in Center – public obstetric facility
  • Asian Hospital & Medical Center – JCI Accredited Tertiary Hospital
  • Makati Medical Center – JCI Accredited Tertiary Hospital
  • San Lazaro Hospital (Specialty Government Facility under the Department of Health)
  • Philippine Orthopedic Center (Specialty Government Facility under the Department of Health)
  • National Center for Mental Health (Specialty Government Facility under the Department of Health)


PO1. Apply physical, social, natural, health sciences, and humanities in the understanding and practice of the science and art of nursing
PO2. Assume accountability in the performance of safe, appropriate, and holistic care to individuals, families, population groups and community supported by technology utilizing nursing process as a critical thinking tool, sourcing local & international models as benchmark and evaluating the outcome of care using quantitative and qualitative evidences (assessments, client responses) with the inclusion of self-reflection.
PO3. Apply guidelines and principles of evidence-based practice aimed to achieve optimum outcomes contributing to the favorable impact on the health status of the individual, family or community.
PO4. Practice nursing in accordance with existing laws, dutifully adhering to ethico-moral principles and professional practice standards.
PO5. Communicate effectively in speaking and writing using culturally-appropriate language nevertheless exhibiting high proficiency in the English language in general.
PO6. Report/document client care accurately and comprehensively aimed to achieve optimum outcomes in improving the delivery of care, contributing to the favorable impact on the health status of the individual, family or community.
PO7. Collaborate professionally with inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams to foster shared decision making, achieve common goals in order to effectively deliver care that would benefit the individuals, families or community at large
PO8. Practice beginning management and leadership skills using systems approach imbibing the kaizen spirit (quality improvement) and adding the application of relevant principles in responding to health care needs that will increase impact to health in varied settings.
PO9. Conduct nursing or any nursing-related research with an experienced researcher to gain appreciation of the research process and have a better understanding of the importance of scientific evidence to support clinical practice.
PO10.  Broaden one’s horizons by engaging in life-long learning with a passion to keep current with national and global developments in general, and nursing and health developments, in particular and proposing a realistic, 5-year career trajectory opportunity regarding future professional growth.
PO11. Demonstrate responsible citizenship and professionalism based on the Filipino context of nursing practice by incorporating values of optimism, hard-work, resilience, compassion, respect for self and others.
PO12. Show beginning proficiency in the application of techno-intelligent care systems and processes in health care delivery.
PO 13.   Uphold the nursing core values of altruism, respect for human dignity, integrity, autonomy, and social justice supported by international health practice norms as point of reference incorporating the Filipino caring values and behaviors.
PO 14. Apply acquired entrepreneurial skills and knowledge in financial literacy in efforts to engage in innovative and strategic decision-making to create opportunities that will increase impact to health.

Students experience a variety of teaching and learning methods designed to facilitate the achievement of all learning outcomes within a student-centered approach, and to foster personal and professional development. Each course subject uses a mix of teaching methods, which take account of the subject matter, the student group size, the students’ previous experience and the resources available. Methods of learning and teaching will include formal lectures, problem-based learning sessions, interactive discussions, seminars, presentations and debates. Flipped classroom, MOODLE and other interactive technology-based instructional methods are used. Self-directed learning hours are also established.

Consultation hours with faculty are adhered to within the semester.

In the clinical area, instruction will be by guided learning, practice-based skills training, reflection journal, bedside conferences, patient-centered report (PCCR) studies are expected student outputs. Added virtual clinical excursion and e-learning packages are also clinical learning modalities.

Student assessment methods are designed to ensure that the content, outcomes are measured fairly. There are three general term examination periods in a semester: Prelims, Midterms and Finals. Theoretical knowledge and understanding will be tested mainly through paper and pen exam. Other coursework to include: assignment papers, presentations and research paper. Clinical skills will be assessed through performance evaluation tools, case studies, skills audit.

  1. Degree Conferred


Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is equivalent to Level 6 of the Philippine Qualifications Framework

  1. Program Title

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, CMO# 15, Series of 2017 (current)

(former curriculum was CMO # 14 Series of 2009)

  1. Awarding Institution / Body

Southville International School and Colleges

  1. Validating Institution

Commission on Higher Education (CHED)

Republic of the Philippines

BSN 4-year program, granted Government Recognition by the Republic of the Philippines in accordance with provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 7722

  1. Program Delivered By

Southville International School and Colleges

  1. Location of Delivery

1281 Tropical Ave. corner Luxembourg St., BF Homes International, Las Piñas City, Philippines, 1740

  1. Intermediate Awards

National Certificate (NC) II TESDA (equivalence after completion of 2nd year level)

Basic Life Support and First Aid Training Certificate, TOEIC Certificate

  1. Frameworks

Undergraduate Program

  1. National Registration Authority and Program Accreditation

CHED with Government Recognition # 029 Series of 2007 (granted March 20, 2007)

ISO 9001:2015

Philippine Association of Colleges & Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) – LEVEL III

  1. Subject Benchmarking Group(s)

Commission on Higher Education (CHED) -Technical Committee on Nursing Education

Professional Regulation Commission, Philippine Board of Nursing, Department of Health

Philippine Nurses Association PNA (under the International Council of Nurses)

Association of Deans of Philippine Colleges of Nursing (ADPCN)

Joint Commission International Accredited Hospitals

  1. Mode of Study


  1. Forms of Study

Classroom / Science Laboratory/ Skills Laboratory

Clinical (Hands-on) / Related Learning Experience (RLE)

  1. Normal length of study

Full-time – 4 Academic Years

(1 Academic Year is made up of 2 semesters; 1 semester =18 weeks)

*For irregular students with credited transfer units – 3 years

  1. Maximum length of study

6 Years

  1. Frequency of Intake/ starting month

Biannual – July (1st Semester), January (2nd Semester)

  1. Faculty

Post Graduate Degrees in Nursing, Midwifery Sciences

Medical Sciences, Education, Psychology etc.

  1. Date of National Licensure

Philippine Licensure Nursing Examination (June and November)

*For Filipino citizens only

Lambert Laluz

“The Nursing program in Southville is truly unique. I felt at home and the people who surrounded me gave me the will and confidence to pursue greater heights. Until now, I still hold dear the values imparted to me back in college and they haven’t failed me. As I see it, the Nursing program will continue to get even better as time passes by.”