BS Nursing

Why study BS Nursing in Southville?

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 at the beginning of professional nursing careers anywhere in the world. The program meets the requirements for entry into advanced or continuous post-graduate studies. As nurse generalists, the graduates are prepared to join the nursing workforce. Graduates are well equipped to take local and international examinations for a license as a Registered Professional Nurse (R.N.)

The Southville College Division is accredited by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) and also granted Autonomous Status by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Southville is home to celebrated personalities, medical practitioners, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, among others. Southville is the training ground of future Business Technocrats and World Leaders, anchored on the school’s 5Cs Curriculum.

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, Inflammatory, immunologic, Cellular Aberrations (Acute or Chronic)

4TH Year

  • Nursing Care of Clients with Life-Threatening Conditions, Acutely III/Multi-Organ Problems, High
  • Acuity & 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

Message from the Program Director

Dean Carmel Villegas

Dean, College of Nursing

A contemporary nurse theorist, Patricia Benner, describes that clinical practice excellence should be based on perceptual awareness, sensitivity, and cognitive skills, among other things. I genuinely believe that the synthesis of empirical science and the art of caring makes nursing distinct from other health professions. To rely on empirical data when dealing with human physiology and scientific outcomes requires accuracy. However, in order for nursing interventions to achieve their best outcomes, care must be accompanied by genuine empathy and compassion. This requires one to be well-grounded in the humanistic/holistic attitudes of the profession.

Having been immersed in nursing practice for years, I realized the value of understanding situations and human conditions with ‘special lenses’. Generating clinical judgments drawn from a synthesis of contrasting perspectives has been shown to yield the best outcomes. Valuable insights drawn from engaging in the convergence of these seemingly opposing perspectives have presented me with new realizations, opened up unique options, and presented exciting possibilities in the nursing dimension.

At present, embracing this trajectory approach of blending dialectic perspectives provides a lens through which I see my role in nursing practice and nursing education evolve, with a sense of clarity and purpose. This adaptive mode of being careful and precise on one hand, and showing empathy and understanding at the same time, create an operative balance that I believe is a critical element in the formative process of students in the BSN program.

I realized that this deliberative analysis-synthesis way of thinking gradually develops from a learned process when tasked to make clinical judgments given varied challenging scenarios. This highlights the importance of embedding guided case study practice within a well-rounded, enriched curriculum, complemented with actually related practice experiences, steered by devoted teachers and mentors who are equipped with a strong grasp of broad-based experiences.

Guiding student nurses early in their preparatory levels by normalizing to the standards of thinking and deep learning, then further refining thinking habits by fostering and raising the level of student ownership in their learning, would be the focus of Levels 1 & 2. All these will be done concurrently with the delivery of foundational science-based concepts and principles through traditional didactic instruction. As the students begin to immerse themselves in related clinical experiences, they are provided with activities in actual patient care situations, where making clinical judgments is practiced. Classroom lessons structured within virtual case studies, challenging them to think through carefully, critically, and creatively with compassion, can reinforce this whole-brain training.

As Dean of the College of Nursing, I see myself as a leader called to serve as a guide and function as a catalyst, steering the department toward better directions for the program. Transforming the academic & support team to aim toward better educational strategies to instruct, direct, and inspire students to be the 360-degrees-capable nurses of tomorrow – cognitively, skillfully, and effectively adept, committed to high ethical-moral standards, eagerly perceptive to practice with high levels of empathy and compassion.

As a manager of the Nursing Department, I see a need to create a collegial and synergistic work milieu among staff and teachers. Since I also genuinely advocate the spirit of kaizen, innovative and creative contributions will be encouraged through formal & informal professional learning sessions. Periodic objective appraisals and reviews will allow for “successive approximation” and adjustments along the way.

I plan to continue to take an active role as a teacher in professional courses at all levels of the program to better appraise while building relationships with students. My life philosophies and values have continuously guided me in nurturing students early on, serving as a role model, mentor, and coach. I see my role in helping them develop resilience to successfully navigate amidst the challenges of a rigorous academic program and beyond.

Throughout my years of professional nursing practice and transition to academia, I have reflected on my beliefs and life patterns, only to realize that there has been a significant inclination towards philosophies grounded in virtues, objective values, and humanistic models. Cognitive strategies for deliberative, holistic, and systemic approaches have also been constant considerations, particularly in positions involving the complexities of human agency and compounded dimensions of human situations.

My upbringing with religious underpinnings has influenced me, and as a result, my decisions are naturally predisposed toward spiritual sensibilities within a moral framework. I have learned not only to be informed but also to celebrate the uniqueness of every human encounter with patients and their families under my care. Now, as I work with my colleagues and students, I continue to apply this approach.

Student Testimonial

Southville has provided a solid foundation for my academic knowledge and clinical skills. The program and professors have been excellent in helping me develop a strong character and work ethic that has been beneficial in my career.