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    BUCN celebrates 47th Founding Anniversary online

    Due to the present restrictions on mass gathering caused by the pandemic, Bicol University College of Nursing (BUCN) celebrated the 47th Founding Anniversary via Facebook last July 9, 2020.  With the theme, “Health Crises Ready: Nurturing Competent Global Nurses through Years of Excellence” the online video celebration commenced with an opening message by BUCN Dean […]

    BU launches weekly ‘WASH’ webinar against COVID-19

    In its continuing promotion of good sanitation and proper hygiene in the course of the pandemic, Bicol University College of Nursing (BUCN) through the BU Extension Management Division (EMD) and Center for Gender and Development (CGAD) launched the premiere of a weekly webinar called Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) During Pandemic: A WASH Response to […]

    BUCN Prof. Sande lands 2nd Place on National Health Policy Pitching

    Bicol University College of Nursing (BUCN) Professor Dr. Mary Joy B. Sande represented the Bicol region and won 2nd place during the virtual 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers Competition held by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) on March 17, 2021. Founded on March 17, 1982, the […]

    Strengthening Maternal and Child Health Care Strategy in withstanding the Challenges of Health Trend

    NEWS BRIEF | The Masters of Arts in Nursing Program, under the Bicol University Graduate School, in collaboration with BU Extension Management Division, BU College of Nursing, and Health Action Information Network held a webinar on Strengthening Maternal and Child Health Care Strategy in withstanding the Challenges of Health Trends on May 8, 2021.

    NEWS BRIEF | BU employees, students undergo dry-run for COVID-19 vaccine

    With active participation from the Bicol University Health Services (BUHS), BU College of Medicine (CM), and BU College of Nursing (CN), the Department of Health (DOH) conducted an orientation and simulation exercise for the COVID-19 vaccination at the BU College of Engineering (CENG) Gymnasium, June 7, 2021. https://www.facebook.com/BUHealthServices/

    CN wins 1st place, CE 2nd on international competition for local innovation pitching

    Padayon, Bicol University! BUeños from the College of Nursing and College of Education won the 1st and 2nd place on the 2021 International Youth Sustainability Leadership (IYSL) Online – Sustainability Goals (SDGs) Innovation Competition held via Zoom conference from October 16 to 24, 2021. The international competition brought students, teachers, and local communities to ponder the problems/challenges […]
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    HISTORY

    The Bicol University College of Nursing history can be traced back to the Republic Act No.5521, dated January 17,1969 which was enacted
    during the fourth session of the Sixth Congress of the
    Republic of the Philippines. This legislation was “An Act establishing the Bicol University, 
    Legaspi City Defining its Powers, Functions and Duties,Appropriate Funds Therefore, and other Purpose. 
    Soon after Dr. Ricardo A. Arcilla was designated as the first BU  President, one of the Colleges he thought of opening was the College of Nursing. So by the virtue of Section 6 ofthe above Law, 
    the College of Nursing with a separate budget was established. Dr. Mauro Nieva who was the University Physician was appointed Officer – In – Charge of the College per Office Memorandum No.9 s.1973 
    dated March 1,1973. Dr. Leonor Aragon regarding the setup of the College. Dr.  Nieva was late appointed as 
    Acting Dean per Board Resolution No.93 s.1973 dated August 3, 1973, pending the appointment 
    of the regular Dean of theCollege.The BU College of Nursing opened June 3, 1973 with the 
    admission of the pioneer class composed of 34 students to its Nursing Proper. 
    These students were applicants from BU College of Arts and Science Pre Nursing Course who passed 
    the battery Tests which included an IQ Test conducted by the University Testing and Placement Section,
    a physical examination bythe University Medical Officer and a Personal Interview by the Dean and 
    selected Nursing Faculty. The Pioneer class was enrolled in a Five year Curriculum offering a 
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Course in accordance with what was prescribed by the 
    Department of Education, Culture and Sports.

    July 9, 1973 marked the formal inauguration and blessing of the College Hospital Room, 
    Demonstration Room, College of Nursing Office and Library. It was not however on 
    September 12 -13 that the Nursing Board Examiners made its first inspection.
    This was headed by Mrs. Fe Madela Valdez which was then the incumbent 
    President of the Philippine Nurses’ Association Mrs. Madela Makabali, the Chairman of the 
    Nursing Board of Examiners together    with      Mrs.Felicula Castañeda and Mrs. Rosario Ordoñez, Board Members, made their subsequent visits. 
    The first capping ceremony was held on November 22, 1973. As part of the Nursing Law Requirement, 
    Mrs. Paz G. Muñoz, a registered nurse and Division Health Supervisor of  DECS with a Master’s Degree in Health Education was appointed regular Dean after approval by the 
    Nursing Board Examiners. Dr. Nieva who was then an acting Dean was instead appointed as 
    University Medical Supervisor by the  virtue of Board Resolution No. 124 s.1975 dated April 7, 1975. 

    In 1975, the College of Nursing offered a BSN Supplemental Course to bonafide graduate nurses of 
    duly accredited schools of nursing. Then in 1977, the College adopted the four year BSN Curriculum as
     prescribed by the DECS. On June 4,1984, the College implemented the revised curriculum as mandated 
    by the Ministry of Education Culture and Sports.

    Mrs. Munoz term ended in 1995. Subsequently, Dr. Fe L. Binalingbing succeeded as Dean from July 1, 1996 
    until 1998. Dr. Heidi C. Dyangko became the college Dean on February 1998 to 2009, then succeeded 
    by Dr. Emerlinda E.  Alcala until August 2016. Presently, Dr. Ruby L. Mediona is the OIC of the College.

    From 1973 up to present, the College of Nursing has produced successful professionals which 
    date back to the illustrious history of being able to produce consistently higher passing average than the national passing and   board topnocher in the nursing and   midwifery courses. The midwifery course having been established in 1996.

    Today, the college enjoys its own building which was inaugurated in October 20 1990 
    by then President Patria G.Lorenzo with a funding initiative coming from Congressman Carlos Imperial. 
    It also has a strong faculty  complement and non-teaching staff plus highly selected students which enabled it to maintain its rank  among the top schools in the country. 

    GOAL

    To produce globally competent and dynamic nurses who shall embody the ideals of scholarship, leadership,

    character and service, and shall be responsive to the challenges of social transformation and development.

    OBJECTIVES

    The BUCN graduate shall:

    1. Demonstrate desirable values and attitudes towards self, others and the profession.
    2. Practice evidence-based, safe and quality health care to individuals, family, population groups and 
      communities towards the improvement of the lives of the Filipinos in particular,
      and humankind in general.
    3. Manifest fundamental leadership and management skills in various 
      health care settings using innovative system-approach in the delivery of client care.
    4. Exemplify commitment to service in the promotion of health and 
      prevention of illness, alleviation of suffering and restoration of health.
    5. Actively participate in activities related to environmental health and 
    6. climate change adaptation, gender equality and development, and 
      global partnership towards community resiliency and empowerment.

    BASIC STATISTICS OF THE COLLEGE

    SUMMARY OF ENROLLMENT

    First Semester, SY 2016 – 2017

    SECTION

    MALE

    FEMALE

    TOTAL

    2-A

    8

    38

    46

    2-B

    8

    34

    42

    2-C

    6

    33

    39

    TOTAL

    22

    105

    127

     

     

     

    3-A

    6

    36

    42

    3-B

    9

    30

    39

    3-C

    8

    23

    31

    TOTAL

    23

    89

    112

     

     

     

    4-A

    4

    22

    26

    4-B

    9

    28

    37

    4-C

    11

    31

    42

    TOTAL

    24

    81

    105

    Summary:

    YEAR LEVEL

    MALE

    FEMALE

    TOTAL

    Second Year

    22

    105

    127

    Third Year

    23

    89

    112

    Fourth Year

    24

    81

    105

    GRAND TOTAL

    69

    275

    344

     

     

     

    CURRICULUM

     

     

     

    Midwifery 

    8

    38

    46

    BSN

    62

    236

    298

    GRAND TOTAL

    70

    274

    344

    Second Semester, SY 2016 – 2017

     

    SECTION

    MALE

    FEMALE

    TOTAL

    2-A

    8

    36

    44

    2-B

    10

    34

    44

    2-C

    6

    31

    37

    TOTAL

    24

    101

    125

     

     

     

    3-A

    6

    36

    42

    3-B

    9

    30

    39

    3-C

    8

    23

    31

    TOTAL

    23

    89

    112

     

     

     

     

    4-A

    4

    22

    26

    4-B

    9

    27

    36

    4-C

    11

    31

    42

    TOTAL

    24

    80

    104

    Summary:

    YEAR LEVEL

    MALE

    FEMALE

    TOTAL

    Second Year

    24

    101

    125

    Third Year

    23

    89

    112

    Fourth Year

    24

    80

    104

    GRAND TOTAL

    71

    270

    341

     

     

     

    CURRICULUM

     

     

     

    Midwifery 

    8

    36

    44

    BSN

    63

    234

    297

    GRAND TOTAL

    71

    270

    341

     

    Note: In line with the implementation of the K-12 program in the Philippines, 
    there was no enrollment for First Year students in 
    Bicol University for the School Year 2016-2017.

  • Programs

    Undergraduate Courses

    There are two undergraduate courses offered by the College of Nursing. The regular Bachelor’s Degree Program was approved through BOR Res. No. 39, S. 1971 and the Bachelor of Science in Ladderized Nursing curriculum established by virtue of BOR Res. No. 25 S. 1995.

    Graduate Course


    The College of Nursing also offers Master in Nursing which was approved through BOR Referendum No. 16 S. 1994.
    The Nursing Act, RA 9173 provides for sound and professional foundation for the practice of nursing. Therefore, the College of Nursing endeavors to offer a curricular program that satisfies this provision and strives to meet the minimum requirements of CHED. In terms of Related Learning Experiences (RLE) of the students, the college also complies with RA 9173, which states that learning experience can be observed in a classroom, hospital, home, community or other health/welfare agency. A base hospital is also a requirement where the students experience majority of the prescribed related learning experience. Thus, the BUCN and the Bicol Regional Teaching & Training Hospital (BRTTH) have a memorandum of agreement for this purpose whereby the BRTTH shall become the base hospital of BUCN for the affiliation of the nursing students. The affiliation of the nursing students to various hospitals in Metro Manila for their mental health nursing, communicable disease nursing, orthopedic nursing and other areas of nursing are likewise conducted during summer. This is to augment and to comply with the required number of hours for the clinical learning experience of the students.

  • Faculty

    Banua, Alma S.
    Assoc. Prof. V
    BS Nursing (Catanduanes State College)
    Master in Nursing (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ed.D. Educational Management (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Bartolata, Richard L.
    Assoc. Prof. V
    AB English; BS Nursing (Bicol University; Immaculate Concepcion College)
    MAED; Master in Nursing (Masbate Colleges; Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. Educational Management (Masbate Colleges)
     
    Calingacion, Fatima B.
    Instructor I
    BS Nursing (Bicol University College of Nursing)
    Master of Arts in Nursing (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Cipcon, Charina J.
    Asst. Prof. II
    BS Nursing (Aquinas University of Legazpi)
    Master in Nursing (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. Public Administration (Bicol University Graduate School) 39 units earned
     
    Ebuenga, Lucilyn C.
    Professor III
    BS Nursing (Bicol University)
    Master in Nursing (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Doctor of Education (Bicol University Graduate School) 54 units earned
     
    Galan, Nera A.
    Assoc. Prof. V
    BS Nursing (Bicol University)
    Master in Nursing (Philippine College of Health Sciences Inc.)
    Ph.D. Public Administration (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Gonzales, Odette R.
    Instructor I
    BS Nursing (Ago Medical & Educational Center)
    Master of Arts in Nursing (Philippine College of Health Sciences Inc.)
    Doctor of Education (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Ibo, Jean Annette S.
    Assoc. Prof. V
    BS Nursing (Bicol University)
    Master of Arts in Nursing (Aquinas University of Legazpi)
    Ed.D. Educational Management (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Livica, Eduardo Thaddeus Jr. M.
    Asst. Prof. III
    BS Nursing (Ago Medical & Educational Center)
    Master in Nursing (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. Public Administration (Bicol University Graduate School) 36 units earned
     
    Llana, Heintje T.
    Asst. Prof. IV
    BS Nursing (Bicol University)
    Master in Nursing (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Lobete, Brigida M.
    Assoc. Prof. I
    BS Nursing (Bicol University)
    Master in Nursing (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Mediona, Ruby L.
    Asst. Prof. III
    BS Nursing (Bicol University)
    Master in Nursing (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. Nursing Education (Saint Paul University Manila)
     
    Morano, Roanne T.
    Instructor I
    BS Nursing (Bicol University)
    Master in Nursing (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. Educational Foundation (Bicol University Graduate School) Dissertation Writing
     
    Moros, Helenita Arlene M.
    Assoc. Prof. V
    BS Nursing (Bicol University)
    Master of Science in Nursing/MAED (Bicol University; Aquinas University)
     
    Niñofranco, Rodel A.
    Assoc. Prof. II
    BS Nursing (Ago Medical & Educational Center)
    Master in Nursing; Master of Public Admin. Major in Health Emergency & Disaster Mgt. (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Ortonio, Maricel O.
    Instructor I
    BS Nursing (Centro Escolar University)
    Master of Arts in Nursing (Aquinas University of Legazpi)
     
    Palacio, Celerino S.
    Professor VI
    BS Nursing (Bicol University)
    MAED (Republic Colleges)
    Ed.D. Educational Management (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Palacio, Maria Bernardita A.
    Professor V
    BS Nursing (Bicol University)
    MAED; Master in Nursing (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ed.D. Educational Management (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Palencia, Conchita A.
    Assoc. Prof. IV
    BS Nursing (Bicol University)
    Master in Nursing (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. in Nursing (University of the Philippines, Manila) on-going
     
    Pangan, Cauline Ruth A.
    Asst. Prof. III
    BS Nursing (Bicol University)
    Master in Nursing (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Rañeses, Maria Della C.
    Assoc. Prof. V
    BS Nursing (Bicol University)
    Master in Nursing (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. Educational Foundation; Ph.D. in Peace & Security Administration (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Sande, Mary Joy B.
    Professor III
    BS Nursing (Bicol University)
    Master in Nursing (Bicol University Graduate School)
    Ph.D. Nursing Education (Saint Paul University Manila)
     
    Santos, Gaspar R.
    Instructor I
    BS Nursing (Aquinas University of Legazpi)
    Master in Nursing (Bicol University Graduate School)
     
    Valladolid, Esther S.
    Assoc. Prof. V
    BS Nursing (Bicol University)
    Master of Arts in Nursing (Aquinas University of Legazpi)
    Ph.D. Public Administration (Aquinas University of Legazpi) 18 units earned
  • Contact Us

    College Directory

    Bicol University College of Nursing
    Rizal St., Legazpi City 4500 Philippines
    Office No: (052)- 4800610
    Email add : bicoluniversity.collegeofnursing@yahoo.com

    Administrators

    Maria Bernardita A. Palacio
    Dean
    (052) 480-0610
    bicoluniversity.collegeofnursing@yahoo.com

    Dr. Ruby L. Mediona
    Associate Dean

  • Research & Extension

    I. EXTENSION ACTIVITIES – First Quarter 2016

    Extension Activities of the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science/Information Technology, Mathematics and Physics

    A. The first quarter extension commitments of the college departments focused on preparation of projects and programs aligned with the University Extension Service Framework on WATERSHED. All departments participated in the extension writeshop each producing draft departmental extension programs. Extension commodity declarations per department were the following:

    Biology: Community-based transfer of knowledge, skills, aspirations on biology.

    Chemistry: Water quality assessment and watershed protection, rehabilitation, sustainability; Transfer of KRAS in Chemistry.

    CS-IT: Transfer of KRAS on computing science, ICT; Computer Software development technical support; institutional digital systems development.

    Mathematics: Community-based quantitative skills development; Instructional support of DepEd faculty; Integrated extension services to institutions and to internal or external development projects/programs.

    Physics: Transfer of KRAS in physics to teachers of DepED and other interest groups; Training on robotics and development of mechanical systems demonstrative of laws of physics.

    B. Prepared and Disseminated Information, Education and Communication Materials (IEC Materials)

    Lecture Power Points (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Research)

    Worksheets (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Research)

    Problem Sets (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Research)

    C. Transfer of knowledge and techniques on various areas of specialization.

    Technologies Transferred

    1. Biologically Sound Management of Local Government Units: Masbate and Manito Projects Approximately: 100 households x two municipalities = 200 household beneficiaries

    2. Research protocol design

    2.1. 30 Health Emergency Management (DRRM Responders) graduate students At DOH-Manila

    2.2. 30 faculty members of BUCAF – 31 August – 1 September, 2016

    3. Statistical analysis

    3.1. 30 Health Emergency Management (DRRM Responders) graduate students At DOH-Manila

    3.2. 30 faculty members of BUCAF – 31 August – 1 September, 2016

    D. Provided technical assistance to external entities

    a. Masbate Local Government Unit

    b. Regional Statistics Council, Region V

    * Developed the Core Indicators Matrix Input for Bicol Region

    * Negotiated for Tapping the Bicol University’s Mathematics/Statistics Faculty for the Regional Training on Statistics for Development Planning(Favorably acted on by the Regional Statistics Council in favor of Bicol University instead of the expensive training quotation of the Philippine Statistical Training and Research Institute)

    c. NAPOLCOM Region V:

    c.1. Ugnayan sa Barangay ng Legazpi

    Action on Top Three Crimes per Barangay

    Participants Local Chief Executive & LuponngKapayapaan Chair

    Per Barangay = 120 (of 140 expected)

    = 4hours x 120 participants = 60 person training days

    c.2. Model Supervisor and Model Associate Supervisor Performance Rating Matrix Development

    c.3. Model Supervisor and Model Associate Supervisor Write-up

    c.4. Model PNP National Competitions Region V Candidate’s Portfolio Preparation

    II. Highlights of Accomplishments

    For the first quarter of 2016, College of Science was able to conduct:

    a. Technical Trainings of B.U. Personnel and Staff

    28-29 January 2016: Synchronization of Curriculum and Course Codes

    26-27 January 2016: Fees Templates

    Chart of Accounts

    Scholars Assessment and Virtual Payment Guidelines

    Participants: Registrars, OSS and Admissions Staff, Accounting Staff, Cashiers Department Chairs

    Approximately: 4 Training Days x 30 Participants/Day

    120 person days training

    Budget; c/o Office of the Vice President for Administration

    Faculty/Staff Involved: Felix Penetrante, Laarni D. Pancho, Rolando Mendones, Noli Lucila, Ryan Rodriguez, Jayvee Vibar, Ma. Carolina L. Boyon, Angelica Carla Cells, Adryan Rodriguez

    b. Presentation of the Payment Module to the University Executive Committee 2 February 2016: 3 Hours x 10 Top University Managers = 75 person days training

    c. Online Student Clearance Training for Registrars

    d. Online Registration System Usage Training for BUCAF and BUTC Registrars’ Staff Approximately 3 days x 5 personnel = 15 person days training

    Transfer of technologies

    Technologies Transferred

    a. Online Registration Systems Phased Development via standardization of data inputs and streamlined policies across management and academic units of the University.

    b. Preparation of extension programs and projects by Department

    c. Standardization of curricula and course codes

  • Alumni

    Jasper L. Tolarba, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

    1996, Bicol University College of Nursing (BUCN), 
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
    Director of Credentials Evaluation Services / 
    Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) International, Inc. 
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 

    “BU has prepared me to be a world-class professional and instilled in me the discipline and qualities needed to succeed—knowledge, perseverance, and commitment to excellence. My professors molded me to become 
    not just a professional nurse but to be a person who cares for other people because it’s the right 
    thing to do. It is one thing to prepare students to accomplish their professional goals so that they
    can contribute to society but also another to develop students to become emphatic and caring
    individuals. Bicol University has done a good job marrying both.”

    JASPER L. TOLARBA

     

    “Dr. Jasper Tolarba, a true icon of a transformed leader, an international figure and a popularly

    sought for speaker in nursing as well as education, management and research in many countries

    of the world, exuding enthusiasm and love for nursing, nurses and other professionals being the

    Chairman of the CGFNS. BUCN and the entire Bicol University is proud to produce graduates like

     Dr. Jasper, who truly works continuously to further enhance his knowledge as well as skills and

     lives out the values and wisdom he imbibed while in his beloved Alma Mater. Truly, Dr. Tolarba

     is a leader of transformation and an agent of change, which Bicol University College of Nursing

     has produced. Jasp, as we fondly call him, is firmly grounded despite his peak of success.”

     –  BEBIAN MALLORCA-ALPARCE                                                                                                                        BUCN Alumni Coordinator

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