College of Nursing
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) offered the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in Cavite State University in SY 2002-2003 as per approval of the BOR Resolution No. 57, s. 2001 under the supervision of the Biological Sciences Department (BSD) headed by Dr. Yolanda Ilagan. With the initial enrollees of 240 students, the first year of implementation of the program was successfully completed through the expertise of the current faculty members of the BSD and part time medical doctors who were handling General Biology and Human Anatomy and Physiology respectively while other faculty members of CAS took charge of the General Education courses/subjects.
In SY 2003-2004, the newly-hired Nursing faculty members took care of the Clinical courses/subjects for sophomores. With an increasing demand for nursing and health care-related jobs abroad, the BSN population increased to 764 in SY 2004-2005 with additional Clinical Instructors facilitating the Clinical/Related Learning Experiences (RLE) in affiliated hospitals in Cavite. Still under the supervision of the BSD headed by Dr. Mila Cueno, a total of 13 faculty members with teaching load ranging from 28 to 32 contact hours per week were hired to accommodate the growing population of BSN students.
Among the programs handled by CAS, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing acquired the highest enrollment equivalent to 15% of the total figure in the main campus, which is also highest in the university system.
In June 2004, CAS started to offer a two-year diploma program in Midwifery wherein graduates shall graduate in Diploma in Midwifery. Initially, Nursing instructors handled major courses and eventually hired registered Midwifery clinical instructors to supervise Midwifery clinical practicum in the different affiliated hospitals, RHU's and lyin-in clinics in Cavite.
This was followed by the offering of a four-year program in Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. The first year of implementation of both programs was successfully completed through the expertise of the current faculty members of the BSD and part time medical doctors who were handling General Biology and Human Anatomy and Physiology respectively while other faculty members of the CAS took charge of the General Education courses/subjects.
In October 18, 2005, a separate College of Nursing with a number of full time faculty members/clinical instructors headed by its first designated dean, Prof. Lenila A. de Vera, RN, MPH and Prof. Nenita B. Panaligan, RN as Clinical Coordinator to effectively manage and accommodate the College of Nursing as per approval of the Board of Regents Resolution No. 48, s. 2005.
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