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We all know how tumultuous a year 2020 was for everyone, but it was especially hard on those in the medical profession. The World Health Organization (WHO) bestowed 2020 the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” to honor the dedication and support nurses and midwives provided for Covid-19 patients around the world. Many of those nurses are Filipino; the Philippines is the largest supplier of nurses for the globe. According to an international consensus, nursing is considered to be one of the most honest and ethical of career choices a person can make because at the heart of the profession, it’s about helping others. From helping patients to doctors, nurses make up the backbone in the world of medicine.

Foundation University has an exceptional nursing program that recently had a passing rate of 100% for its students in 2021. That means every single student made it – no one failed – on their very first attempt! The professors in the College of Nursing are unequivocally devoted to making sure each aspiring nurse becomes one, from getting them the best clinical experience to providing engaging lectures, you can’t go wrong with picking FU for nursing. The College of Nursing has built the strongest of foundations for their rising medical stars. Now is especially the time to join because both the Philippines and the world need nurses more than ever.

Professional Courses

Theoretical Foundations in Nursing

A comprehensive course on the meta concepts of a person, health, environment, and nursing as viewed by different theorists. 

Anatomy & Physiology

An overview of physiologic concepts and principles as well as basic anatomical structure.

Health Education

Learn how to teach health education concepts, principles, theories, and strategies and their application in clinical and classroom situations.

Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

An overview of nursing as a science, an art, and a profession, covering the holistic aspects as well as spiritual dimensions. 

Microbiology & Parasitology

Discover the importance of microorganisms and parasites, their physiology, and the pathogenic properties of bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

Health Assessment

Explore the history of principles and techniques taken using various tools for physical examinations. 

Nursing Informatics

Explore the use of IT and data standards based on nursing informatics principles and theories.

Care of Mother, Child, & Adolescent

A course covering the principles and techniques of caring for regular mothers, infants, children, and family. 

Nutrition & Diet Theraphy

A survey of the study of food in relation to health, covering nutrients and other substances' interaction and balance.

Healthcare Ethics

A course on the application of ethico-moral and legal concepts and principles on issues that affect the practice of nursing; learn appropriate decision making given varied situations.

Care of Mother & Child at Risk or with Problems

Learn the concepts behind the disturbances and pre-existing health problems of pregnant women and the pathologic changes during intrapartum and post-partum periods.

Pharmacology I & II

Learn the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, clinical/therapeutic uses and toxicology of drugs.

Community Health Nursing I: Individual & Family as Clients

Explore the concepts and principles of basic care in terms of health promotion, health maintenance, and disease prevention on individual and family levels. 

Community Health Nursing II: Population Groups & Community as Clients

Explore the concepts and principles of basic care in terms of health promotion, health maintenance, and disease prevention on population groups at the community level.

Care of Clients with Problems in Oxygenation, Fluid & Electrolytes, Infectious, Inflammatory & Immunologic Response, Cellular Aberration, Acute & Chronic

Discover the principles and techniques of nursing care management of sick clients across their lifespan with an emphasis on adults and the elderly. 

Nursing Research I 

An introductory course on nursing research and its major phases of the research process, including formulation of a research problem to design, planning, and tool selection for data gathering. 

Care of Clients with Problems in Nutrition & GI Metabolism, Endocrine, Perception & Coordination, Acute & Chronic

Explore the concepts, principles, and theories of human behavior and the care of sick clients across their lifespan with an emphasis on adults and the elderly with alterations in nutrition.

Nursing Research II

A continuation of the research process with discussions on the empirical, analytic, and dissemination phases of the research process. 

Care of Older Adults

Learn nursing care management of those with chronic illnesses in elderly populations. 

Care of Clients with Maladaptive Patterns of Behavior, Acute & Chronic

Focus on the health and illnesses across the lifespan of clients with acute and chronic psychosocial difficulties and psychiatric illnesses. 

Palliative Care

Study the principles and theories of hospice palliative care, death and dying, bioethical and cultural beliefs and practices, and interventions related to quality of life at the end. 

Health Economics with Taxation & Land Reform

An introduction to economics, the basic concepts of microeconomics, money and banking, economic growth and development, and international economics and its effects on nursing. 

Care of Clients with Life-threatening Conditions, Acutely Ill, Multi-organ Problems, High Acuity & Emergency Situations, Acute & Chronic

Study the principles and techniques of nursing care management of sick clients across their lifespan with an emphasis on adults and the elderly with life-threatening conditions. 

Nursing Leadership & Management

Explore concepts and methods for developing nursing leaders and managers in the hospital, school, and community-based settings.

Perioperative Nursing

A course designed to prepare students for the roles, functions, and responsibilities of an operative nurse.

Professional Growth & Development

Study the application of various principles and methods of developing nursing leaders and managers in the hospital and community-based settings, including ethico-moral and legal aspects of healthcare. 

Disaster Nursing

Explore the principles and techniques of nursing care management of individuals, families, and population groups at risk or experiencing various kinds of disasters.

Clinical Experience Opportunities

Silliman University Medical Center

Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital

Holy Child Hospital


How much autonomy do nurses get in the field?

-Nurses actually have a great deal of autonomy in their field of professional duties, far more than what is portrayed in the media and entertainment industries. Nurses and physicians play different roles in collaborating with the improvement of a client's health, meaning they also have different areas of knowledge and performance. In most settings, nurses are hired, fired, and managed by other nurses. 

What does FU do to prepare its nursing students for real world medical situations? 

-Nursing students at FU can choose from three different hospitals in Dumaguete City to complete their clinical experience, which exposes them to countless cases that require application of their learned knowledge. Students get to see what it's like to work with physicians, other nurses as well as the ever-changing dynamics of clients with conditions. By the time nursing students graduate, they are more than prepared to take on a hospital position, whether that's here in Dumaguete or abroad. 

Am I eligible to work abroad as a nurse? 

-FU nursing students are eligible to work abroad assuming they pass their nursing license exams and the requirements for whichever country they are applying for. It's important to note that each country has different protocols for hiring nurses from abroad, including an intensive exam to prove one's qualifications according to their standards. The Philippines is the largest exporter of nurses in the world and FU adds to that number.

What skills and qualities should a nursing student have? 

-A successful nursing student is one that is sincerely passionate about the field because it's a big investment of time and effort. Nursing demands long hours of reading, knowledge retention, and discipline. Students quickly learn how to become meticulous with their workload. It's also important for students to advance their communication skills as well as compassion for others because successful nurses show a high capacity for empathy and caring. 

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