College Nursing & Allied Health

Dean's Welcome Message

Welcome to the College of Nursing and Allied Health of Philippine Christian University!

EDNA O. IMPERIAL, R.N, MAN  Dean College of Nursing and Allied Health

Dean College of Nursing and Allied Health

Thank you for your interest in the field of health profession particularly for Nursing and Nutrition! Our university offers excellent academic programs for the degrees Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. Our Nursing program consistently garners 100% passing rate in the Philippine Nursing Licensure Examination and maintains Level III Accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities – Accrediting Agency Incorporated (ACSCU-AAI). Alumni of our College occupy prominent positions in the fields of Nursing and Nutrition in the Philippines, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Canada, America and Europe.

Health is a fundamental right of every Filipino and all citizens of the world. Hence the global need for health professionals is ever present and continuously escalates with the ever changing demands of the growing population not just of the Philippines and Asia but more so of the rest of the world. There is an extensive demand for highly competent and committed Nurses and Nutritionist-Dietitians who are dedicated to care for individuals, families, groups and communities needing health care around the globe. The opportunities for Nursing and Nutritionist-Dietitians are limitless here and especially abroad!

Perhaps you are interested to work in the frontlines of patient care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, community health centers or schools, government facilities or private institutions,  in the military or in mission. Allow us to help you establish  meaningful and rewarding career paths when you join the considerable number of our alumni, Nurses and Nutritionist-Dietitians, who are successfully practicing their professions in the country and in other parts of the globe.

Prof. Edna Imperial
Dean, College of Nursing and Allied Health

Vision-Mission Statement

The Philippine Christian University is a distinctively strong Christian University integrating faith, character and service in building up and enhancing the quality of life.

College of Nursing and Allied Health, an academic unit of the  university strives in developing competent, committed,self- directed nurses and nutritionist-dieticians who will respond to the changing health needsof  the society.  Sustained by faith,  this  service oriented  college continually pursue academic excellence and character building.

We believe that:

MAN is a unique being with dignity and worth, created by God – his center. He goes through life in a predictable sequence in continuous adaptation to a changing environment as an integral whole. HEALTH is a basic human right and a responsibility of both the individual and the state.

NURSING is a dynamic discipline, which is an art, and a science of caring for individuals, families,and  communities  geared  towards  promotion  and  restoration  of  health,  prevention  of  and recovery from illness, and support and comfort when death is inevitable. As man’s needs vary in response to the many  changes taking place in his society, nursing is likewise modified to meet this changing requirements. It utilizes scientific principles and interpersonal tools, which may be carried out independently or in coordination with other members of the health team.

Nutrition and Dietetics is concerned in providing leadership and assumes responsibilities for the promotion of the nutritional well – being of individuals and groups within the framework of community life. These responsibilities include the preventive, therapeutic and food service administration aspects of nutritional care of clients across the lifespan in varied settings.

THE STUDENT is a person with distinct capabilities and level  of maturity. He/She learns best when provided with related learning experiences for observing and applying concepts learned in the classroom, as well as for synthesizing new concepts.


The  Nursing and Nutritionist-Dietitian education is consistent with the philosophy of higher  education  and  committed  to  quality  education  that  involves  teaching  –  learning  in seeking the truth.  It aims to develop the full  potentialities of the student for  a productive,satisfying life as a competent health practitioner, translating the Christian ideal of service to God through His genuine concern for people and reverence for human life.

The  educational  program  helps  the  student  to  be  caring,  responsible,  nationalistic,creative and critical thinking individual.  It helps the student to acquire basic knowledge, skills and attitudes essential  in giving comprehensive  health  care in  beginning  position whenever professional nursing and nutritionist-dietitian  is practiced.

The curriculum is planned and implemented so that the graduate:

  1. Integrates spiritual values and principles of physio – bio – psychosocial sciences in the care of clients utilizing the health care process as its framework.
  2. Assumes leadership role and responsibilities in varying circumstances.
  3. Assumes  responsibility  for  professional  growth  through  continuing  education  and involvement in professional socio-civic organizations.
  4. Adapts to varying situations by accepting values different from his/her own.
  5. Initiates and participates in conduction of research to enhance the body of knowledge for enrichment of the profession.
  6. Functions as a self-directed individual  and as a dynamic citizen who is  responsive to national needs and aware of global concerns.
  7. Upholds the ideals of the alma mater and the profession at all times
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Program DescriptionProgram Objectives
The BSN is a four-year program consisting of general education and professional courses. Professional courses begin in the first year and threads through the development of competencies up the fourth year level. The BSN program provides an intensive nursing practicum that will refine clinical skills from the first year level to ensure basic clinical competencies required of a beginning nurse practitioner.

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The BSN program aims to produce a fully functioning nurse who is able to perform the competencies under each of the Key Areas of Responsibility.
Specific Careers/Professions/Occupations. Graduates of this program as beginning nurse practitioner may pursue the following career paths but not limited to:
a. Clinical Nursing
b. Community Health Nursing
c. Private-duty Nursing
d. Occupational Health Nursing
e. School Nursing
f. Military Nursing
g. Health Education
h. Research
i. Entrepreneurship

Allied Programs. The BSN program is allied to the following health related programs:
a. Medicine
b. Dentistry
c. Optometry
d. Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
e. Pharmacy
f. Public Health
g. Medical Technology
h. Radiologic Technology
i. Respiratory Therapy
j. Nutrition and Dietetics
k. Midwifery
l. Speech Pathology

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
Program DescriptionProgram Objectives

Nutrition and Dietetics education in the undergraduate level is designed to adequately equip the students with the fundamental knowledge, attitudes and skills in foods, nutrition, dietetics, management and allied fields in order to prepare them for entry level professional responsibilities in education and communication, food and nutrition research, clinical dietetics, food service industries and public health nutrition.

It is concerned in providing leadership and assumes responsibilities for the promotion of the nutritional well- being of individuals and groups within the framework of community life. These responsibilities include the preventive, therapeutic and food service administration aspects of nutritional care combined with teaching and research.
The course has three specializations:
1. Community nutrition and public health;
2. Hospital nutrition and dietetics with a strong bio-medical sciences;
3. Food and beverage service administration for hospitality industry.

A graduate of this program is eligible to become a Registered Nutritionist-Dietician, and be a member of some accredited organizations for nutritionists for professional growth.

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The Nutrition Unit aims to attain the following objectives:
1. Program Objectives. The Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics aims to prepare graduates to work as nutritionists and dietitians, in answer to the growing recognition of the importance of nutrition to health. At the end of the educational program in Nutrition and Dietetics, at least 95% of the students are expected to:
1.1 Translate understanding of nutrition theories, health sciences, research principles and methodologies into the practice of the Nutrition profession.
1.2 Integrate Christian values in the care of clients across the lifespan in varied settings.
1.3 Demonstrate nutrition and dietetics skills in various settings.
1.4 Upholds the ideals of the Alma Mater at all times.

2. Financial Success.
2.1 The unit aims to attract more students in the BSND program through effective promotion
2.1.1 10 % increase in the number of students per year level
2.2.2 15 % increase in the number of freshmen
2.2.3 To reduce by 90% accounts receivables from BSND students by encouraging enrolees to pay in full upon enrolment and through implementation of No permit no exam policy of the university.

3. Customer Success.
3.1 70 % employment rate a year after graduation
3.1 90 % of BSND graduates take the board exam
3.2 70 % passing rate in the board exam

4. Faculty Development
4.1 100 % faculty members have their master degree
4.2 100 % of the faculty are involved in research
4.2.1 At least 50% faculty have one research output per year.
4.2.2 At least 25 % of research output are presented and published in the university journal
4.3. 100 % faculty are members of professional organizations
5. Process Success. The unit aims to attain quality teaching and learning process
5.1 100 % faculty use multimedia classroom instructions
5.2 Library collections are updated with textbooks and journals
5.3 100 % classroom and laboratory adequacy and availability to the course offerings per semester
5.4 100 % faculty are available for students’ consultation as reflected in the faculty schedule
5.5 90 % faculty attain an excellent rating in the student evaluation.
5.6 75 % students pass major examinations in the professional courses.
5.7 100 % faculty submit updated syllabi and course designs every semester.
5.8 Objectives in the course syllabi are 100% attained.
5.9 100 % compliance of faculty to policies on submission of grades.
5.10 Attain an excellent rating in the exit interview of graduates.

Master of Arts in Nursing
Program DescriptionProgram ObjectivesCurricular Strategy
The College of Nursing and Allied Health (CNAH) offers the course leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN). The curriculum integrates both specialist and generalist perspectives of the nursing science, concepts, and theories from related disciplines along with practice, research, and management and administration.

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The Master of Arts in Nursing Program aims to develop and nurture professional nursing leaders and competent practitioners for a healthy Filipino nation.

BASIC COURSES (3 units each)

Theoretical Foundation in Nursing (MANC601)
The course focuses on critical analysis of current nursing theories and utilizing them in the decision making process in clinical practice.  This provides an overview of the concepts, theories and models of nursing practice where emphasis is placed on correct analysis and evaluation of nursing theories within the context of promoting patient care.

Foundation of Nursing Education (MANC602)
The course introduces to the students the application of the learning and teaching principles in the context of academic and nursing practice environment.  The multi-faceted roles and responsibilities of a nurse educator as a faculty, clinical instructor, and staff development provider are explored in this course.  Emphasis is placed on different methods and styled of teaching, curriculum development and planning, assessment and evaluation of techniques in education.

Research (MANC603)
This course provides the students with knowledge and skills to critique theory and research from nursing and related fields as a basis for provision of evidence-based practice.  Emphasis is on understanding research methodology in order to critique research studies.  The focus is on utilization and synthesis of research findings to address specific nursing practice questions or problems.

Holistic Nursing (MANC604)
This course focuses on the in-depth understanding of Holistic nursing as an specialty practice that draws on nursing knowledge, theories, expertise and intuition to guide the students in becoming therapeutic partners with people in their care.  This practice recognizes the totality of human being – the interconnectedness of body, mind, emotion, spirit, social/cultural, context, and environment.

Statistical Methods in Nursing (MANC605)
This course provides the student with the opportunity to examine procedures for advance multivariate statistical procedures as applied in research.  Emphasis is on utilization and interpretation of multivariate procedures.  In addition, emphasis will also be on critiquing data analysis in current research articles.  The focus is on understanding and applying selected multivariate statistical procedures.


Track 1 – Nursing Management and Administration

Leadership and Management Theories (MANMA 633)
This is an introductory course in nursing administration.  Comprehensive analysis of the concepts and processes of management –  planning, directing, organizing, leading and controlling – for effective performance of the nurse administrator’s role in the organization.  Management issues that distinguish health care organization and nursing services will be identified and strategies and practical skills for dealing with these issues will be discussed and critiqued.

Financial Management (MANMA 634)
This course is designed to introduce graduate students to the applications of the most important theories and principles of financial management practiced within the health care institutions by nurse managers/executives.  Within this framework, content regarding applied economics, financial statement analysis, budgeting, determination of health care costs and pricing mechanisms, and forecasting techniques will be examined.  The focus of this course is on key managerial issues with the intention of honing the student’s operational and financial decision-making skills.

Strategic Management (MANMA 635)
This course explores the various resource functions which include planning, recruiting, selection, training, evaluation, compensation and employee relations from the perspective of the role of nurse managers/executives in improving the management of the organization’s human resources.  It also tackle basic concepts and theories underlying individual and group behavior in a healthcare organization and its relevance to the practice of human resource management.

Nursing Management and Administration 4 (MANMA 636)
This is the integrative course in nursing administration prior to practicum course.  The course will cut across the whole spectrum of management/administration theories and concepts learned in the previous nursing administration courses to develop the ability to plan a well-crafted business strategy.  Healthcare case studies will be used to illustrated key concepts in formulating strategic analysis and business policy.

Nursing Management and Administration 5 (MANMA 637)
This practicum-seminar course provides students with 153 hours of direct managerial and administrative nursing experience under the direction of nurse executive preceptor (both academic and clinical) and the guidance of a clinical professor.  Emphasis is placed on the synthesis and integration of previous coursework which applies to the managerial function of planning, organizing, leading and controlling to explore the varied roles of nurse administrators.

Track 2 – Adult Health

Health Promotion (MANAHN 617)
This course deals with the concepts, theories, principles and trends in caring for young adults, adults and the elderly.   Emphasis is on the role of Professional Nurse in the promotion, health maintenance and illness prevention.  The student is trained to develop the advanced health assessment skills needed to demonstrate sound critical thinking and decision making.

Medical-Surgical Nursing 1 (MANAHN 618)
Assessment, diagnosis and nursing management of young adults, middle adults and the elderly in varied settings with alterations in oxygenation status, nutrition and metabolism, fluids, electrolytes, acid and base imbalances.  Emphasis is on epidemiology, pathophysiology, symptom complexes and evidence-based treatments, as well as age-appropriate education resources and nursing protocol development.  This course highlights age-appropriate primary and secondary prevention and risk-reduction strategies using evidence-based guidelines.  Current trends and scope of practice issues is considered throughout.

Medical-Surgical Nursing 2 (MANAHN 619)
Assessment, diagnosis and nursing management of young adults, middle adults and older adults in varied settings with alterations in nutrition and metabolism, perception, coordination, mobility, inflammatory, and immunologic response.  It also includes discussion on care of adult clients with cellular alteration and infectious diseases.  Emphasis is on epidemiology, pathophysiology, symptom complexes and evidence-based treatments, as well as age-appropriate education resources and nursing protocol development.  This course highlights age-appropriate primary and secondary prevention and risk-reduction strategies using evidence-based guidelines.  Current trends and scope of practice issues is considered throughout.

Medical-Surgical Nursing 3 (MANAHN 620)
Concepts, philosophies, processes, techniques and the sciences of nursing management of clients with acute biologic crises, chronic complexes and clients needing palliative care and end-of-life care.  The focus is assisting patients, families, and other health professionals anticipate, prevent, and/or reduce adverse symptoms from life threatening illnesses to maximize quality of life with emphasis on the nursing spiritual care.

Clinical Practicum (MANAHN 621)
Adult Nursing Clinical Practicum reflects the PCU MAN Program mission as it prepare MAN students for advanced practice in the field of adult nursing.

Track 3 – Mother and Child Nursing

Mother and Child Nursing 1 (MANMCN 612)
This course provides the graduate students with the opportunity to analyze theories, concepts, and research in nursing of the childbearing family.  Emphasis will be placed on role of the professional nurse in health promotion and maintenance of the childbearing family.  Processes of birth, growth and development are presented in this course.

Mother and Child Nursing 2 (MANMCN 613)
This course deals with the concept of disturbances and pre-existing health problems of pregnant women and the pathologic changes during peripartal stages.

Mother and Child Nursing 3 (MANMCN 614)
This course focuses on the establishment of a strong foundation of knowledge and skills to care for normal newborns as well as the sick infants.  It gives the registered nurse the knowledge and skills for a specialist in a neonatal nursing.

Mother and Child Nursing 4 (MANMCN 615)
This course is designed to present contemporary issues and trends in maternal and child health and is a core requirement of all concentrators in Mother and Child Nursing.  Discussion and debate are the essence of this course.  This is a time to interact with fellow students, the professor, and the guests: to consider, to develop, to challenge, and to evaluate ideas and views across the scientific/clinical, social and political aspects of each issue.  Critical thinking is essential.  Each student’s views and attitudes are an integral of the course and each student is expected to engage actively in the class.

Mother and Child Nursing 5 – PRACTICUM (MANMCN 616)
This course provides opportunities for the Mother and Child nurse practitioner students to apply concepts in selected clinical settings.  Focus is on advanced practice nursing with children and families in primary and acute care settings.  The emphasis is on diagnostic reasoning, decision making and critical thinking.

Culminating Requirements

Comprehensive Exam
Comprehensive examination is a test taken by all masters’ students as a pre-qualification requirement prior to starting their master’s thesis.

Thesis 1 (MAN 699A)
This is the first part of a two-course sequenced designed to conduct research in an area of interest to the student and relevant to their specialty.  The course aims to develop the students the requisite skills needed to write a scholarly research paper.  Students need to closely work with their advisor in preparation for the defense proposal.

Thesis 2 (MAN 699B)
This is the second and last part of the seminar course program in thesis writing.  It will allow students to present their thesis project in the final form.  Development of writing skills, synthesizing, and critiquing research papers, inferential data analysis, policy/program and intervention recommendations are the skills that are emphasized in this course.  The end product of this two seminar course is a successful oral presentation and public presentation of their research project.

After completing all the course requirements and earning 36 units the student is required to do the following:
Take/Pass written comprehensive examination.
Prepare and submit Thesis Paper.