University of St. La Salle

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a four-year degree program with general education and professional courses which are threaded thru the program emphasizing the nursing concepts aligned with Related Learning Experiences (RLE). The intensive nursing practicum further refines nursing competencies to ensure achievement of the BSN program outcomes required of an entry level nurse to help individuals, families, groups and communities cope with current and potential threats to health.

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The USLS College of Nursing

The Nursing Department of the University of St. La Salle traces its beginnings at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.  This hospital was first known as the Negros Occidental Provincial Hospital.  Since then, the hospital was renamed several times.  From Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Hospital, it was renamed to Western Visayas Regional Hospital, and was renamed again to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.

The School of Nursing at CLMMH was opened in 1946 to meet the demands of government hospitals for more staff nurses.  It offered the three-year graduate in nursing program.  As a school of nursing, it offered a high standard of academic instruction and clinical exposure as evidenced by the consistent excellent performance of its graduates in the nursing licensure examinations.  It is significant to note that the school’s passing average or percentage rate of successful examinees far surpasses national averages for any given year.

However, these past two decades saw the proliferation of private nursing schools and colleges all over the country, usually run by private hospitals which branched out into education, or private schools which affiliated with private and public hospitals.  Along with the increase in the number of schools of nursing was the clamor of nursing leaders for only one program in nursing, the four-year baccalaureate degree program (BSN).

This development made the Ministry of Health realize that schools of nursing run by government hospitals offering the GN program had ceased to serve this purpose, which was to train professional nursing graduates to staff hospitals.  At that time and the period following it, there were very few private schools offering nursing.

This move on the part of the government prompted CLMM to link-up with La Salle College, the school chosen by the faculty among other schools in Bacolod because of its high academic standards.  While government directives which would govern the termination of the CLMM School of Nursing were pending approval, the CLMM School of Nursing entered into a consortium with La Salle.  The former providing the academic and clinical training whereas La Salle College would supplement the general education requirements as well as provide over-all academic administration and grant the BSN degree.

In December 1982, Executive Order No. 851, Section 17 of the Ministry of Health ordered the phase-out of all schools of nursing connected with government hospitals.  Phase-out plans at CLMMH were completed in March 1984 and in June 1985 La Salle College formally took over sole academic administration and operation of the Nursing Program.  It maintains clinical affiliation ties with the Western Visayas Regional Hospital.

The take-over of La Salle College of the Nursing Program has been remarkably smooth, primarily because its entire faculty force came from the CLMMH School of Nursing.

The government saw the need to revise the existing BSN Curriculum to one which is relevant to the needs of a changing Philippine society.  By 1984, as embodied in MECS Order No. 9 amended by MECS Order No. 59 series of 1985, the policies and standard of Nursing education took effect on the first semester of SY 1984-85.  In June 1988, the institution was conferred a university status because of the strength of its academic programs as evidenced by the following:

  • quality of its graduates, gauged by their performance in the licensure examinations and in the professional field;
  • the qualifications and performance of its faculty;
  • the availability of strong support and service programs;
  • the adequacy of its physical plant and facilities;
  • the extent of community extension activities;
  • the quality of its research programs; and
  • evidence of sound institutional management

The College of Nursing of the University continued to use the school building of the government for the training of the student nurses after the take-over.  The University entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Provincial Government for the free use of the building.  Included in the agreement is the establishment of the Medical and Nursing Scholarship which provided for 2 scholars per year level each for Nursing and Medicine. However, in the year 2020, the agreement for the utilization of the said building came to an end. Thus, it was turned over to the CLMMRH management for whatever purpose it may serve.

Over the years, the College of Nursing has sustained its delivery of high quality education to the community and stakeholders. It has steadily produced excellent and notable alumni in various nursing fields specifically in the areas of nursing practice, education, and research. The College has been consistently recognized by the Professional Regulatory Commission as top 2 and top 5 performing nursing school in the Philippines in the year 2019 and 2022, respectively. This recognition is awarded to schools of nursing with outstanding performance in the nurse licensure examination. In the last 6 consecutive years, the passing rate of the College is 100% with topnotchers.

The strong administrative support on the faculty development needs through further studies and advanced graduate degree completion made all the nursing faculty master’s degree holders and a good number of doctorate degree holders of the discipline. Research culture and involvement in the college is boundless because of the different incentives, recognitions, awards, and even faculty deloading scheme is given by the University to its faculty. In the pandemic educational transitions and shifts, provision of trainings for flexible remote teaching and learning was given extra value and importance. Each faculty has individual licensed zoom account to ensure that educational services were never disrupted. Coaching sessions were given to faculty on the use of the globally-competitive learning management system for enhanced and worth-learning experiences of the students.

Program Learning Outcomes


In line with the University Mission Statement, the BSN Program is designed to facilitate the development of students who:

1. apply knowledge of physical, social, natural and health sciences and humanities in the practice of nursing by using multidisciplinary approaches;

2. provide safe, appropriate, humanistic and holistic care to individuals, families, population groups, and community utilizing nursing process while taking personal responsibility and accountability;

3. utilize guidelines and principles of evidence-based practice in the delivery of care by differentiating relevant from irrelevant information in various contexts;

4. practice nursing in accordance with existing laws, legal, ethical, moral and

Christian principles, perspectives and gospel values;

5. communicate  effectively  and  confidently  in  various  settings  using  culturally

appropriate language;

6. report and document up-to-date client care accurately and comprehensively by using technology responsibly;

7. collaborate  effectively  with  inter,  intra,  and  multidisciplinary  and  multicultural

teams by channeling issues and concerns to the proper body/individual;

8. practice beginning management and leadership skills by using systems approach and analyzing situations in the delivery of client care;

9. conduct nursing and health-related studies as a member of the research team by taking concrete action on societal and global concerns with an experienced researcher;

10. engage in lifelong learning with a passion to keep current with national and global developments in general and nursing as well as health developments in particular, by nurturing one’s faith and in communion with others;

11. demonstrate responsible citizenship and pride in being a Filipino Lasallian nurse including but not limited to the care, protection and preservation of the environment;

12. apply techno-intelligent care systems and processes in health care delivery through innovative methods;

13. adopt the nursing core values in the delivery of nursing care and become an

instrument of God’s work; and

14. apply entrepreneurial skills in the delivery of Lasallian nursing care.


Academic Programs
Partners and Affiliations

We remained as the leading choice of nursing school locally and globally as evidenced by the growing number of nursing students’ application annually. Currently, a total of 954 nursing students and 75 equally competent and dedicated nursing faculty compose the College. Expansion of hospital affiliation was explored to accommodate the increasing demands and allow every nursing student to have more actual hospital experience. Currently, the College is affiliated with Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH), Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital (TLJPH), The Doctors’ Hospital, Inc. (TDHI), Bacolod Queen of Mercy Hospital (BQMH), Bago City Hospital (BCH), and Bago City Health Office (BCHO). One of its goals is to put up a simulation laboratory at par with other Center of Development and Excellence schools to provide a hands-on simulation laboratory experience for the students prior to an actual hospital experience and replicate clinical practice using high-fidelity simulators in a controlled environment.

True to its Lasallian mission of caring for the peoples and the earth, partnership with adopted communities in Brgy. Sampinit, Brgy. Granada, and Brgy. Villamonte is sustained with productive activities that could truly help people in most need. Local and international Christian Service Learning Program is implemented as shown by its active collaboration and engagements with Nanyang Technological University and their partner health institution - Tan Tock Seng Hospital. The engagement allowed the nursing students to collaborate with medical students and were able to carry out health screening activities among the clients as part of their overseas community involvement and interprofessional education initiatives. On the other side, (hand?) the College has forged partnership with Fu Jen Catholic University and sent Lasallian nursing students to participate in the International Service Learning Program at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan which provided them the opportunity to gain inimitable learning experience which they could replicate in their own adopted communities.


Notable Alumni


Em Legaspi Ang
Batch 1984

Current Position and Affiliation:

  • Elected City Councilor of Bacolod City 
  • Elected in 2010-2013, 2013-2016 & 2016-2019
  • City Administrator, 2020-2022

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Emerson E. Ea, PhD, DNP, APRN, FAAN
Batch 1992

Current Position and Affiliation:

  • Associate Dean, Clinical and Adjunct Faculty Affairs and Clinical Professor, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing

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Frederic Ivan L. Ting, MD, MAN, MCM(MO), FPCP, DPSMO
Batch 2007

Current Position and Affiliation:

  • Chair - Clinical Consensus Committee, Philippine Society of Medical Oncology
  • Chair - Department of Clinical Sciences, University of St. La Salle College of Medicine
  • Consultant - Riverside Bacolod Cancer Care Center and Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) Cancer Care Center

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Recognitions and Accreditation

These concrete activities done by the College of Nursing has made its distinction among the rest of the schools of nursing present in and around the region on top of its PAASCU Level II accreditation. Through faith and prayers, the College will continue to rise and withstand all the adversities until the achievement and realization of all its key areas targets and goal to be the center of excellence for nursing education. 

Year Recognition
November 2023 Top 1 Nursing School Negros Occidental
May 2023 100% passing rate
Nov 2022

100% passing rate (First Timers)
No. 5 - Top Performing School in the Philippines

July 2021

100% passing rate (First Timers)

Nov 2019

100% passing rate (First Timers)

Jun 2019

100% passing rate (First Timers)
No. 2 - Top Performing School in the Philippines
6th Placer - Joshua Sydney Ramon Tomas - 86.40

Jun 2018

100% passing rate (First Timers)
6th Placer - Robert Martin Rivera Puerta - 86.20



Only 280 applicants will be admitted for AY 2024-2025. Applicants will need to take the Entrance Exam and must achieve at least 60% to be eligible to take the Nursing Aptitude Test. Book your NAT with the Guidance and Evaluation Center.

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Academic Officers



Dean, College of Nursing




Clinical Coordinator, College of Nursing



Level 1 Chairperson and Graduate Programs for Nursing Academic Coordinator
College of Nursing


Level 2 Chairperson and Community Health Nursing (CHN) Coordinator
College of Nursing



Level 3 Chairperson, College of Nursing



Level 4 Chairperson, College of Nursing





Contact Info

 USLS - College of Nursing Council


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