College of Nursing
Bachelor of science in
In 1970, The Lorma College, School of Nursing was founded by Dr. Rufino N. Macagba Sr. & Dr. Crispina L. Macagba and headed by Mrs. Encarnita B. Macaroy was
established with barely 86 nursing students enrolled during the first semester and 74 nursing
students during the second semester of that same year. The Curriculum then covered Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology and Fundamentals of
Nursing with the title of Graduate in Nursing (G.N.).
We envision Lorma Colleges, College of Nursing to be the model of
nursing education in the Region emphasizing quality, Christian values, and
leadership skills locally responsive but relevant for global competitiveness.
Lorma College of Nursing affirms its role in empowering the students to
become competent and compassionate professionals through relevant,
innovative, challenging and effective curriculum and instruction, research
orientation and caring environment through community services.
- To train and produce nursing leaders for various fields, and positions in
the hospitals, communities and other health agencies that can work
cooperatively with the health team in mobilizing and assisting the
individuals, families and communities to become self-reliant.
- To provide opportunities for the development of research attitude in
Nurses for continued improvement of professional competence by
undertaking studies on Nursing Education and Practice, Management and
Community Health. Further, to encourage dissemination and utilization
of the research findings.
- To establish and sustain linkage with the Alumni as our partners for
personal and professional growth as well as for community development.
- To encourage social consciousness and greater awareness of the socio-
economic situation of the community through active involvement in
Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a 4-year academic degree in science and nursing
principles. The completion of the degree requires finishing courses in general education such as
math, humanities, and social sciences; major and professional courses. The professional courses
have corresponding Related Learning Experiences (RLE). This bachelor’s degree prepares the
graduates for professional roles and advance studies. This is equivalent to Level 6 of the
Philippine Qualifications Framework.
The Related Learning Experiences are application of the nursing theories in the
skills laboratory, hospital, and community settings. It comprises of 2,703 hours which
prepare a student to become a caring, committed, and competent professional nurse.
Likewise, 677 hours are allotted for Self-Directed Learning to provide chance for
each student to diagnose their own learning needs and formulate own learning goals.
Furthermore, the program provides a strong foundation to strengthen the
professional nurse’s pursuit for excellence in nursing leadership, in nursing education,
nursing practice and nursing research.
- The Caduceus – represents compassion, specifically the care, concern and
kindness of nurses; life; and power of healing.
- The Newton’s Atom – signifies Nursing as a Science which comprises a
substantive knowledge of the discipline.
- The Nurse’s Cap – connotes service to humankind and exemplifies the service-
orientedness of the Nursing Profession.
- The Nightingale’s Lamp – a guiding light which denotes inspiration,
encouragement, and a symbol of hope. It stands for comfort, kindness,
gentleness, courage, and an unwavering commitment to duty which Nurses are
- The Laurel Leaves – indicates knowledge and honor. Nursing is an honorable
profession that requires vast body of knowledge to understand health, illness,
and those affecting both.
1994-1998 – College of Nursing ranked 1 among private higher education institutions of Region I 1999-2003 – Again, the College of Nursing ranked 1 among private higher education institutions of Region I under category B with 100 to 999 examinees.
Since 1989 to the present, Lorma Colleges College of Nursing has produced twenty seven Board Topnotchers. They are the following:
|2017||Maria Cecilia Campos-Hufano (4th Placer)|
|2016||Andy Amor Pulido (10th placer)|
|2010||Michael Prince N. del Rosario (8th placer)|
|2010||Zcarina Myrnelli M. Buenafe (9th placer)|
|2009||Teddy Untalasco (10th placer)|
|2005||Wilhelmina Arzadon (9th placer)|
|2004||Ivy joy Catbagan (20th placer)|
|2004||Rolinda Evangelista (20th placer)|
|2004||Michelle Ann Lardizabal (20th placer)|
|2004||Cecilia Grace Lodia (20th placer)|
|2004||Maricar Blanche Orpilla (20th placer)|
|2004||Daria Mei Quinivista (20th placer)|
|2004||Ulysses Tayocnog (20th placer)|
|2003||Marjorie Lictao (19th placer)|
|2003||Beverly Jane Balago (20th placer)|
|2002||Evaneline Castro (11th placer)|
|1999||Kathleen M. Castillo (12th placer)|
|1998||Kristine Ann Vanessa Madamba (11th placer)|
|1994||Joy Bandoyan (11th placer)|
|1994||Cecillia Mendoza (15th placer)|
|1994||Gina Tangalin (18th placer)|
|1994||Pamela Casia (19th placer)|
|1994||Marikarr Estimo (19th placer)|
|1994||Rachel Garcia (19th placer)|
|1991||May Joy Sarmiento (14th placer)|
|1991||Jean Rose Cabradilla (17th placer)|
|1989||Feliciano Posadas III (7th placer)|
Lorma Colleges ranked number 5 nationwide with a rating of 62.6% in the June 2009 Nursing Licensure Examinations among all Nursing schools in the Philippines with above 500 examinees (collated from the Board of Nursing website) It also ranked number 1 among private higher institutions of Region 1 in the Nursing Licensure Examination (1994-1998), again in 1999-2003 under category B (with 100 to 999 examinees).
2003 – The Lorma Nursing annexed in Tan Yao Building, Pagdaraoan, San Fernando City, was opened to accommodate the increasing number of students.
2006 – Joseph Gacoscos won bronze medal in Taekwondo
2009 – College of Nursing ranked 5 nationwide with a rating of 62.6% in the Philippines with above 500 examinees.2011
- Marie Joy Senaratana was the Champion in the First Regional Nursing Quiz Bee on February 2011.
- Brylle Pantollano was declared 1 st Runner–up in the 3 rd Regional Nursing Research Congress on February 2011.
- Ms. Shaia B. Mayo, Clinical Instructor was awarded as the Most Outstanding Teacher of the Year, S.Y. 2010-2011 by Lorma Colleges on June 2011.
- Yvonne Thea G. Visaya won 3 rd Place in Poster Making Contest during the Disaster Consciousness Month, July 18, 2011.
- Clinton Pimentel and Ronnie Marl Zamora won 2nd Place in the Anti-Drug Poster Making Contest, August 2011.
- The First Nursing Week Celebration was conducted on October 2011.
College of Nursing Scholarship Program was established with the following as recipients:
|Roxanne Sugay||S.Y. 2007-2011|
|Riel Mart De Guzman||S.Y. 2010-2011|
|Ranchee Dela Cruz||S.Y. 2010-2011|
|Melchor Verceles||S.Y. 2010-2012|
|Dandolf Ramirez||S.Y. 2011-2012|
|Mike Justin Mina||S.Y. 2011-2012|
|Jefferson Egalla||S.Y. 2011-2012|
2013 – Published Volume 3 RICERCA, journal of student research projects
2014 – Published Volume 1, SY 2014-2015 College of Nursing Faculty Research Journal and Volume 2 Student Research Journal
Conducted the 1st Interdisciplinary Research Forum on October 11, 2014 and published a Special Issue of the College of Nursing Research Journal, a compendium of the research entries.
2015 – Published the 4th issue of the College of Nursing Faculty Research Journal and the 5th issue of the College of Nursing Student Research Journal.
Student Research entitled “Antibacterial Activity of Sineguelas Bark (Spondias Purpurea Anacardiaceae) Against Streptococcus Pyogenes” won 2nd Place in the Poster Presentation during the 2015 Region I Health Research and Development Consortium held in Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation, San Carlos City, Pangasinan on February 27, 2015.
Likewise, the same study won 1st Runner Up in the Nursing Oral Presentation during the 8th ADPCN Region 1 Nursing Students Congress and 7th Nursing Students Research Forum held in Northern Christian College, Laoag City last March 6, 2015.
The study entitled “Intimate Touch in Nursing: The Patients’ Perspective” was FINALIST to the Oral Presentation during the 16th Regional Nursing Research Congress held in Saint Louis University, Baguio City on March 5, 201510 Research Papers (College of Nursing) were accepted for POSTER PRESENTATION during the 16th Regional Nursing Research Congress on 5 March 2015. The research abstract/s for poster presentation are as follows:
- Knowledge and Implementation of Breast Self-Examination among Women in Catbangen, City of San Fernando, La Union.
- Flipped Classroom Pedagogy in Enhancing the Learning Experiences among Student Nurses.
- Academic Culture Adaptation among Foreign Students in Lorma Colleges.
- Fourth Year Student Nurses’ Compliance to Universal Precautions.
- Antibacterial Activity of Sineguelas Bark (Spondias Purpurea Anacardiaceae) Against Streptococcus Pyogenes.
- Memory Gap and Reality Lapses: Observing Altered Thoughts and Memories.
- Using Chlorhexidine vs. Povidone Iodine in Reducing Surgical Site Injections (SSIs): An Evidenced-Based Practice Using the John Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model.
- Disaster Preparedness: Looking Through The Lens of Selected Hospitals.
- Impact of Curricular Activities Upon Nursing Students
- Compliance of Mother Beneficiaries on the Conditionalities of 4P’s in Bacnotan, La Union.
The study entitled “Flipped Classroom Pedagogy in Enhancing the Learning Experiences among Student Nurses” won the BEST POSTER during the 16th Regional Nursing Research Congress held in Saint Louis University, Baguio City on March 5, 2015.
Attained LEVEL IV ACCREDITATION STATUS, the Highest Level granted by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP).
Citation was received from Brgy. Sta Rosa, San Juan, La Union on December 17, 2015 for the invaluable, indefatigable and dedicated service rendered during the Medical-Dental Service as part of the committed community extension program.
2016 – Andy Amor Pulido, TOP 10 Board Topnotcher in the Nursing Licensure Examination given on November 29-30, 2016.
Highest passing percentage in the Licensure Examination was attained with 97.3% for the First takers and 100% for Batch 2016.
Published Volume 6 College of Nursing Research Journal for the students and Volume 7 College of Nursing Research Journal for the faculty.
Faculty and students joined the Regional Research Forum in Laoag City and Baguio City for their research oral and Poster presentation.
Received a Citation from Pacific Partnership for the active participation of the department in their activities.
It was also recognized as “Learning Center in La Union” for masteral and doctoral degrees in Nursing Program of St. Paul University in Tuguegarao, Cagayan Valley from 2017 onward.
Received citation from Pacific Partnership for the exceptional efforts and significant contributions during the successful conduct of Pacific Partnership 2015 last August 5-15, 2015; citation was awarded on August 16, 2016 during the evaluation program conducted by the Operations Director of Pacific Partnership 2015.
Received another citation from the Municipality of Santol, La Union on April 30, 2016 in grateful recognition for being an active partner in community development especially in the promotion of health sanitation in the underserved sectors of the municipality during the 9-year administration of the Municipal Mayor.
The following research studies of student nurses were presented during Research For a and won in various categories:
- THE WARMTH OF A MOM’S FIRST EMBRACE – Accepted for Oral Presentation during the 8th ADPCN Nursing Research Forum held in Union Christian College, City of San Fernando, La Union on February 26, 2016; also Accepted for Poster Presentation during the R1HRDC Regional Research Contest held in Lyceum Northwestern University, Dagupan City, Pangasinan on February 24, 2016.
- I KNOW, I CHECK, MY BALLS ARE OKAY – FIRST PLACER in the Oral Presentation during the R1HRDC Regional Research Contest held in Lyceum Northwestern University, Dagupan City, Pangasinan on February 24, 2016.
- STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCES IN THE NIGHT MARKET – BEST RESEARCH STUDY during the 2016 Student Nurses Research Forum held at the Audio-Visual Room Lorma Colleges held on January 27, 2016; also Accepted for Poster Presentation during 17th Regional Nursing Research Congress held in Saint Louis University, Baguio City on March 23, 2016.
- THE CULTURE OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION – Accepted for Poster Presentation during the 8th ADPCN Nursing Research Forum held in Union Christian College, City of San Fernando, La Union on February 26, 2016.
- SELF-MEDICATION PRACTICES AMONG PARAMEDICAL STUDENTS IN LORMA COLLEGES – Accepted for Oral Presentation during 17th Regional Nursing Research Congress held in Saint Louis University, Baguio City on March 23, 2016; and BEST POSTER during the 2016 Student Nurses Research Forum
2017 – College of Nursing is a co-host of the 7th International Conference of Nurses (ICoNs 7) held in Marco Polo Plaza, Cebu City.
College of Nursing received a Certificate of Recognition being one of the “Most Active Research Institution” during the 7th International Conference of Nurses.
The research study of Ms. Marisol T. Jomaya and James Louie Ostrea entitled ” The Heart Swelled with A Sea of Tears: Nurses Caring For HIV-Positive Patients ” won Second Place during the 7th International Conference of Nurses.
Signed Memorandum of Agreement with the President of Saint Paul University in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Valley for the Ph.D. in Nursing Program of the Clinical Instructors of Lorma Colleges on January 18, 2017
Maria Cecilia Campos-Hufano, TOP 4 Board Topnotcher in the Nursing Licensure Examination given on November 29-30, 2017
Maintained LEVEL IV RE-ACCREDITED STATUS effective for 5 years, December 2017-December 2022, by Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities Accrediting Council, Inc. (ACSCU-ACI).
2018 – The student research study entitled, “Bakuna Batata” was accepted for poster presentation in 10th Asia Pacific Global Summit on Health Care in Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium by Victor Chukwudebelu et al.
Marites C. Pagdilao, MAN, MPA
Dean, College of Nursing
072.700.2500 local 315