Envisions itself as a College with duly recognized programs in allied health sciences that mold globally competitive nurses and midwives.
To develop nurses and midwives committed to excellence in healthcare services responsive to the global needs.
Instruction - Establish a firm instructional foundation that promotes excellence in the healthcare profession.
Research - Promotes an ethical, outcomes-based, and healthcare-centered research culture that generates new knowledge, fosters innovation, and preserves the environment and cultural heritage.
Community Services - Assess, develop, and implement sustainable healthcare programs that address community needs and facilitate empowerment among the stakeholders.
1. To provide holistic and active teaching-learning curricula that promotes professional accountability as healthcare providers within ethical and standard practices.
2. To conduct scientific investigations that identify and bridge the gap on healthcare issues.
3. To maintain effective partnership that provides responsive community healthcare development programs which are highly beneficial to stakeholders.
The College of Health Sciences (CHS) is known for providing high-quality education in nursing science, maternal and child health services, and clinical practices through innovative self-directed learning and intensive practicum.
In 2019, the College of Health Sciences has been established as a result of the merging of the two colleges of the University, the School of Midwifery, which started in 1973, and the College of Nursing that instituted in 1975. To reminisce about our golden past, let us go back to the conspicuous milestones of these two great colleges.
Everything went on as smoothly as possible, producing more Midwives for topping the Board Examinations in Midwifery. It was also an honor for the institution that continually wonders of all wonders that the board examinees had a sensational performance. The Urdaneta Community College School of Midwifery was then recognized as the top-performing institution.
In October 2015, the School of Midwifery received its Government Authority from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to offer the 4-year Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (BSM) program. It produced its first batch of 10 BSM graduates in April 2016, composed of Registered Midwives from RHUs and Private Birthing Clinics. Then, in 2016, the Association of Local Colleges and Universities (ALCU-COA) awarded an Academic Excellence Award for the School of Midwifery based on the 100% Passing Percentage performance in the May 2016 Midwifery Licensure Examination.
The School of Midwifery has continuously made history for producing Regional Top-notchers in the Midwife Licensure Examinations (MLE) from 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. For four years in the rosters of Regional Top-notchers, the College of Health Sciences produced a national 10th Placer and 2 Regional Top-notchers in the November 2019 Midwife Licensure Examination, with Certification of Recognition from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and Commission on Higher Education Region 1.
It was in 1975 when the Urdaneta Community College first accepted enrollees for the College of Nursing. Through the years, the college has made a significant and progressive expansion which can be seen in its population, facilities, faculty, and graduates. Needless to say, the new department of the college then was devoid of any available resources, facilities, and equipment. It operated plainly on the late Dr. Pedro T. Orata's idea that the college can share the resources, facilities, and equipment of the Urdaneta Community High School, which included the classrooms, chairs, laboratory, etc.
The Urdaneta Community College- College of Nursing then was temporarily closed to give way to a new administrative staff pending compliance to the CHED. It was in 1985 when the college was reopened by then Dr. Soledad Caringal. In 2017, the College of Nursing was awarded as Best College in the University. From then on, the College of Nursing continuously strives for academic excellence producing nurses who are now catering the health needs and services both local and abroad.
At present, the College of Health Sciences is headed by Dr. Christopher R. Bañez, with a great vision to be a Center of Excellence and a model College in producing world-class Nurses and Midwives.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (with approved curriculum)
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