In the past, the Ateneo de Davao University offered a college degree program in Nursing in consortium with other institutions in Davao City. In time, the program was passed on to the other members of the consortium. Yet, the Ateneo maintained its graduate nursing program through the years.

The reopening of the college nursing program completes the academic nursing program in the University.


The establishment of the Nursing Program is in pursuit of the mission of university itself: to be of service to the community by providing high quality education in the tradition of Jesuit education efforts over the centuries and all over the world. Characteristically, the program centers on the total formation of students, imparting not only the technical skills required by the nursing profession but also critical communication and computer skills, which are vital in today’s environment. Above all, the program focuses on the value formation of the student. The nursing profession is, after all, a service profession. Contextualizing this service career within one’s personal development and its impact on the care receivers and the community at large is an important concern of the program. The program relates, in a very direct way, to the ideals presented to all Ateneo de Davao University students: to be men and women for others.

College Degree Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

All Ateneo nursing students begin with the two-year Associate in Health Science Education (AHSE), a program promulgated by the Commission on Higher Education. A preparatory course, the AHSE leads up to another two-year program, the completion of which earns for the students a degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Students register for professional nursing courses until they finish the prescribed number of units in nursing theories and render the required hours in Related Learning Experience.

Graduate Program: Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)

The Graduate Program enables nurses to attain knowledge and skills in specialized nursing professional roles and prepares them for the conduct of nursing research. The Master of Arts in Nursing degree major in Nursing Administration requires completion of the following:

(1) 30 units of academic course work
(2) Satisfactory rating in the Comprehensive Examinations
(3) Presentation of a thesis proposal and satisfactory defense of thesis (6 units)

Natural Family Planning Center

The main objective of the Natural Family Planning (NFP) Center of the University is to promote knowledge about the turth and meaning of human sexuality and to disseminate accurate scientific knowledge about the different methods of natural family planning based on the ethical framework and teachings of the Church.

With this, the Center aims to provide awareness and understanding of the concept of sexuality, promote openness to life, and recognize the values that the Church’s teachings want to inculcate to every individual.

The University NFP Center will provide assistance to couple who wish to live out their parenthood in a truly responsible way.

Liza G. Floresca, RN, MAN, Ph.D., DNS
School of Nursing
Tel. No. +63 (82) 221.2411 local 8365
Fax No. +63 (82) 225.8600

School of Nursing Administrators
Ms. Magnolia May A. Jadulang, RN, MN
RLE Coordinator

Ms. Apple G. Alvarez, RN, MN, DNS
Academic Coordinator

Ms. Jennifer G. Ocampo
MAN/MN Program Coordinator

Ms. Magnolia A. Jadulang
Extension/ Completion Head

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