Since its establishment in 2004, as an extension unit of the College of Health Sciences of the Mindanao State University Main Campus and the youngest college of MSU-IIT, the College of Nursing (CON) has consistently in the national Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE) as top performing nursing school in the country.

It has one program offering, Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Along with efficient and highly competent faculty members, a myriad of equipment and facilities are provided to ensure high caliber graduates molded with adequate knowledge, skills, and attitudes to prepare them in the globally competitive arena of the nursing profession.


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Brief History

The humble beginnings of the MSU-IIT College of Nursing began sometime in 2003, when Dr. Arnulfo P. Supe, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, conceived the opening of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology. Dr. Supe created a task force to plan out for the opening of such a program. On February 7, 2004, the Board of Regents of Mindanao State University system approved the offering of the BS Nursing program. Unfortunately, in that same year, there was a mushrooming of nursing schools in the Philippines that led to the moratorium of the offering of BS Nursing. In as much as the CHED memorandum applies to all private and government institutions, MSU-IIT was affected by it, thus, MSU-IIT officials decided to have the BS Nursing program under the MSU Main Campus College of Health Sciences.

In June 2004, a 4-year nursing program, with Prof. Clowe D. Jondonero, as the Chairman, was implemented as an Extension Campus to the College of Health Sciences of MSU Main Campus with 120 aspiring nursing students, after a grueling selective admission under 2 faculty members. The facilities were then unimpressive and classes pursued amidst limited classrooms. As the latter was situated within the confines of MSU-IIT, it assumed its residency under the College of Science and Mathematics such that, along with the Department of Mathematics, Department of Physics, Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Chemistry, the now defunct Department of Health Sciences was the youngest department to operate not only in CSM buy in university grounds as well.

The following year saw the expansion of the Department as another 120 nursing students, and another 5 faculty members were added. A total of 240 students with 7 faculty members hurdled the most trying situations confront them to meet the expectations of the curriculum and the society.

In March 2006, the first set of graduates was producon as per implementation of the AHSE Curriculum. Moreover, most of the nursing students attained academic awards in recognition of their scholastic performance.

Continuously, the Department of Health Sciences never ceased to decrease in number in terms of enrollees, and with that another set of faculty members came in to fill the need of the students.

In June 2008, the first batch took the Nursing Licensure Examination (NLE) and garnered an outstanding 98.00% passing rate with two topnotchers landing both in 6th place. The high passing rate put MSU as a top 2 Performing Nursing School in the Philippines. In December of the same year, three (3) graduates took the NLE and got a 100 % passing rate. In June 2009, the next set of graduates garnered 98.15% passing rate, with one topnotcher (10th place) who was the only placer in the whole of Mindanao.

In November 2009, pursuant to BOR Resolution No. 46, S. 2005, and in view of the compliance of all the requirements and conditions for the establishment of a College of Nursing, and upon the recommendation of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the College of Nursing was thereby created at MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, separate and distinct from that of the College of Health Sciences of the main campus.

In June 2010, the third batch of graduates got 98.9% passing rate, putting the school again as a top two Performing Nursing School in the country. Because of this, MSU-IIT was duly recognized for its high standards of quality nursing education. The College of Nursing has sustained MSU-IIT’s vision.

Office of the Dean

Academic Unit Heads

Assistant Dean Asst. Prof. LEAH MAY P. MADJUS, MN, RN
Clinical Coordinator Assoc. Prof. ABDULLAH JUNIOR S. MANGARUN, DSN, MAN, RN
Research and Extension Coordinator Assoc. Prof. MAE-LANIE O. POBLETE, DSN, MAN, RN
Curriculum Coordinators Assoc. Prof. KHANDY LORRAINE G. APSAY, MAN, RN


Name Duties and Responsibilities
  • Encodes data; serves as college clerk;
  • Prepares communications and endorsements;
  • Prepares notice of meetings, office memos, certification and other documents
  • Serves as financial assistant;
  • Processes all financial matters of the college;
  • Assists faculty and staff in travels and activities;
  • Secures all college facilities and equipment;
  • Acts as Laboratory Technician;
  • Assists during lectures and return demonstrations;
  • Prepares equipment for faculty and students’ use;
  • Checks functionality of laboratory tools and equipment;
  • Keeps laboratories clean and safe for use;
  • Books the schedule for an organized laboratory utilization; and
  • Assists the Dean on whatever task is given;

Goals and Objectives


  • To continue offering high quality and relevant nursing and other health related programs and produce globally competitive health manpower
  • To integrate research competencies in health courses aside from the required general competencies of certain health degree
  • To develop health programs that will meet the health needs of the region in particular and the country in general
  • To conduct health research studies and make available research funding to concerned population in order to spur health development


  • To develop and implement training programs geared to meet the technical and skilled manpower requirements of the specific type, magnitude, and level of competence needed by existing and projected industries in Iligan City and its environs;
  • To initiate and undertake projects and studies which bear on the manpower needs, industrial growth of Iligan, and other development projects including those needed by specific industries;
  • To organize and implement, as needed by the community, academic programs for the development of the technical and professional manpower that will enhance and support the industrial growth of Iligan within the economic and social development plan for Mindanao.
  • To conduct and sustain relevant, innovative research, through the use of the nursing process, that would lead to the utilization of research finding


Name of Agency Nature of Linkages
Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Academic cooperation
Cebu Normal University, Cebu City Academic cooperation
Visayas State University, Baybay City, Leyte Academic cooperation
Federation Of Senior Citizens’ Associations of the Philippines (Fscap), Inc. – Iligan City Chapter Care of the Older People Extension Activities, Organization of Annual Filipino Elderly Week Celebration
Bureau of Jail Management and Penology – Iligan City Extension Activities, Sagip-Piitan Initiatives
Life Project 4 Youth Foundation Incorporated (LP4Y) Extension Activities, Health Trainings
Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, Cebu City Psychiatric-Mental Health, Neurologic and Orthopedic Clinical Rotation
Gregorio T. Lluch Memorial Hospital Clinical Duty Affiliation
Adventist Medical Center Clinical Duty Affiliation
Iligan City Health Office Community Health Nursing Affiliation
Department of Education – Iligan City Division Office School Nursing Affiliation
Holcim-Philippines, Luga-it Plant Research Projects
Philippine Nursing Research Society, Inc. Research Activities
Asian Center for Drug Policy Academic cooperation, Policy forum
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Academic cooperation, Policy forum

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Programs & Departments


Student Organizations

  • LEONS: League of Nursing Students

Student's Population

Program Male Female Total
BSNURSING 88 291 379

Student's Population Chart

Faculty Academic Rank Distribution

Department Professor Associate Professor Assistant Professor Instructor
Total 0 11 10 0


Faculty Academic Rank Distribution

Department Professor Associate Professor Assistant Professor Instructor
Total 0 11 10 0



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