The Nightingale’s Pledge

I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully.

I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drugs.

I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standards of my profession and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and family affairs coming to my knowledge in the presence of my calling.

With loyalty, will I endeavor to work closely with the health team and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.


The Nursing Department aims to produce nursing graduates who can:

  • Apply knowledge of physical, social, natural, and health sciences, and humanities in the practice of nursing;
  • Provide safe, appropriate and holistic care to individuals, families, population groups, and community utilizing nursing process;
  • Apply guidelines and principles of evidence-based practice in the delivery of care;
  • Practice nursing in accordance with existing laws, legal, ethical, and moral principles;
  • Communicate effectively in speaking, writing and presenting using culturally- appropriate language;
  • Document to include reporting up-to-date client care accurately and comprehensively;
  • Work effectively in collaboration with inter-, intra- and multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
  • Practice beginning management and leadership skills in the delivery of client care using a systems approach;
  • Conduct research with an experienced researcher;
  • Engage in lifelong learning with a passion to keep current with national and global developments in general, and nursing and health developments in particular;
  • Demonstrate responsible citizenship and pride of being a Filipino;
  • Demonstrate responsible citizenship and pride of being a Filipino;
  • Adopt the nursing core values in the practice of the profession; and
  • Apply entrepreneurial skills in the delivery of nursing care.