College of Nursing


Brief History of the College of Nursing


Calayan Educational Foundation, Inc. is one of the private educational institutions of Lucena City. It is a non-stock, non profit institution of higher learning that was founded by Drs. Emeterio and Josefina del Villar Calayan in 1973. It pioneered para-medical courses in Quezon Province, starting with the Midwifery Program in 1973. The Graduate in Nursing (GN) program opened in 1974. Eventually, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing was granted government recognition in 1985.


In 2009, the College of Nursing was granted Level I Accreditation by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA).






 The College of Nursing envisions itself to be the center of learning in nursing education coupled with excellence in research and community service.




The College of Nursing is committed to the holistic development of nursing students through a broad general education program and consistently updated nursing curriculum for responsible performance as citizens of the Filipino society, country, and global community.




To meet its vision-mission, the college’s goals are:

  1. To develop nurses who exemplify dignity and integrity through adherence to truth and righteousness;
  2. To impart knowledge and skills in the nursing process that are essential in becoming critical thinkers who are also competent in health care delivery, communication and research;
  3. To instill in the students the value of compassion, caring, patience and sensitivity to the needs of every individual, and;
  4. To provide opportunities for the students’ growth and development vital in their future career direction (i.e. teaching, hospital work, community service or research).




The nursing logo has two colors – green and gold. Green symbolizes preservation of life while gold depicts excellence in all school’s goals and objectives.


Encircling all nursing symbols (hands, lamp, cap, caduceus) is the institution itself. It encompasses the knowledge, skills and attitude deeply rooted in the teachings of the school, via its responsive and relevant programs.


The hands encompass SCHOLARSHIP. They are used to bring comfort to the needy. They depict compassion and competence in all nursing functions.


The nurse’s lamp depicts SERVICE. The light is a sign of dedication and commitment to all nursing endeavors. It is used to brighten patients’ lives –every man, woman, and child in her / his care.


The caduceus exemplifies the effective participation of the nurse in the medical team. It reflects achievements and opportunities for the nurse’s holistic growth and development.




The BSN curriculum is a competency based curriculum whereby the knowledge, skills and attitudes of students are developed and enriched. The curriculum contents are relevant and responsive to the needs of students and their clientele. The BSN is a four-year program consisting of general education and professional courses. Professional courses begin in the first year and threads through the development of competencies up to the fourth year level. The program provides an intensive nursing practicum that will refine clinical skills from the first year level to ensure basic clinical competencies required of a beginning nurse practitioner (CHED Memo no. 14, series of 2009).


Based on the guidelines for the implementation of CHED Memo no. 15, series of 2017, the curriculum implements the shift from competency-based standards to outcome-based education.




The College of Nursing of Calayan Educational Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to educate students who, within a few years of graduation

1.       are gainfully employed in various healthcare facilities;

2.       can apply acquired knowledge and skills in various areas of specialization utilizing the nursing process;

3.       are engaged in evidence-based practice researches for the advancement of nursing profession;

4.       can speak with ease and confidence in organizational communication;

5.       are engaged in various trainings, seminars, conferences and graduate programs as a tool for career advancement;

6.       and can demonstrate safe nursing practice with social responsibility, just and humane regards to people and commitment to service.



1.       Apply knowledge of physical, social natural and health science and humanities in the practice of nursing.

2.       Provide safe, appropriate and holistic care to individuals, families, population, group and community utilizing nursing process.

3.       Apply guidelines and principles of evidence-based practice in the delivery of care.

4.       Practice nursing in accordance with existing laws, legal, ethics and moral principles.

5.       Communicate effectively in speaking, writing and presenting culturally-appropriate language.

6.       Document to include reporting up-to-date client care accurately and comprehensively.

7.       Work effectively in collaboration with inter-, intra- and multi­disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.

8.       Practice beginning management and leadership skills in the delivery of client care using a systems approach.

9.       Conduct research with an experienced researcher.

10.   Engage in lifelong learning with a passion to keep current with national and global developments in general, and nursing and health developments in particular.

11.   Demonstrate responsible citizenship and pride of being a Filipino.

12.   Apply techno-intelligent care systems and processes in health care delivery.

13.   Adopt the nursing core values in the practice of the profession.

14.   Apply entrepreneurial skills in the delivery of care.