we teach our students to
Go the Extra Mile
Our Community Health Nursing (CHN) Immersion Program
The two-week immersion program is an experiential process where students live within the bounds of one of the College's adopted communities. Immersion helps expose them to the real-world context of the study of Nursing. It concretizes theoretical classroom discussion through active engagement and problem-solving; and allows students to see first-hand- social, economic, cultural and religious factors that affect healthcare. This experience broadens their perspective and instills a respectful and holistic approach to their clinical practice.
COMMITTED TO SERVICE LEARNING
The Roots of our Community Program:
PROJECT HASIK launched in 1981
Project HASIK was established to provide the needed Related Learning Experience (RLE) of the 1976 community-centered BSN curriculum. A tri-sectoral linkage of a private entity (UST), a government agency (Tondo General Hospital and Medical Center) and local barangay leaders and officials, the project became the University's contribution to the upliftment of the depressed community of Juan Luna, Tondo in Manila.
Our Community Development Program
The UST College of Nursing Office for Community Development and Extension Services is geared towards the enrichment and empowerment of the lives of people of its partner communities through the provision of holistic sustainable health care and education. Under the banner of the University's SIMBAHAYAN Project, it fulfills its mission of cultivating commitment, compassion and Christian values in the pursuit of excellence among its students, faculty members, support staff, and alumni through community service extension programs to its partner communities and institutions.
Brgy. Balucuc and Brgy. Tabuyuc, Apallit, Pampanga
The town of Apalit is located in the southern part of Pampanga bounded in the south by Calumpit, Bulacan, in the north by the town of San Simon and in the west by the municipality of Macabebe. It is about 72 square kilometers in land area and has a total population of 101,537. Apaliteños are noted for their cottage industries such as weaving of cloth, mats, hats, pottery and metal working in gold, iron and silver. Apalit is also farming and fishing town.
Brgy. San Ramon, Floridablanca, Pampanga
Floridablanca is located on the western part of Pampanga along the Zambales mountain ranges and is bounded by the municipalities of Porac on the north, Lubao on the south, Guagua on the east, and Dinalupihan, Bataan on the west. It is 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the city of San Fernando and 106 kilometres (66 mi) from Manila. It has a total population of 125,163. The main industry is agriculture and the municipality is the the second largest producer of rice in the province.
Jubilee Homes, Brgy. Lumangbayan, Plaridel, Bulacan
Plaridel is a first-class municipality in the province of Bulacan, with a population of 107,805. Its main industries include farming, poultry/livestock raising, garments and food processing. Jubilee Homes Subdivision is a housing project of the Diocese.
Dimasalang Health Center
Ma. Clara Health Center & Lying-In Clinic