Graduation Requirements

Only students who have satisfactorily completed all courses and clinical requirements prescribed in the BSN curriculum on or before a specified date may be recommended for the graduation.

Graduation with Honors and Awards

Honors and awards are granted upon the recommendation of the Committee on Scholarship and Awards and subsequent approval by the faculty of graduating students.

  • Honors shall be given to graduating students who demonstrates exceptional academic performance and meets the following general criteria:
  • Average of at least 2.0 in Related Learning Experience from first year to fourth year
  • Ranks one of the first ten in her/his class
  • No grade lower than 2.5 in any course or RLE.
  • No incomplete grade (not completed before the start of the succeeding academic year), no dropped subject throughout the course
  • No record of any misconduct or have not been subjected to any disciplinary action
  • At least three years residence in the College of Nursing

Academic Honors

Summa Cum Laude 1.00 to 1.20 average grade
Magna Cum Laude 1.21 to 1.45 average grade
Cum Laude 1.46 to 1.75 average grade

Special Awards

Clinical Excellence

  • have attained the highest average grade in RLE
  • have manifested a superior standard of performance in total nursing care of patients utilizing the nursing process
  • have displayed ability to adjust easily to different clinical situations in the hospital, community or other health agencies
  • have consistently shown good working relationship with patients, families and community as well as with members of other disciplines


  • an officer in the student government and/or other campus organization for at least one academic year
  • participated with significant contribution to the projects and activities organized by the class, the Nursing Student Council or other organization
  • fostered a good working relationship with co-students in various endeavors that brought recognition and benefits to the College of Nursing
  • Demonstrated the ability to delegate responsibility and provide equal opportunities for others to develop their leadership potentials
  • provide inspiration to groups that resulted to the enhancement of group loyalty

Community Service

  • Displayed serious commitment and dedication through active participation in voluntary work on community programs especially during emergencies and calamities
  • Demonstrated leadership in initiating and handling community development projects in his/her community
  • Developed and maintained pleasant relationship with patients, families, community health workers and community leaders
  • Displayed outstanding performance in the required Community Health Nursing Experience