Mindanao State Univesity

College of Health Sciences

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The College of Health Sciences was located in the Annex, 1st street, MSU and was created through BOR Resolution No. 1216 s. 1977. It was approved to offer Diploma in Midwifery and Bachelor of Science in Nursing as its initial offerings. However, only the Diploma in Midwifery was immediately offered during that time due to lack of facilities. It was in 1988 when the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program was finally offered after complying with the necessary requirements of the Board of Nursing.

In 1999, the two-year Associate in Health Science Education (AHSE) curriculum was implemented offering preparatory subjects for students to progress to the study of efficient Health Sciences courses in addition to Nursing. In 2006, it was amended and changed to straight Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Currently, the exemplary college is offering Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing major in Nursing Administration. It was in June 2019 when the location of the college was transferred near the main entrance of the university in Brgy. Biaba Damag, Marawi city to cater more learners.

The founding Director of the College was Dr. Agripino Gonzales who was succeeded by late Prof. Cynthia M. Filipinas. When her term had ended, she was succeeded by Dr. Nur-Hannipha B. Derico. After 2 terms, the deanship was turned over to Dr. Mindamora U. Mutin who was again succeeded by Dr. Nur-Hannipha B. Derico whose term ended July 1, 2015 before the leadership was passed on to Dr. Naima D. Mala until last December 21, 2021. By then, the deanship was passed on to Dr. Salmah M. Basher that lasted until March of the same year. During the challenging period, Dr. Hamdoni K. Pangandaman took the responsibility as Officer-In-Charge Dean of CHS while the MSU had the transition period of having new System President. Recently on June 17, 2022, the care and leadership of CHS was passed on to Dr. Athena Jalaliyah B. Derico-Lawi.

The College of Health Sciences has always been known for its academic excellence, dynamism and active community engagement. We are continually and rapidly growing in number and improving our standards as evidenced by consistently placing as one of the top performing nursing institution in the National Nursing Licensure Examinations. The College continues to produce calibrated nurses who are competitive and diverse not only here in the Mindanao and the Philippines but even in international realm.


The College of Health Sciences envisions to be the leading college in the country offering various health (paramedical) programs with excellence, undertaking community extension, research and health services, committed to the health development of the global community.



The College of Health Sciences shall be providing a continuous opportunity for quality higher education in the field of nursing to the global community for them to be capable of inculcating values of health and sanitation, prevent illness, and alleviate suffering, cure and
rehabilitate the infirmed and the handicapped.


1. To continue offering high quality and relevant programs in health.

2. To develop new programs to meet the health needs of the communities in the MINSUPALA Region and the country in general.

3. To act as catalyst through its graduates and college manpower in inculcating values of health, sanitation, health promotion, illness prevention and alleviation of suffering of the infirmed and handicapped.

4. To conduct research studies and makes data available to concerned/involved population in order to spur health development.

5. To engage in extension and consultancy, health manpower training and other services that would support the growth of the community.



The College of Health Sciences BS Nursing Program is dedicated to develop a health worker who:

1. Possesses self-discipline, moral integrity and knowledge of the ethico-legal aspect of the profession.
2. Develops sensitive awareness of health needs and problems in the communities he/she serves.
3. Possesses caring behavior, nationalistic outlook, critical ability and competence in the exercise of his/her profession.
4. Utilizes nursing process in assisting individuals, family and community towards health maintenance, illness prevention, health promotion, restoration, and alleviation of sufferings.
5. Possesses knowledge, skills and attitude in research with the end view of utilizing research findings.
6. Participate in the community development through extension services.
7. Applies management concepts in the work setting as a leader or member of a team.

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โ€œ๐’œ๐“‰ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‡๐“‰ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‡ ๐“ˆ๐“Š๐’ธ๐’ธ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“ˆ ๐“๐’พ๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐“Š๐“‡ ๐’ถ๐“๐“‚๐’ถ ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡. โ€œ

Together, we have not only persevered but also thrived, demonstrating that unity knows no boundaries. Through the years, our beloved institution has weathered challenges and celebrated triumphs, all while fostering an atmosphere of inclusivity and diversity that sets us apart.

As we reflect on this incredible journey, we invite you to join us in commemorating the 62๐–“๐–‰ ๐•ฑ๐–”๐–š๐–“๐–‰๐–Ž๐–“๐–Œ ๐•ฌ๐–“๐–“๐–Ž๐–›๐–Š๐–—๐–˜๐–†๐–—๐–ž of our Alma Mater. It’s a moment to honor the past, celebrate the present, and look forward to the bright future that lies ahead.

As our way of giving back to the community that has supported us throughout these remarkable 62 years, the ๐‘€๐’ฎ๐’ฐ-๐’ž๐‘œ๐“๐“๐‘’๐‘”๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐ป๐‘’๐’ถ๐“๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐’ฎ๐’ธ๐’พ๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’๐“ˆ is extending a warm invitation to all MSU employees and officially enrolled students to participate in a ๐Œ๐ž๐๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐Œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง & ๐๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐€๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ on ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฒ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ at the ๐˜ฟ๐™ž๐™ข๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ค ๐™‚๐™ฎ๐™ข๐™ฃ๐™–๐™จ๐™ž๐™ช๐™ข from 8am – 5pm.

Save the date and come together.

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Faculty Of The College

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  • PROF. SHIRIKIT I. CASIMBSN Department Chairman
  • PROF. ALIBASHER D. MACALNASGraduate Studies Department Chairman

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Alimar B. Abdulhalim
Information Officer

College of Health Sciences,
Mindanao State University
Marawi City, Philippines

+63 9195008885

Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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