COLLEGE OF ALLIED MEDICINE
The College of Allied Medicine (CAM) with its avowed and unwavering focus on quality services, through the years gained the trust and respect of the community due to its excellence in nursing and midwifery education. With its humble beginning in 1982, serves as the inspiration of the CAM community in producing quality graduates. It hopes that with this information, stakeholders will get to know the essence at which the nursing program has provided for to the academe and to the global society as well.
The College of Allied Medicine (CAM), formerly School of Allied Medicine started offering Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Midwifery and Health Aide courses as the Lucban National College was converted into Southern Luzon Polytechnic College by virtue of Batas Pambansa 145 signed into law by then President Ferdinand E. Marcos on February 8, 1982.
From the time on, COAM has undergone unprecedented development and progress made possible initially by the construction of the COAM building in 1989. Likewise, the agreement on student practicum and clinical experiences was perfected between Southern Luzon Polytechnic College and the Quezon Memorial Hospital (Quezon Medical Center) with Mr. Angelo Q. Peña and Dr. Hilarion Tan as signatories. In 2005, Quezon Medical Center was signed into contract as its base hospital.
With Southern Luzon Polytechnic College (SLPC) providing the academic and technical trainings and the Quezon Memorial Hospital taking charge of clinical facilities and clientele, a strong partnership was developed between these two government agencies that led to strengthening of student’s competency, knowledge, skills and attitude. The SLPC was later converted to a State University in 2007 pursuant to Republic Act No. 9395. College of Allied Medicine was able to produce topnotchers in the Licensure Examinations for nurses as well as in midwifery. Due to its consistent exemplary performance in the said examinations, the Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) has been cited by the Philippine Regulation Commission and the Commission on Higher Education as one of the Top Performing Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in the Philippines since 1987 to date.
Starting 1999, a big transformation in terms of faculty profile took place because majority of the instructors were able to complete their master’s degree in compliance with Republic Act 9173 mandating that all clinical instructors should be educationally qualified. This was also the period when CMO No. 30 series of 2000, CMO No. 5 series of 2008 and CMO No, 14 series of 2009 were implemented. More significant however, was the successful accreditation of the college starting 1999 from Level I-III in the year 2010 by the Accrediting Agency of Charted Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP). To add further, in 2007 the Master of Arts in Nursing major in Medical-Surgical Nursing curriculum was started.
Due to the strict adherence of the college to its avowed mission and unwavering focus on its vision, College of Allied Medicine gained the respect and trust of the community and the region at large resulting to its increase in enrolment from 2008 till 2011 despite strict requirements and more notable its getting into the top 3 nursing school in the country in 2009, top 8 with 4th placer in 2010 and had produced 4th and 10th placer in 2011, as awarded by the Philippine Regulation Commission. Moreover, in the year 2009, the College of Allied Medicine became the No. 1 top performing School of Midwifery garnering 100% performance in the Midwifery Licensure Examination. Got 4th top performing school of nursing in the country with one 10th placer in 2016.
From 1982 to date, under the successive leadership of Dean Teresita V. Valde, Dr. Clarissa D. Maguyon, Dr. Susana A. Salvacion, College Information, and Dr. Evangeline B. Mecija the College of Allied Medicine continuously and persistently upholds quality service and superior education in order to come up with the standard of excellence.
- To produce proficient, self-reliant, service-oriented health professionals imbued with sound moral values, love of God and country, equipped with scientific knowledge, skills, wholesome attitude and analytic thinking.
- To help promote and preserve quality of life of men as care givers and health educators.
- To acquire Knowledge Skills and Attitude in nursing leadership management and research.
- To be an instrument in the promotion and protection of the environment.
- Provide the students with an education for nursing that allow them to be aware of himself/herself physically, socio-culturally, emotionally, and practice caution in handling clients thru application of the laws governing nursing practice and compliance to the Nursing Code of Ethics.
- Apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes in handling preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative aspects of health care using the nursing process.
- Observe desirable values such as love of God and country, community, hospitals, schools and other institutions.
- Develop the essence/sense of being productive and competitive both locally and globally.
- Be an agent in the promotion of environmental and ecological sustainability through the use of natural resources in health care practices.
- Utilize knowledge in researches and apply into skills through making simple researches applicable into nursing practices.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Masteral of Arts in Nursing
- Medical Surgical Nursing
- Psychiatric Nursing
Student's Curricular Activities
SLSU Student Congress
Month Celebrated: July
AMSO Election of New Officer
Month Celebrated: April
Kick off Party
* Pinning/Capping Ceremony for Nursing
* Pinning/Candle lighting Ceremony for Midwifery
* Pinning/Clinical Graduation
DOST Quiz Bee
Month Celebrated: September
Nurses Week Celebration
Month Celebrated: October
National Student Congress
Month Celebrated: October
Month Celebrated: December