The Misamis University College of Nursing opened its doors on the School Year 1975-1976 as a five-year generic baccalaureate program. Then by virtue of the Department Order No. 42 Series of 1976 from the Department of Education and Culture, the program was reduced to four years. This change brought out two groups of students, one, belonging to the five-year curriculum and the other, to a four-year program. The students whose program fell on the five-year curriculum graduated in March 1980.
In 1977-1978 the College opened a technical course-Graduate Nurse (GN). This was in line with the New Society’s encouragement for educational institutions to increase the “middle level’ courses. It was also designed to meet the country’s dire need for a technically prepared manpower. Graduates of this course, under supervision of the professional nurse, were strictly prepared to help meet the common needs of the Filipinos of those times. The following year, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) was opened. This was intended for a Graduate Nurse (GN) who planned to upgrade his GN status to a bachelor’s degree.
To better prepare the nursing students for global competence, a 100 bed capacity, tertiary hospital was constructed and operational since 1995. Over the years, the Misamis University Medical Canter has helped developed and equipped about 8000 nursing and paramedical students with quality practical hands-on training and skills to qualify them for local and international employment,
At present the Philippine Association of College and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) has awarded the college of Nursing a Level II First Reaccredited Status for the Period October 2009 – October 2014.