Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing




This study sought to explore the experiences of scholars in the College of Nursing in De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute using a qualitative descriptive design. Tape recorded individual interviews with three (3) male and seven (7) female participants were performed to gather qualitative data. The recorded interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using Colaizzi's seven step process method. Four (4) themes were identified from the responses. The first theme "Embarking on a Journey" describes the participants' experiences on how they learned about the scholarship, how they applied for their scholarship or how the scholarship was given to them, their initial desire to become a scholar of the institution, and the needed requirements in order to become scholar. The second theme "The Adversaries" presents the different struggles encountered by the scholars throughout their journey as a scholar in the institution. The third theme "The Wind that Blows the Sail" presents the different motivational factors seen present among the scholars which drive them to continuously strive to maintain their scholarship. The last theme "The Joy of a Great Voyage" discusses the fruits being scholar in the institution bring. The study concluded that the scholars of the institution have their own ways in beginning their journey. Some were by choice while some by just the mere congruence with the responsibilities carried upon their shoulders especially the officers elected by the student body. These new journey that they embarked on became the reason for them to bring about adjustments as regards their time, their approach to studies and even some personal aspects which led to time management as a primary solution to many demanding things expected of a scholar.

First Advisor

Ma. Jennifer A. Ellema