Bishop Benziger College of Nursing is a self-financing professional college run by the Christian Latin Catholic Diocese of Quilon. This college which started in the year 2004 is affiliated to the University of Kerala vide Order No.ACB/03/1833/2010 dated 20.04.2010 and approved by the Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council, Red Cross Road, Thiruvananthapuram as per vide Order No. G.2870/03/NC dated 26.08.2010 and order no:G.8984/10/NC/11 dated 26.08.2010 and the INC Order No. F No. 18-16-5561-INC dated 17.11.2010.It obtained affiliation from Kerala University of Health Sciences. Bishop Benziger College of Nursing conducts a Bachelor degree course in Nursing of four year duration with an annual intake of 50 students. The course aims at preparing professional nurse graduates who are competent to render qualitative care to patients in all settings.
Bishop Benziger Hospital, the parent institution is the first private hospital in Kollam, established in the year 1948. It is registered as a charitable society and is run by the Latin Catholic Diocese of Quilon (a Backward Christian Community). It is a 600 – bedded super speciality hospital located in the heart of the city. Students serve in the parent hospital and in all areas to widen their capabilities and develop their skills.
Bishop Benziger College of nursing runs two community health centers at Mundakkal and Pallithottam of Kollam. The Bishop Benziger Community Health Centre caters to felt the needs of 12526 fisher folks living in the coastal belt of Kollam during 2010. It provides promotive, preventive and restorative health services. Referrals are sent to the parent hospital.
A community radio (FM) was began its broadcasting. It is aimed at meeting the health education needs of the community. It will utilize the creativity of the students of the college and the School of Nursing to provide health education through lectures songs, drama, plays etc.
Bishop Benziger college of Nursing has been certified as a Minority Educational Institution by institutions through the Order No.216 of 2006 dated 5th December, 2007 under National Commission for Minority Institutions, Government of India. The College is established primarily to cater to the educational needs of the Latin Catholic Backward Community of the Diocese of Quilon.