B.S. Nursing

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
Government Recognition No. 002
Series of 2013 / 4 January 2013

 

Program Description

The BSN is a four-year program consisting of general education and professional courses. Professional courses begin in the first year and threads through the development of competencies up the fourth year level. The BSN program provides an intensive nursing practicum that will refine clinical skills from the first year level to ensure basic clinical competencies required of a beginning nurse practitioner.

The program exposes a student to the various levels of health care (health promotion, disease prevention, risk reduction, curative and restoration of health) with various client groups (individual, family, population groups and community) in various settings (hospital, community). A student undergoes the exposure in graduated experiences given in classrooms, laboratories, and in a ____- hour on-the-job training.

At the end of the program, to facilitate authorized practice and entry into professional nursing, a graduate of the BS Nursing program is expected to take and pass the Nurse Licensure Examination given by the Professional Regulatory Commission.

 

Program Objectives

  • At the end of the first year, the students shall have acquired an understanding and awareness of themselves as an individual and as a member of the family, the community, and the world with emphasis on personal, societal and professional values responsibilities, rights, and an awareness of physical, social and cultural milieu.
  • At the end of the second year, the student shall have acquired the holistic understanding of the human person as a bio-psycho cultural being focusing on the concept of health and illness as it is related to the care of the mother and child in varied settings.
  • At the end of the third year, given actual clients/situation with various physiologic and psychosocial alterations, the student shall be able to demonstrate the competencies in the following key areas of responsibility such as safe and quality nursing care, communication, collaboration and teamwork, health education, legal responsibility, ethico-moral responsibility, personal and professional development, quality improvement, research, management of resources and environment, and record management.
  • At the end of the 4th year, given actual clients/situation the student shall be able to demonstrate competencies in all the key areas of responsibility such as safe and quality nursing care, communication, collaboration and teamwork, health education, legal responsibility, ethico-moral responsibility, personal and professional development, quality improvement, research, management of resources and environment, and record management.

 

Competencies

  • Practices in accordance with legal principles and the code of ethics in making personal and professional judgment
  • Utilizes the nursing process in the interdisciplinary care of clients that empowers the clients and promotes safe quality care
  • Maintains complete and up to date recording and reporting system
  • Establishes collaborative relationship with colleagues and other members of the tem to enhance nursing and other health care services
  • Promotes professional and personal growth and development
  • Demonstrates management and leadership skills to provide safe and quality care
  • Demonstrates accountability for safe nursing practice
  • Demonstrates management and leadership skills to deliver health programs and services effectively to specific client groups in the community setting
  • Manages a community / village based health facility / component of a health program or a nursing service
  • Utilizes appropriate mechanisms for networking, linkage building and referrals
  • Engages in nursing or health related research with or under the supervision of an experienced researcher
  • Evaluates research study, report utilizing guidelines in the conduct of a written research critique.
  • Applies the research process in improving client care in partnership with a quality improvement / quality assurance / nursing audit team

 

Career Opportunities

  1. Clinical Nursing
  2. Community Health Nursing
  3. Private-duty Nursing
  4. Occupational Health Nursing
  5. School Nursing
  6. Military Nursing
  7. Health Education
  8. Research
  9. Entrepreneurship

 

Reference: CHED Memorandum Order No. 14 Series of 2009: Policies and Standards for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program.

 

Professional Organizations Web Site
Philippine Nurses Association, Inc www.pna-ph.org
Association of Deans of Philippine Colleges of Nursing www.adpcn.org
Philippine Nursing Research Society, Inc www.pnrsi.org
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International www.nursingsociety.org