Based on the Guidelines for the Implementation of CMO # 46 s. 2012,the PSG implements the “shift from the competency-based standards to outcome-based education.” It specifies the “core competencies” expected of a BS Nursing graduates.
- Program Description (based on CMO # 15,series of 2017)
The degree shall be Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). To ensure the quality of the nursing graduates, the degree is conferred upon completion of at least four-year BSN program offered by a college, professional institution or university duly recognized by the Commission on Higher Education. In The Philippines, the BSN degree is equivalent to Level 6 of the Philippine Qualifications Framework
Nature of the Field of Study
The BSN is a four-year program consisting of general education and professional courses. Professional course are threaded through from the first year thru the fourth year with the emphasis on the nursing concepts with corresponding Related Learning Experiences (RLE). The BSN Program provides an intensive nursing practicum that will refine further the nursing competencies to ensure achievement of the BSN program outcomes required of an entry level nurse.
The BSN program aims to develop a professional nurse who is able to assume entry level positions in health facilities or community settings. The professional nurse is capable of providing safe, humane, quality and holistic care to individuals in varying age, gender and health-illness status; healthy or at risk families; population groups; and community, singly or in collaboration with other health care providers to promote health, prevent illness, restore health, alleviate suffering and provide end of life crisis.
- Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are the sets of competencies (related knowledge, skills and attitudes) that all learners are expected to demonstrate upon graduation.
The minimum standards of the BSN Program are expressed in the following minimum set of program nursing outcomes:
- Specific to BSN
- Apply knowledge of physical, social, natural and health sciences and humanities in the practice of nursing.
- Perform safe, appropriate and holistic care to individuals, families, population, groups and community utilizing nursing process.
- Apply guidelines and principles of evidence-based practice in the delivery of care.
- Practice nursing in accordance with existing laws, legal, ethical and moral principles.
- Communicate effectively in speaking, writing and presenting using culturally-appropriate language.
- Report/document client care accurately and comprehensively.
- Collaborate effectively with inter-, intra- and multi-disciplinary and multicultural teams.
- Practice beginning management and leadership skills using system approach in the delivery of client care.
- Conduct research with an experienced researcher.
- Engage in lifelong learning with a passion to keep current with national and global developments in general, and nursing and health developments in particular.
- Demonstrate responsible citizenship and pride in being a Filipino
- Apply techno-intelligent care systems and processes in health care delivery.
- Uphold the nursing core values in the practice of the profession.
- Apply entrepreneurial skills in the delivery of nursing care.
- BSN Level Outcomes
These are the outcomes expected to be achieved at the end of the specific year level. The level outcomes are as follows:
First year: At the end of the first year, given simulated situations in selected settings, the learners demonstrate basic nursing skills in rendering safe and appropriate care utilizing the nursing process.
Second year: At the end of the 2nd year, given a normal and high risk mother and newborn, child, family, communities and population groups in any health care setting, the learners demonstrate safe, appropriate and holistic care utilizing the nursing process.
Third Year: At the end of the third year, given individuals, families population groups, and communities with physiologic and psychosocial health problems and maladaptive patterns of behavior in varied health care settings, the learners demonstrate safe, appropriate and holistic care utilizing the nursing process and applying research and evidence-based practice.
Fourth Year: At the end of the fourth year, given groups of clients (individual, families, population groups, an communities) with health problems and special needs, the learners demonstrate safe, appropriate and holistic care utilizing the nursing process and can assume first level entry position in any field of nursing.