CMO # 14 Curriculum s. 2009


Higher education institutions offering the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program must conform to the standard curriculum embodied in this CMO,

Level Objectives:

The student shall be given opportunities to be exposed to the various level 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). These opportunities shall be given in graduated experiences to ensure that the competencies per course, per level and for the whole program are developed.

Before graduation, the student shall approximate the competencies of a professional nurse as they assume the various roles and responsibilities. For each year level, the following objectives should be achieved:

  1. 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 and social and cultural milieu.

    The students shall have an awareness of the competency-based approach in the curriculum and the core competencies under the 11 key areas of responsibility: 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.

    Specifically, the student shall:
    1. Develop a deeper understanding of himself/herself and the multi-factorial dimensions of the individual which can affect health and well being.
    2. Recognize his/her duty in improving the quality of life not only for himself/herself but for others as well.
    3. Develop a deeper awareness of his/her rights, duties and responsibilities to God, country and the word.
    4. Demonstrate beginning skills in the use of the nursing process in caring for health individuals.
    5. Explain the theoretical foundations of nursing with the four meta-paradigms as guide to his/her nursing practice.
    6. Apply the scientific method to his activities wherever possible.
    7. Imbibe the values cherished by the nursing profession such as teamwork, respect, love of God, integrity and caring.
    8. Discuss the competency-based BSN program and the core competencies under the 11 key areas of responsibilities, and
    9. Demonstrate clinical thinking skills in relating with self and others.
  2. At the end of the second year, the students shall have acquired the holistic understanding of the human person as bio-psycho-cultural being focusing on the concept of health and illness as it is related to the care of mother and child in varied settings. The students 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 records management.

    Specifically, the students shall:
    1. Describe the health care delivery system and the role of nurse in it.
    2. Demonstrate ethico-moral, legal responsibilities in the care of individual family and community.
    3. Demonstrate the beginning skills in the provision of independent and collaborative nursing functions.
    4. Relate the stages of growth and development in the care of clients.
    5. Demonstrate beginning skills in the preparation of healthy and therapeutic diets in varied client cases.
    6. Explain the dynamics of the disease process caused by microbes and parasites and the environment.
    7. Imbibe the core values cherished by the nursing profession such as love of God, country and people, and caring
    8. Design a plan that will focus on health promotion and risk reduction to clients and
    9. Utilize the nursing process in the care of the high risk mother and child in the family.
  3. At the end the third year, given the actual clients/situation with various physiologic and psychosocial alterations, the students 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 records management.

    Specifically, the student shall:
    1. Utilize the nursing process for clients across the lifespan with problems in oxygenation, fluid and electrolyte balance, metabolism and endocrine functioning, inflammatory and immunologic reactions, perception coordination and maladaptive patterns of behavior.
    2. Apply the research process in addressing nursing /health problems to improve quality care.
    3. Integrate the role of culture and history in the plan of care.
    4. Apply principles of good governance in the effective delivery of quality health care.
    5. Observe the core values cherished by the nursing profession such as love of care of clients.
    6. Apply a nursing theory in the management of care of a client for case study and
    7. Discuss the roles of economics as it impacts on health and illness.
  4. At the end of the fourth year, given actual clients/situations the students shall be able to demonstrate competencies in all 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 records management.

    Specifically:
    1. a. utilize the nursing care process in caring for clients across the lifespan with problems in cellular aberration and acute biologic crisis, disaster/emergency situations.
    2. b. Apply a nursing theory in the management of care of a clients for case studies
    3. c. Observe the core values cherished by the nursing profession such as love of God, country, people and caring and the bioethical principles and legal dimensions in the care of clients, and
    4. d. Demonstrate leadership and management skills in the care of a group of clients in the community and hospital setting utilizing research findings.