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17353767 Ched Memorandum Order Cmo No 14 Series of 2009 Pinoyrnnet(2)

17353767 Ched Memorandum Order Cmo No 14 Series of 2009 Pinoyrnnet(2)

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Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATIONCHED MEMORANDUM ORDER (CMO) No. 14 Series of 2009SUBJECT:POLICIES AND STANDARDS FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN) PROGRAMIn accordance with pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 7722, otherwiseknown as the Higher Education Act of 1994 and pursuant to Commission en Banc Resolution No. 170 dated April 19, 2009 and for the purpose of rationalizing Nursing Education in the country in order to provide relevant and quality health services locally and internationally, the following policies and standards for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program are hereby adopted and promulgated by the Commission. ARTICLE I INTRODUCTION Section 1. A person is a unique bio-psycho-socio-cultural and spiritual being, always in constant interaction with the environment. These interactions affect individuals, families, population groups andsocietal health status. The nurse assumes the caring role in the promotion of health, prevention of diseases, restoration of health, alleviation of suffering and, when recovery is not possible, in assisting patients towards peaceful death.The nurse collaborates with other members of the health team and other sectors to achieve quality healthcare. Moreover, the nurse works with the individuals, families, population groups, community and society in ensuring active participation in the delivery of holistic healthcare. Within the context of the Philippine society, nursing education with caring as its foundation, subscribes to the following core values which are vital components in the development of a professionalnurse and are emphasized in the BSN program: 1.1 Love of God 1.2 Caring as thecore of nursing a. Compassion b. Competence c. Confidence d. Conscience e. Commitment (commitment to a culture of excellence, discipline, integrity and professionalism) 1
1.3 Love of People a. Respect for the dignity of each person regardless of creed, color, gender and political affiliation. 1.4 Love of Country a. Patriotism (Civic duty, social responsibility and good governance) b. Preservation and enrichment of the environment and culture heritage A strong liberal arts and sciences education with a transdisciplinary approach, enhances this belief. The BSN program therefore, aims to prepare a nurse who, upon completion of the program, demonstrates beginning professional competencies and shall continue to assume responsibility for professional development and utilizes research findings in the practice of the profession. The following are the Key Areas of Responsibility for which the nurse should demonstrate competence: 1. Safe and quality nursing care 2. Management of resources and environment 3. Health education 4. Legal responsibility 5. Ethico-moral responsibility 6. Personal and professional development 7. Quality improvement 8. Research 9. Record Management 10. Communication 11. Collaboration and teamworkARTICLE II AUTHORITY TO OPERATESection 2. All private higher education institutions (PHEIs) intending to offerthe Bachelor of Science in Nursing program must first secure proper authority from the Commission in accordance with existing rules and regulations. State universities and colleges (SUCs) and local colleges and universities (LCUs) should strictly adhere to the provisions of these policies and standards. The BSN programshould be offered by HEIs with strong liberal arts education, offering at leastsix (6) baccalaureate programs, preferably in a university-based setting. In the case of colleges and universities with less than six (6) baccalaureate programofferings, a Memorandum of Agreement [MOA] shall be entered between and among higher education institutions with strong liberal arts education [e.g. BS Math, AB Psychology, BS Biology, AB English, BS Engineering, BS Economics] or hire qualified faculty to teach the General Education courses. 2
ARTICLE III PROGRAM SPECIFICATIONS Section 3. Degree Name. The degree name shallbe Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). To ensure the quality of the nursing graduate, the degree is conferred upon completion of at least four-year BSN program offered in a college or university duly recognized by the Commission on Higher Education. Section 4. Program Description. The BSN is a four-year program consisting of general education and professional courses. Professional courses beginin 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. 4.1 Objective: The BSN program aims to produce a fully functioning nurse who is able to perform the competencies under each of the Key Areas of Responsibility as enumerated in Article IVSection 5 herein. 4.2 Specific Careers/Professions/Occupations. Graduates of this program as beginning nurse practitioner may pursue the following career pathsbut not limited to: a. Clinical Nursing b. Community Health Nursing c. Private-duty Nursing d. Occupational Health Nursing e. School Nursing f. Military Nursing g. Health Education h. Research i. Entrepreneurship 4.3 Allied Programs. The BSN program is allied to the following health related programs: a. Medicine b. Dentistry c. Optometry d. Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy e. Pharmacy f. Public Health g. Medical Technology h. Radiologic Technology i. Respiratory Therapyj. Nutrition and Dietetics k. Midwifery 3

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