PNLE: PRC - BON Philippine Nursing Licensure Exam Outline

The Professional Regulation Commission - Board of Nursing (BoN) has released a new outline to be covered in the 2010 Nursing Licensure Examinations (NLE July 2010). Foundations of Nursing Practice Including Professional Adjustment (Course Syllabus) I. Description Theories, concepts, principles and processes basic to the practice of nursing. II. Terminal Competencies 1. Utilizes the nursing process in the care of individuals, families and communities. 2. Communicates effectively with patients/clients, families as well as other members of the health team in various settings. 3. Demonstrates leadership and management skills to ensure safe and quality nursing care. 4. Relates effectively with others in work situations. 5. Utilizes concepts, theories, principles in the care of clients. 6. Ensures a well-organized, accurate recording and reporting system. 7. Participates in research activities and utilizes research findings to improve nursing practice. 8. Observes ethico-moral values and legal responsibilities in nursing care. 9. Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth. III. Content Outline 1. Professional Nursing A. Historical perspectives in nursing B. Nursing as a profession C. Theories in nursing D. Health care delivery system 2. Health and Illness Behavior A. Man as a biopsycho-socio – cultural- spiritual being B. Factors influencing health and illness C. Risk factors D. Adaptation to stress and anxiety E. Life span, cycle and development 3. Interactive Processes A. Nurse client relationship B. Teaching learning process C. Documentation/recording D. Communication

Rest and sleep D. Therapeutic use of self 4. Asepsis and infection control G. Safety and security B. Basic Physiological Needs A. Comfort and Hygiene A. Substance abuse 5. Ethico-legal Aspect A. Emergency measures H. Spiritual needs D.E. Skin integrity F. Sensory alteration G. Vital signs D. Crisis intervention 7. Wound care I. Oxygenation B. Safety. Care of the dying and the dead J. Mobility and immobility E. Nursing process B. Urinary elimination F. Perioperative care K. Basic Psychosocial Needs A. Others 8. Management of pain C. Legal aspects in the practice of nursing . Self concept F. Physical examination and health assessment E. grief and grieving G. Admission and discharge C. Sexuality and sexual needs E. Love and belonging C. Basic Nursing Skills A. Safety B. Nursing ethics B. Nutrition C. Fluid and electrolyte balance E. Bowel elimination G. Hygiene D. Activity and exercise 6. Death. Sensory deprivation and body image H. Administration of medications F.

Elements of administration and management/functions of management D. Patient Care Classification System H. Content Outline . Recognizes his/her responsibility for personal and professional growth and development. 2. Theories and principles of management B.C. Standards of nursing practice C. principles and processes basic to the delivery of safe and quality nursing care of mother and child. II. Professional organizations of nursing 9. It encompasses promotive and preventive care of mothers with normal health conditions including curative and rehabilitative care to those with disturbances in reproductive health. 5. Related laws affecting the practice of nursing E. 4. The Philippine Nursing Law D. Utilizes research findings to improve the nursing care to clients. Basic Research A. Utilizes the nursing processes in the care of mother and child/their families and communities. 3. Management and Leadership A. Terminal Competencies 1. III. Staffing G. Patterns/modalities of nursing care 10. The scientific approach C. Adheres to ethico-legal and moral imperatives of health care. Continuing education for nurses F. Description Concepts. 7. Further. Leadership style E. Research process D. Steps in doing research MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSING I. Research design/methodology E. 6. Organization F. it focuses on the nursing care to children in various stages of growth and development. theories and principles in the care of clients. theories. Ethics and scientific research B. Communicates effectively with the clients and families as well as with other members of the health team in various settings. family and community. Demonstrates leadership and management skills in promoting safe and quality nursing care to clients. Utilizes concepts.

Involution B. Foundation of Maternal and Child Health Nursing Practice/Biophysical Aspects of Human Reproduction A. Nursing care of the mother C. Toilet training C. theories. Well-baby care E. Theories of labor B. Well-baby care . play activities F. Danger signs and symptoms H. Common problems/disorders of infancy 6. Needs of pregnant women G. language and moral development B. Puerperium and Infancy A. Care of the mother C. Anatomy and physiology D. cognitive.1. principles and standards of care C. motor. Responsible parenthood G. Concepts. Nursing care D. Birth setting and alternative methods of delivery E. goals B. Physical. Pregnancy-intrapartum A. Breast feeding/rooming-in E. Toddler A. Complications of pregnancy 3. Complications of postpartum 5. Physical. psycho-social and language development D. cognitive. immunization. Nutrition. Menstrual cycle F. Physiological and psychological changes of pregnancy F. Complications of labor and delivery 4. Philosophy. Theories and principles of growth and development 2. Stages of fetal development B. Nursing care during labor D. Analgesia and anesthesia of labor and delivery E. Postpartum and Newborn A. Nursing care of the newborn D. Components of labor: 3 P-s C. psycho-social. Pregnancy-Antepartum A. Sexuality E. Signs and symptoms of pregnancy C. Placental stage B. motor.

Prematurity B. II. psycho-social and moral development B. Sex education E. It also includes care of clients with non-communicable and communicable diseases. Problems/Disorders in Children A. concepts. Cellular aberrations of the reproductive organs F. Physical. Common problems/disorders of pre-adolescent/adolescent 9. services and strategies of the Department of Health. Play activities D. philosophy. Physical. Common problems/disorders of pre-schooler/schooler 8. Terminal Competencies 1. Pre-adolescent/Adolescent A. goals and objectives of Community Health Nursing. 2. cognitive. Needs and tasks D. psycho-social and moral development B. Common problems/disorders of toddlers 7. Pre-Schooler/Schooler A. Description This course deals with health programs. immunization. Metabolic disturbances F. Nephrotic Syndrome D. Sibling rivalry C. functions and responsibilities of the community health nurse. play activities E. Degenerative disorders of women COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE NURSING I. hematologic aberrations in pregrancy D. Congenital malformations C. High risk maternal conditions B. and the basic roles. families and communities. Nutrition. . Utilizes the the nursing process in the care of individuals. Pregrancy related conditions C. Problem/Disorders in Mothers including gynecologic disorders A.D. Sex characteristics C. Utilizes leadership and management process as an important tool of the health care provider in varied health care settings. Menopause E. Metabolic. cardiac. Infectious diseases 10.

Conducts research and uses research findings to improve health care in the community. families. Executive orders and letters of instructions C. Nursing functions and responsibilities 6. Care of Older Persons A. The Philippine Health Care Delivery System A. Common diseases affecting older persons D. principles and values of primary health care as health care provider. 9. Nutrition C. Laws B. DOH Circulars/Memoranda 3. 6. Environmental sanitation E. Primary Health Care A.3. Dental hygience D. National Health Plan B. Occupational health G. Community Health Nursing A. Content Outline 1. Participates in the implementation of DOH health programs. Maternal and child health B. Assumes responsibility for personal and professional development. Health education 5. Demonstrates appropriate attitudes/behaviors as a model health professional. Types of PHC workers 4. Communicates effectively with clients. Services and Strategies A. 4. Needs of older persons Issues and concerns C. III. Levels of care . Definition B. goals and objectives C. Legislations affecting Community Health Nursing Practice A. 7. Conceptual framework C. services and strategies. communities and other members of health care. Health scenarios 2. Participates in activities related to the prevention and control of communicable diseases. 5. Definition and concepts B. Vital and health statistics F. Implements the concepts. 8. Essential elements D. Principles and process D. Health Programs. Philosophy.

Nursing process B. technological and economic systems and their influence on the . political and other factors in relation to the occurrences of illness or disease conditions. Roles. Nursing Care of clients with Non-Communicable Diseases A.ADULTS AND AGED I. Applies the nursing process to health care situations. illness. Utilization of research findings C. 6. Personal and professional development 8. Prevention and control D. Integrates the socio-political. to patient care. Terminal Competencies 1. General principles and techniques B. Utilizes the different techniques of enabling the clients. II. 4. Communicates effectively with clients and members of the health team. Nursing functions and responsibilities 9. 5. Functions and Responsibilities of the Community Health Nurse A. Nursing Care of clients with communicable diseases A. Records and reports Field Health Services and Information System NURSING CARE OF ADOLESCENTS. Nursing management D. cultural. Epidemiology C. families and communities at all times and even when death is inevitable. Relates the pathological changes brought about by stresses. families and communities to cope with illness or death. Description Nursing care of clients with alterations in health patterns throughout the life cycle utilizing the nursing process. 3. 8. Strives to continue reaffirming the dignity and worth of man through the provision of supportive comfort measures to patients.7. Nursing functions and responsibilities 10. Nursing procedures C. families and communities. Prevention and control D. This course also includes disaster nursing and care of clients in acute biological crises. Risk Factors C. 2. Applied research B. 7. etc. Nursing research E. Analyzes socio-economic. Prevalence B. Institutes health teaching strategies to help create a therapeutic environment for clients. Research in Community Health Nursing A.

Concepts of Stress and Illness A.Philippine health care delivery. Diagnostic procedures 6. Metabolism D. Care of Patients with Hematologic Disorders A. Renal disorders C. Structure. Arterial disorders C. Patients in pain E. Epidemiology of illness C. Structures. Content Outline 1. Care of Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disorders A. Care of Patients with Urinary Disorders A. Perception and coordination . Biophysical 2. Nursing Interventions in Illness A. Cellular aberrations 4. Oxygenation B. Protection of the skin. 9. Conducts research and uses research studies to improve patient care. hair and nail C. Pharmacological therapeutics C. III. The dying process 3. Inflammatory and immunologic responses E. Blood transfusion . Care of Patients with Integumentary Disorders A. Restoring skin structure and function 7. 10. function and assessment B. Care of Patients with Specific Disturbances in A. Basic concepts of hematology assessment B. Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth. Psychosocial B. function and assessment B. Structure. Holistic approach in different stages of development stages 1. Response to stress 2. Patients in surgery D. Health-illness continuum B. Diagnostic procedures 5. Fluids and electrolytes . Venous and lymphatic disorders D. function and assessment B. Stress models D.

Principles of Psychiatric Nursing C. Description Principles. functions and assessment B. Diagnostic procedures 9. Nursing process in Psychiatric Nursing D. families and other members of the health team in various settings.C. 4. Structure. Utilizes the nursing process in giving holistic nursing care to all kinds of clients. families and communities in a variety of settings. Evaluation and management C. Demonstrates leadership and management skills to ensure safe and quality care. III.V. Erythrocytes disorders D. biological sciences. Care of Patients with Neurologic Disorders A. 8. 6. Diagnostic procedures 10. Applies appropriate communication techniques with clients. Research as a tool in improving psychiatric nursing care. Applies the ethico-legal principles in psychiatric nursing. Content Outline 1. Personality development and principles of mental health A. Infection control B. Participates in research undertakings and utilizes findings to improve psychiatric nursing care. concepts and theories underlying psychiatric nursing care to individuals. Head and spinal injury C. therapy C. 2. Works collaboratively with other members of the health team. Utilizes knowledge from the psychological. theories of personality and human behavior in the care of psychiatric clients. II. Nurses Role in A. . function and assessment B. Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth. Emergency and disaster situations D. I. Life threatening conditions MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHIATRIC NURSING I. Terminal Competencies 1. 7. Diagnostic procedures 8. Mental health as a concept B. 3. Biliary Tract and Pancreas A. 5. Structure. Care of Patients Experiencing Disorders of the Liver.

Thought disorders (Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders) A. Treatment modalities. Common organ systems affected by psychological factors D. Theories of etiology of schizophrenia B. Psychodynamics of personality disorders B. Predisposing factors C. Etiological theories of anxiety B. Nursing care and psychopharmacology 6. Theories of psychophysiologic disorders B. Childhood B. Anxiety Response and Anxiety Disorders A. Predisposing factors C. Nursing care and psychopharmacology 7. Psychophysiologic disorders A. Anxiety related disorders 4. Levels of anxiety C. Types of personality disorders D. Crisis intervention B. Alterations in mood D. Anxiety Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence A. Substance abuse and related disorders A. Types of schizophrenia C.2. Personality disorders A. Common crises situations 3. Adolescence 5. psychopharmacology and nursing care 9. Psychodynamics of mood disorders B. Etiology . Emotional responses and mood disorders A. psychopharmacology and nursing care 10. Treatment modalities. Alcoholism B. psychopharmacology and nursing care 8. Ego defense mechanisms D. Organic Mental Syndrome and Disorders A. Primary and secondary symptoms of schizophrenia D. Drug abuse and dependence C. Crisis and Crisis Intervention A. Predisposing factors C. Treatment modalities.

Fundamental principles in the care of cognitively impaired person C. Organic mental disorders E. psychopharmacology and nursing care . Treatment modalities.B. Organic mental syndrome D.