Board of Nursing

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 E. Therapeutic use of self 4. Safety, Comfort and Hygiene A. Safety B. Management of pain C. Hygiene

D. Theories and principles of management B. Mobility and immobility Skin integrity Sensory alteration Substance abuse 5. Bowel elimination G. Leadership style E. Oxygenation B. Love and belonging C. Sensory deprivation and body image H. Physical examination and health assessment E. Spiritual needs D. Elements of administration and management/functions of management D. Vital signs D. Ethics and scientific research B. Management and Leadership A. Staffing G. Nutrition C. Organization F. Basic Research A. Self concept F. G. Standards of nursing practice C. Basic Nursing Skills A. Continuing education for nurses F. Perioperative care K. F. Others 8. Care of the dying and the dead J. Fluid and electrolyte balance E. Safety and security B. grief and grieving G. Ethico-legal Aspects A. Nursing process B. Wound care I. Admission and discharge C. Basic Psychosocial Needs A. Administration of medications F. The scientific approach . Crisis intervention 7. Basic Physiological Needs A. Sexuality and sexual needs E. Asepsis and infection control G. Activity and exercise 6. E. Rest and sleep D. Death. Nursing ethics B. Professional organizations of nursing 9. Emergency measures H. Patient Care Classification System H. Related laws affecting the practice of nursing E. Patterns/modalities of nursing care 10. Legal aspects in the practice of nursing C. Urinary elimination F. The Philippine Nursing Law D.

Anatomy and physiology D. goals B. Utilizes concepts. Components of labor: 3 P-s 1. 7. family and community. Danger signs and symptoms H. Research design/methodology E. . theories and principles in the care of clients. Complications of pregnancy 3. Signs and symptoms of pregnancy C. Menstrual cycle F. Sexuality E. theories. 6. Content Outline 1. Nursing care D. it focuses on the nursing care to children in various stages of growth and development. Steps in doing research MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSING I. Foundation of Maternal and Child Health Nursing Practice/Biophysical Aspects of Human Reproduction A. 3. Description Concepts. Pregnancy-Antepartum A. Responsible parenthood G. Further. 5. theories. principles and standards of care C. Concepts. Theories of labor B. Theories and principles of growth and development 2. 2. Communicates effectively with the clients and families as well as with other members of the health team in various settings. Research process D. principles and processes basic to the delivery of safe and quality nursing care of mother and child. Physiological and psychological changes of pregnancy F. Recognizes his/her responsibility for personal and professional growth and development. 4. III.C. It encompasses promotive and preventive care of mothers with normal health conditions including curative and rehabilitative care to those with disturbances in reproductive health. Adheres to ethico-legal and moral imperatives of health care. II. Stages of fetal development B. Birth setting and alternative methods of delivery E. Needs of pregnant women G. Pregnancy-intrapartum A. Terminal Competencies Utilizes the nursing processes in the care of mother and child/their families and communities. Philosophy. Demonstrates leadership and management skills in promoting safe and quality nursing care to clients. Utilizes research findings to improve the nursing care to clients.

Common problems/disorders of pre-adolescent/adolescent 9. Play activities D. hematologic aberrations in pregrancy D. play activities F. Nursing care during labor Analgesia and anesthesia of labor and delivery Complications of labor and delivery 4. Sex education E. Toddler A. immunization. Problem/Disorders in Mothers including gynecologic disorders A. Pre-adolescent/Adolescent A. Metabolic. Common problems/disorders of pre-schooler/schooler 8. Placental stage B. psycho-social and moral development B. psycho-social and language development D. D. Pregrancy related conditions C. High risk maternal conditions B. Involution B. Pre-Schooler/Schooler A. cognitive. Nutrition. Nursing care of the newborn D. Puerperium and Infancy A. Physical. cognitive. psycho-social and moral development B. cognitive. motor. Nephrotic Syndrome D. Cellular aberrations of the reproductive organs F. Complications of postpartum 5. Common problems/disorders of toddlers 7. language and moral development B. Well-baby care E. play activities E. Problems/Disorders in Children A. Breast feeding/rooming-in E. motor. psycho-social. Physical. Nutrition. Physical. immunization. Well-baby care D.C. Prematurity B. Metabolic disturbances F. Physical. Toilet training C. cardiac. Degenerative disorders of women . Care of the mother C. Sex characteristics C. Menopause E. Infectious diseases 10. Congenital malformations C. Nursing care of the mother C. E. Common problems/disorders of infancy 6. Postpartum and Newborn A. Sibling rivalry C. Needs and tasks D.

services and strategies of the Department of Health. Primary Health Care A. Content Outline 1. II. philosophy. functions and responsibilities of the community health nurse. III. Demonstrates appropriate attitudes/behaviors as a model health professional. Communicates effectively with clients. Types of PHC workers . Legislations affecting Community Health Nursing Practice A. 5. Conducts research and uses research findings to improve health care in the community. Implements the concepts. The Philippine Health Care Delivery System A. Participates in the implementation of DOH health programs. principles and values of primary health care as health care provider. Description This course deals with health programs. DOH Circulars/Memoranda 3. Utilizes the the nursing process in the care of individuals. Essential elements D. Terminal Competencies 1. 7. 8. Health scenarios 2. families. 2. concepts. Assumes responsibility for personal and professional development. communities and other members of health care. It also includes care of clients with non-communicable and communicable diseases.COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE NURSING I. families and communities. goals and objectives of Community Health Nursing. 4. Participates in activities related to the prevention and control of communicable diseases. Conceptual framework C. services and strategies. Executive orders and letters of instructions C. National Health Plan B. Utilizes leadership and management process as an important tool of the health care provider in varied health care settings. and the basic roles. 6. 9. Definition B. 3. Laws B.

. Dental hygience D. Records and reports Field Health Services and Information System NURSING CARE OF ADOLESCENTS. Utilization of research findings C. goals and objectives C. This course also includes disaster nursing and care of clients in acute biological crises. Description Nursing care of clients with alterations in health patterns throughout the life cycle utilizing the nursing process. Philosophy. Risk Factors C.4. Health education 5. ADULTS AND AGED I. Nursing functions and responsibilities 6. Research in Community Health Nursing A. General principles and techniques B. Functions and Responsibilities of the Community Health Nurse Nursing process Nursing procedures Nursing management Nursing research Personal and professional development 8. Nursing functions and responsibilities 9. Applied research B. A. Community Health Nursing A. Services and Strategies A. Epidemiology C. Care of Older Persons A. Roles. Environmental sanitation E. Maternal and child health B. C. B. Prevention and control D. D. Definition and concepts B. Health Programs. Principles and process D. E. Nursing Care of clients with communicable diseases A. Common diseases affecting older persons D. Nursing functions and responsibilities 10. Levels of care 7. Needs of older persons Issues and concerns C. Prevention and control D. Prevalence B. Nursing Care of clients with Non-Communicable Diseases A. Occupational health G. Vital and health statistics F. Nutrition C.

Care of Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disorders A. C. Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth. families and communities. 10. Content Outline 1. Inflammatory and immunologic responses E. 6. Terminal Competencies 1. B. Communicates effectively with clients and members of the health team. Holistic approach in different stages of development stages 1. Structures. Applies the nursing process to health care situations. E. Utilizes the different techniques of enabling the clients. Care of Patients with Specific Disturbances in A. etc. 9. Cellular aberrations 4. Diagnostic procedures . political and other factors in relation to the occurrences of illness or disease conditions. Response to stress 2. Concepts of Stress and Illness A. Care of Patients with Urinary Disorders A. illness.II. 3. Biophysical 2. technological and economic systems and their influence on the Philippine health care delivery. D. Stress models D. III. Strives to continue reaffirming the dignity and worth of man through the provision of supportive comfort measures to patients. Arterial disorders C. 8. function and assessment B. Renal disorders C. Health-illness continuum B. Institutes health teaching strategies to help create a therapeutic environment for clients. Metabolism D. Venous and lymphatic disorders D. Psychosocial Pharmacological therapeutics Patients in surgery Patients in pain The dying process 3. Integrates the socio-political. families and communities at all times and even when death is inevitable. Oxygenation B. Perception and coordination . Fluids and electrolytes . 7. Analyzes socio-economic. Conducts research and uses research studies to improve patient care. to patient care. Nursing Interventions in Illness A. 4. 5. families and communities to cope with illness or death. Epidemiology of illness C. Structure. Diagnostic procedures 5. 2. Relates the pathological changes brought about by stresses. cultural. function and assessment B.

3. Biliary Tract and Pancreas A. Infection control B. Head and spinal injury C. theories of personality and human behavior in the care of psychiatric clients. therapy C. Structure. 8. Restoring skin structure and function 7. concepts and theories underlying psychiatric nursing care to individuals. Terminal Competencies 1. I. families and communities in a variety of settings. Care of Patients with Neurologic Disorders A. Structure. Description Principles. 2. families and other members of the health team in various settings. biological sciences. Diagnostic procedures 8. 4. Care of Patients with Integumentary Disorders A. II. Utilizes knowledge from the psychological. Blood transfusion C. Utilizes the nursing process in giving holistic nursing care to all kinds of clients. Diagnostic procedures 10. III. Applies the ethico-legal principles in psychiatric nursing. Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth. Care of Patients Experiencing Disorders of the Liver. Care of Patients with Hematologic Disorders A. Emergency and disaster situations D. Life threatening conditions MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHIATRIC NURSING I. 5. Evaluation and management C. Participates in research undertakings and utilizes findings to improve psychiatric nursing care. Nurses Role in A. function and assessment B. functions and assessment B. Demonstrates leadership and management skills to ensure safe and quality care. function and assessment B. Personality development and principles of mental health . Content Outline 1.V. Works collaboratively with other members of the health team. Diagnostic procedures 9. Basic concepts of hematology assessment B. Protection of the skin. hair and nail C. Erythrocytes disorders D. Structure. Applies appropriate communication techniques with clients. 6. 7.6.

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

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