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comm aw) Republic of the Philippines: io OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT ie COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION Sime CHED MEMORANDUM ORDER (CMO) No. 14 Series of 2009 SUBJECT: POLICIES AND STANDARDS FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN) PROGRAM. In accordance with pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 7722, otherwise known 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 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 | INTRODUCTION Section 1. A person is a unique bio-psycho-socio-cultural and spiritual being who is always in constant interaction with the environment. These interactions affect individuals, families, population groups and societal health status. The nurse assumes the caring role in the promotion and restoration of health, prevention of diseases, alleviation of suffering and, when recovery is not possible, in assisting patients towards a peaceful death. The nurse also collaborates with other members of the health team and other sectors to achieve quality healthcare. Moreover, the nurse works with individuals, families, population groups, communities and society, as 2 whole, in ensuring active participation in the delivery of holistic healthcare. Within the context of Philippine society, nursing education, with caring as its foundation, subscribes to the following core values which are vital components in the development of a professional nurse and are therefore emphasized in the BSN program 11 Love of God 1.2 Caring as the core of nursing ‘Compassion Competence Confidence Conscience Commitment (commitment to a culture of excellence, discipline, integrity and professionalism) paoge HEDC Bui ing, C.P, Garcia Avenue, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City 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 core values, The BSN program therefore, aims to prepare a nurse, who, upon completion of the program, demonstrates beginning professional competencies and shail 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 a nurse should, demonstrate competence in: Safe and quality nursing care Management of resources and environment Health education Legal responsibility Ethico-moral responsibility Personal and professional development Quality improvement Research Record Management 10. Communication 11, Collaboration and teamwork O@NOXSONS ARTICLE II AUTHORITY TO OPERATE Section 2, All private higher education institutions (PHEIs) intending to offer the 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 program shall be offered by HEIs with strong liberal arts education offering at least six (6) baccalaureate programs, preferably in a university-based setting In the case of colleges and universities with less than six (6) baccalaureate program offerings, 2 Memorandum of Agreement [MOA] shall be entered between and among higher education institutions with strong liberal arts education [e.g. AB Psychology. BS Biology, AB English, BS Engineering, BS Math, BS Economics] or hire qualified faculty to teach the General Education courses. ARTICLE Ill PROGRAM SPECIFICATIONS Section 3: Degree Name. The degree name shall be 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 by 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 begin in the first year and threads through the development of competencies up to 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 2 fully functioning nurse who is able to perform the competencies under each of the Key Areas of Responsibility as enumerated in Article IV Section 5 herein 4.2 Specific Careers/Professions/Occupations. Graduates of this program as beginning nurse practitioner may pursue the following career paths but not limited to: a. Clinical Nursing b. Community Health Nursing ¢. 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: Medicine Dentistry Optometry Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Pharmacy Public Health Medical Technology Radiologic Technology Respiratory Therapy Nutrition and Dietetics Midwifery Speech Pathology maT sae ag sD