REMEDIOS TRINIDAD ROMUALDEZ MEDICAL FOUNDATION

COLLEGE OF NURSING
TACLOBAN CITY

STUDENT HANDBOOK
GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS ON
CLASSROOM, CLINICAL AND CAMPUS DISCIPLINE

DOÑA REMEDIOS TRINIDAD ROMUALDEZ MEDICAL FOUNDATION
COLLEGE OF NURSING
Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines

VISION:
In accordance with the Mission and Vision of the Doña Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Medical
Foundation, the College of Nursing envisions to a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education in Region
VIII.

MISSION:
The RTRMF College of Nursing aims to produce globally-competitive nurses who are valuedriven, committed, competent, compassionate, and confident. The College of Nursing aims to provide
well-rounded education for the students, utilizing knowledge, skills, and attitude acquired in the
classroom and in the practice of nursing as a commitment for the welfare of the marginalized and
vulnerable sectors of society.
It specifically aims to produce professional nurses with enduring faith in the Divine Providence
guided by the ethical and moral standards of the profession, respecting the dignity and freedom of man
for the purpose of promoting health, prevention of illness, restoration of health, and the alleviation of
suffering and when death is inevitable, assist to a peaceful and dignified death.

PHILOSOPHY:
Man is a psycho-physiologic, socio-spiritual, cultural being who is dependent upon God
for creation, redemption, and preservation for every gift of soul and body.
Education is a deliberate and systematic influence exerted by the mature person upon
the immature through instruction, discipline, and the harmonious development of all the
powers of the human being, directed towards the union of the educand and his Creator in the
final end.
OBJECTIVES:
The Doña Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Medical Foundation-College of Nursing aims to
produce professional nurses who:
1. Utilize the nursing process as a foundation for professional practice in areas of community
health, medical- surgical, maternal and child health, pediatric, geriatric, and other allied
nursing services.
2. Demonstrate knowledge, attitudes, and skills for the promotion of health, prevention of
illness, restoration of health and well-being, and alleviation of suffering.
3. Collaborate with other members of health discipline in planning preventive health programs
and in providing health services to individuals, families, population groups, and
communities.
4. Deliver comprehensive quality and safe care services with professional competence.
5. Have commitment to the alleviation of problems arising from the human needs.
6. Possess research inclination, attitudes leading to utilization of important research findings.
7. Assume responsibilities as a citizen and professional for self-directed activity towards the
improvement of the community and the profession.
8. Demonstrate commitment to a culture of excellence, discipline, and integrity in all his/her
professional endeavor.
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Passed the Entrance Examination 8.ACADEMIC POLICIES ARTICLE 1. Except in cases of academic deficiency and violation of disciplinary regulations. shiftees. the student who qualifies for enrollment is expected to stay for the entire period he is to complete his course without prejudice. interview results (20%). entrance exam (40%). Medical and Laboratory exams (to include UCG for females) and dental exam are required for those who have qualified for admission to the College. 7. parent’s guardian’s consent. 4. Section 4. Three (3) Good Moral Character Certification from High School Principal/ Guidance Counselor. psychosocially fit (no known history or must not have been diagnosed of any form of psychiatric disorder. however. Section 2. Transcript of Records and Honorable Dismissal will also be required in addition to the aforementioned requirements. and second coursers. Applicants to the RTRMFCN must meet the following requirements: 1. Every student enjoys the right to enroll at the Doña Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Medical Foundation College of Nursing (RTRMFCN) upon meeting specific requirements and regulations. For transferees.applicant’s personal data. No gross physical and speech deformity (gross deformity which may impair her performance in the care of her assigned patient/s). Submit for an interview conducted by the assigned Nursing Faculty. At least five (5) feet in height. Section 3. Must be mentally. Parish Priest. 6. to his right to transfer to other schools within the period prescribed. 3 . emotionally. Aforecited examinations should be conducted by the school’s duly authorized physicians/medical personnel based at the RTR Hospital. promissory statement of applicant regarding compliance with all policies and standards of the RTRMF College of Nursing. authenticated proof of marriage either Civil Marriage Certificate and/or Church Marriage Certificate. Barangay Chairman 3. High School General Weighted Average of 82% or better ( Form 137A ) 2. SELECTION AND ADMISSION OF STUDENTS Section 1. Accomplished application form which includes the student. All applicants are ranked based on their High School weighted average (40%). Only those applicants who ranked within the allotted number of first year students to be admitted for the current school year will be qualified for admission to the college. 5. For married applicants. findings of which may affect the applicant’s acceptance to the course.

The said policy is applicable both in the classroom and clinical area. on leave (vacation or sick) or has resigned) an authorized representative may be allowed to sign on her behalf. provided that he/she has a grade of 2. 8. ARTICLE II. 4 . In the event that he/she fails in the evaluative exam he/she should reenroll in the aforementioned subjects. The student is evaluated according to the criteria set forth ARTICLE III-EVALUATION. Health Assessment. In the event that the student is found out to be pregnant in the middle of the semester or anytime during the semester.2. In the event that the concerned faculty is not around. RESIDENCE AND REQUIREMENTS Section 1. Returning students are admitted in the same year level if they failed to complete the course/subjects and other requirements in that level. A candidate for graduation at the RTRMFCN must have taken the last curriculum year in this institution.2 and above in Nursing subjects.1. A duly accomplished clearance is required before a student could be admitted to the next semester/year level. Only the authorized instructors are allowed to sign the clearance.Section 5. a. (e. 102 and CHN) in level 2. Only transferees from a Top 10 performing school may be admitted to Level 3. and Health Assessment. NCM 100. Otherwise. Transferees Applicants who obtained credits from other schools may be accepted for admission at the RTRMF-CN 8. and the like. Section 7. 101. Section 2. pregnancy. No student is permitted to enroll in any Nursing subject unless she has satisfactorily passed the pre-requisite subjects. and 102 before he/she will be allowed to enroll for level three.g. she will be advised to stop schooling immediately until after the delivery of the baby and be advised to re-enroll on the semester the subject is offered. marriage. he/she has to retake the Nursing subjects (NCM 101. However the transferee should take and pass (rating of 60%) the evaluative exams in Anatomy and Physiology. He has not failed in any subject (First to Fourth Year) Section 6. Section 8. A transferee may be admitted to second year after he/she has taken and passed (rating of 60%) an evaluative exam in Anatomy and Physiology. NCM 100. Reason for dropping in the middle of the semester could be medical problems.

0 2. Cut-off grade for all Quizzes and Term Tests is 60%.1 2.9 2.5 2. that the student is graduating within the school year and the subject is not offered in RTR for that particular semester or school year.3 2. Section 2. Units in excess of those required per semester shall need special permit from the CHED.1 1.2 1.3 1. Section 3. The academic standing of the student is based on the theory and Related Learning Experiences (RLE) and demonstration of his aptitude and personal fitness for nursing throughout each semester as well as on the results of his quizzes. However.7 1.0 1. graduating students shall be guided by CHED issuances.7 2.Section 3. EVALUATION OF STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE Section 1.4 1. Students should successfully pass all academic and clinical requirements in order to be promoted.8 1. ARTICLE III. Cross Enrollment A student may be allowed to cross enroll in other nursing schools upon written consent of the Dean but only for non-Nursing subjects provided. A student is allowed to carry only the regular semester load. midterm and final examination.2 2. Section 4. Grading System.6 1.5 1. Final examinations are held at the end of each course of instruction. unit test. The following standard system of grading will be followed: Percentage Equivalent Rating 95-100% 94% 93% 92% 91% 90% 89% 88% 87% 86% 85% 84% 83% 82% 81% 80% 79% 78% 77% 1.6 2.8 5 Excellent Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Good Good Good Good Good Average Average Average Average Average Fair Fair Fair .4 2.

The instructor usually gives periodic (unit/monthly/weekly) exams but submits only the Mid-Term and the Final Grades within two weeks after the scheduled examination.76% 2. Section 6. RETENTION. the RLE grade for that semester will be included in the computation of the whole RLE experience at the end of the four year course.9 Fair 75% 3. of Units = Equivalent to Final Grade in RLE (Final Theory Grade + Final RLE Grade) ÷ No. Failure in the theoretical component would also mean failure in RLE. Ratio of Grade in Theory to Related Learning Experience (RLE) Theory Grade X No. of Units = Equivalent to Final Grade in Theory RLE Grade X No. A student who fails in the theoretical component and who wishes to re-enroll the subject on the semester where it is regularly offered will have to enroll the subject (both theory and RLE). ARTICLE IV. Section 7. 6 . The RLE grade will only be incorporated with the theoretical grade if the student passed the theoretical component of the subject. The Midterm grade will be added to the grade in the Finals divided by two to obtain the Final Grade at the end of each semester and summer. Section 5. Reporting of Grades. Cross-enrollment for nursing subjects is not allowed. but which does not indicate failure either such as: NC= No Credit NG= No Grade Such a grade is permanent and can’t be changed subsequently. AND DISMISSAL OF STUDENTS Section 1.0 Failed The school may at its discretion grant a final grade which does not earn credits. No RLE grade will be given separately. Section 4. of units (RLE & theory) = FINAL GRADE Failure in Theoretical component would mean failure in RLE. However.0 Fair 74% and below 5. PROMOTION. A student is promoted to the next (higher) level or semester if he passes in all subjects of the previous semester. A passing mark in a Nursing subject constitutes both the theoretical and Related Learning Experience (RLE) component of the subject.

Death of an immediate family member in which case the student will be required to present the death certificate of the deceased .0. Special Examinations A student may be allowed to take a special exam for the missed quiz/exam only for the following reasons deemed valid: a. Competency Appraisal For Competency Appraisal 1 and 2 (Level 4) a passing rate of sixty percent (60%) after the remedial exam must be maintained. Lacking requirements and/or missed quizzes/exams are the basis for getting a grade of 5. How to compute: Total number of items is 40 At 60% passing score is 24 At 70% passing score is 30 30-24= 6 We subtract 6 from the score of the student. and c. For reasons other than those mentioned above.4 The student will be considered as Passed if the average grade taken from the fifty percent (50%) of the remedial exam and the fifty percent (50%) of the final term grade will reach the set cut off (not lower than 55%).Section 2. Section 5. Section 4. but not lower than 55 percentile rank. Failure of the student to comply with the missed quizzes/exams or requirements during the completion period prescribed will mean a grade of 5.3 Failure of the parent to attend the parent’s conference with the faculty and/or level coordinator constitute as a waiver of his/her right to take the remedial exam. 3. b. 3. if the number of students who failed after the remedial exam is greater than twelve percent (12%) of the total number of students for that particular level.0 for that particular quiz/exam or requirement or zero (0) point for that particular exam. However the faculty may determine the specific rate of the passing percentage for a student to be included in the list of those who will take the remedial exam. Special cases in which approval of the College Dean would be required.1 The passing rate in all examination (quizzes and term tests) as approved by the faculty is 60 percentile rank.2 The remedial examinations shall be given free of charge after the faculty and/or level coordinator have met the parents and/or the legal guardian of the student who failed 3. the case will then be elevated to the Management Committee for further deliberation. Illness/Hospitalization of which medical certificate will be required. This will be done to facilitate the computation of grades at the end of the semester 7 . Section 3. 3. Remedial Exams 3.5 However . the passing rate shall be raised to 70% instead of 60%.

1993) of the required number of hours in a subject would mean NO CREDIT (NC) for that particular subject. Rate of the clinical Instructor will be prorated according to the number of students scheduled for the make up duty and on call.2 etc. Natural Science.) will be presented to the Promotion’s Board for deliberation. Nutrition. Physics. the act has been proven to have been committed. Make up fee for absences and “lates” in the clinical area and “On call” fee shall be paid to the Cashier’s Office. Section 11. Students with grades below 3. A student who fails in any two (2) major subjects shall automatically be prohibited from further enrollment at RTRMFCN.1. if the student formally drops before the Mid-Term Exam (refer to the proper procedure for dropping subjects c/o Registrar’s Office.e. In such case.e. Section 7. Failure in a repeated subject (major or minor) will automatically disqualify the student from continuing his course at RTRMFCN. harmful effects or injuries.01 to 3. A student is allowed to repeat the subject only once. Students obtaining such grades will no longer be presented for deliberation. 3. Section 12. When a student commits errors of negligence in nursing care. He commits any act of Immorality after otherwise proven with concrete and valid evidences. Section 6. A Final Grade of 3. Pharmacology.04 is considered 3. 8 . Chemistry. The amount shall be determined by the Management Committee. he will be advised to shift to another course or transfer to another school. Anatomy and Physiology. 3. Absences due to late enrollment are counted as regular absences unless reason presented is deemed valid and duly approved by the College Dean. Absences exceeding 20% (maximum allowable absences per DECS Order No. 35 s. Section 8. and when after due process. Microbiology and Parasitology. Habitual disregard or deliberate violation of established policies and regulations or any act contrary to the mission/vision of the school or which may be damaging to the integrity and reputation of the school shall be considered for expulsion. NCM 100 to 107) shall be allowed to repeat the subject during the school year the subject is offered. Section 10.0 (i. Section 5. Section 9. b.0 or passed. A student who fails in any major (Nursing) subject (i. where the patient suffered serious. c. upon the deliberation of the nursing and medical faculty and the Dean. Dismissal A student is dismissed when: a.Special Exam fee shall be collected per student per exam.

Uniform in prescribed cut (white top with sports collar. the prescribed uniform shall be worn BEFORE and AFTER every P. Uniform in the prescribed cut b. STUDENT DECORUM All students should be proud of the school where he/she is enrolled in and should make every effort to preserve its integrity and honor through proper behavior at all times whether on or off campus. dark blue slacks) b. Closed black shoes/pumps d. meetings. duty. etc.E. class. class. The Dean and the Faculty of the RTRMFCN reserves the right to recommend/cause the withdrawal/dismissal of any student which in their judgment is found unsuited for the nursing profession and whose retention will adversely affect the standard of the College. The school uniform shall be worn only within the school and hospital premises and on the student’s way to and from these premises.1 Female a. library work. He/she is expected to be guided by the highest standard of personal conduct and dignity. skills laboratory. School Uniform Students are expected to wear the complete prescribed uniform when attending classes. Section 1. The school uniform shall be worn from Monday to Friday (also for Saturday classes) in the school/hospital premises regardless of whether the students is in the campus for classes.E. ARTICLE V. uniform should be worn only during P. plain white undershirt. ward classes.d. etc. ID 1. The P. Name plate c. disco houses.E. 9 . ID The uniform should be clean. neither for posing for an advertisement. Name plate d. well-pressed and well fitting when worn. submission of reports. A nursing student’s public image shall reflect that of the College. It shall not be worn to movie houses. Closed black shoes preferably leather c. Otherwise. A complete uniform consist of the following: 1.2 Male a.

Disciplinary action shall be taken against a student who violates the rules/regulations of the College (and the school). Stealing property or personal effects of others 13. Lending/Borrowing of ID/name plate 4. Long hair should be fixed /tied up with black hair accessories/ornaments only. STUDENT DISCIPLINE Section 1. school campus. Dismissal for cause (Sanctions shall follow what is stipulated in the MANUAL OF REGULATION FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS. Behavior which disrupts classes and other school activities 8. Haircut. and any other fashion accessories are strongly discouraged. either of the following actions shall be made: a. Reprimand with warning b. 2. Suspension from classes and/or RLE c. Non-wearing of the prescribed uniform. billiard halls.2. hotel. Grooming 2. 2. Wearing of earrings. Faddish haircuts and hair coloring are strongly discouraged. Cutting classes 11.Section 2. Loitering in the corridors during class hour 12. Mutilation. skin piercing and tattoos are to be avoided at all cost. arrogance or ill manner towards superiors/ persons of authority or duly authorized personnel 9. Use of cell phones during classes/RLE 10. Involvement in the leakage of examination questions whether direct or indirect 10 . and other gambling places and places of questionable or ill-repute. ARTICLE VI. 8th ed. 1992) The following are grounds for disciplinary action (among others): 1. movie houses. Littering in classroom. bracelets. pension house or dormitory during affiliation (hospital and psychiatry duty). 7. 2. and depending upon the seriousness of the offense committed. Wearing the school uniform in drinking places. Smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages inside the school premises. and clinical area 5. Only wrist watches are allowed when on clinical duty. Gambling within the school premises 6. 3.1. Male students should have their hair cut just above the shirt collar. Female students should have their hair held in place at all times.3. Language or act which shows disrespect.

25. demonstrations. Students are expected to attend all school activities. male sleeping in females’ quarters or vice versa. ceremonies. curricular and co-curricular. 15. bringing or drinking liquors inside the campus. Abortion 31. boycotts. Cheating during school exams and taking exams in behalf of another. and initiation rites. 23. `2. Habitual absenteeism/tardiness without prior notification from the instructor 19. Entering the campus in a state of intoxication. Copying of research paper and other course requirements from another 17. Scandalous display of affection 29. Violation of dormitory rules (i. 22. Acts of immorality 28.3. Participation in unrecognized or secret organizations 26. Proper classroom behavior shall be observed. Possession of fire arms. ordeals. dormitory.14. Bribery 33. Deliberate disruption of academic functions or school activities through illegal assemblies. dorm. Involvement in pornography whether direct or indirect 32. Membership in recognized school organizations is highly encouraged but initiation rites and hazing are prohibited. Immediate dismissal from the school shall be imposed on those who break the rule. Student Behavior 2. inflicting physical injuries and direct physical assault upon another. Participating in illegal activities. pension house. Section 2. The same sanction may be given in organizations not recognized by the school. 27.1.4. All other acts of dishonesty not mentioned above 34. unnecessary loud talk/shouting. food and 2. pickets and/or related activities which tend to create public disorder or disturbance. or chaperon. School harassment/rape 30. Participating in brawls/fighting with another student. Acts of subversion. Boisterous behavior. loitering. Tampering or forging signatures 16. deadly weapons and explosives 21. skirmishes or any disturbing behavior which may be distracting/ disturbing to others are discouraged. hotels utilized during psychiatric affiliation. without the permission from the clinical instructor. Possession or use of prohibited drug 20.e. Vandalism. going home beyond curfew hour and other rules stipulated during the psychiatric affiliation. sedition and insurgency 24.2. This means that desks and floors shall be free from graffiti. 2. wanton destruction of college property 18. Going out of the classroom. 11 . 35. guardian. hazing.

Candidates for graduation must file their application for Graduation with the Office of the Dean preferably a month before the scheduled graduation provided.1. Has maintained desirable attitudes and behavior. NICU.1.4. Applicants must be cleared from school accounts and property responsibilities.2. Without such.written explanation c. c.one day absence 3. 3. HONORS/AWARDS Section 1. Only the student’s with the “Student’s Copy” of the enrolment form shall be admitted to class. b. 1. A late student shall receive the following disciplinary actions: a. Has not failed in any subject throughout the entire program of studies both in theory and Related Learning Experiences (RLE) 1. A student who is absent from laboratory/RLE classes and during exams will have to secure an admission slip from the Dean or authorized representative.3. ARTICLE VIII.3. per subject from the start of the class shall be considered absent. A student who fails to report after the grace period of 30 mins. 12 .3. Second offense. he will not be admitted. GRADUATION Section 1. No special classes or tutorial are given. Only students who have satisfactorily completed all requirements of the RTRMFCN will be allowed to graduate. they have completed their OB. Final ratings and selection of honors for graduation will be based on the following: 1. All other requirements/requisites for graduation have been complied with. 3. First offense. Third offense. A student who is absent will be held responsible for his make-up or selfstudy of the lessons missed.warning b.2. In a basic BSN student who have completed 75% of the total No. a 1. Tardiness. OR. and Research requirements. CHN.Section 3. 1. of units of the BSN Curriculum at the RTRMFCN. Attendance and Punctuality 3.2.1. A full time student reporting for classes shall report directly and submit his attendance card to the Instructor-In-Charge. ARTICLE VII. 1. Absences a.

4. medication errors. A graduating student who showed excellent performance in the Related Learning Experiences (RLE) throughout his entire nursing course is eligible to be awarded the “Award for Best in Clinical Performance” on his graduation. 3.g. Section 3. contribution or donation of any kind aside from school fees will not be allowed except as may be recommended by the Student Body Organizations and duly authorized and approved by the Dean. the student who obtains the Highest and Second Highest weighted average throughout the entire nursing course will be awarded the “Award for Academic Proficiency” provided: a.2.0-1. He/ She has taken at least 75% of the entire academic load at RTRMFCN 3. He/ She has not committed any serious mistake/violation in the clinical area (e.3.) 3. and c.Section 2. He/ She has taken all nursing subjects at the RTRMFCN b. Negligence in executing nursing procedures.3-1. ARTICLE IX: MISCELLANEOUS Section 1 Collection of fees. etc. A graduating student who is both the recipient of the “Highest in Academic Performance” and “Best in Clinical Performance” awards may be considered for the “Model Student Nurse of the Year” award and shall be given the Plaque of Recognition.1. He/ She has taken all nursing subjects at RTRMFCN b. Academic Honors 95%-93% 92-91% 90-88% = = = 1. A graduating student who obtains the Highest and Second highest GWA throughout its entire nursing course is eligible to be given the Award (for Academic Excellence).4 (Very Good) MAGNA CUM LAUDE 1. breach of discipline. He/ She has taken at least 75% of the entire academic load at RTRMFCN. provided: a.3.2 (Excellent) SUMMA CUM LAUDE 1. 3. In the event that no graduating student qualifies for Latin Honors/ Academic Honors.5-1. A graduating student who displayed excellent abilities in organizing and leading student’s co-curricular activities which contributed substantially to the welfare the College and the Community shall be eligible to be awarded the “Award for Exceptional Leadership on his graduation provided that He/ She has not failed any subject (first year to Fourth Year). Awards 3.7 (Good) CUM LAUDE The above percentage refers to the weighted average of the student from First year to Fourth year. 13 .

Black umbrella 11. Tape measure 14 . Penlight with battery 9. Bond papers 7. Student who goes on duty should have the following: 1.Section 2 Activities which require additional safety measures or those which are offcampus and/or entail travel shall be properly coordinated with the SAO through an official written request signed by the President of the organization. PHN bag with proper contents 10. Checking time: RTR HOSPITAL 5:45 AM for students starting their duty at 6:00 AM 1:45 AM for students starting their duty at 2:00 PM 9:45 AM for students starting their duty at 10:00 PM EVRMC/ Bethany Hospital/ Leyte Provincial Hospital 6:45 AM for students starting their duty at 7:00 AM 2:45 PM for students starting their duty at 3:00 PM 10: 45 PM for students starting their duty at 11:00 PM Section 5 Requirements (kit) A. Stethoscope and BP apparatus 8. blue. Section 3 The student on clinical assignment should be in complete prescribed uniform (refer to Article X Section 6) Section 4 Checking of attendance in the Clinical area Checking of attendance. Faculty Adviser and College Dean at least three (3) days before the function. ARTICLE X: CLINICAL EXPERIENCE/RLE POLICIES Section 1 One unit RLE=51 hours/semester=[3 hours x 17 weeks] Section 2 The clinical assignment is prepared by the respective level coordinators and approved by the Dean. Rulers 5. Plain wristwatch with second hand properly functioning 2. grooming. Red. Bandage scissors 3. Parent’s or Guardian’s permit and statement of waiver will be strictly required. and clinical requirements is done 15 minutes before clinical reporting time. Long plastic envelope 6. The approved assignments should be followed strictly. and black ball pens 4.

should not be worn when commuting to and from the hospital. white nurse’s stockings. blue. 5cc) 16. however. or when posing for an advertisement. malls. Gloves 24. Students assigned in the hospital wards: 1. Small ruler 5. Section 6 Grooming 6. Nail cutter 4. Disposable syringes (2cc. The nurse’s cap and apron are removed after the hospital experience. The uniform shall not be worn to movie houses. Alcohol 19. Pen light with batteries 7. and on the students’ way to and from the hospital. Mask 23. Stethoscope and sphygmomanometer 11. black.2 The clinical uniform shall be worn only within the hospital premises. Endorsement. Cotton balls (wet and dry) 17. and Charting) 12. 3cc. Tourniquet 18. For male students: clinical uniform prescribed by the School 6. Thermometer tray with oral and rectal thermometers 8. For female students: White apron over the prescribed school uniform White nursing/duty shoes. Dust cloth wrapped in cellophane 13. green ball pens 6. Bandage scissors 3. nurse’s cap.1 The prescribed uniform for clinical duty shall be: a.1 Uniforms 6. Tape measure Each missing item in the kit shall mean 1 tardy mark.B. Notebook (Auditing. The apron. Medicine glasses (at least 2 pieces) 14. Plaster 15.1. Sewing kit 20. Medicine tray with green lining 10. 15 . Medical dictionary 22. disco houses. Red. Three missing items would mean one absence. name pin b.1. Drug handbook 21. Disinfectant solutions (Zephiran Chloride) and wipes 9. Plain wristwatch with second hand functioning properly 2.

3 6.5 Hair be neatly fixed Light Facial Make-up Students should smell fresh and clean. and NICU should wear the prescribed OR scrub suit. He arrives after the roll call (late) b. The blouse should cover the buttocks. Wearing of jewelry is not allowed while on clinical duty/ practicum during related learning experience.3 Students assigned in the DR. Strong perfumes are not allowed. OR. name pin. Section 7 Tardiness 7. 6. OR cap. OR mask. Stockings must be clean and without snags.14 Students assigned in the community should wear the prescribed uniform—dark pants/ slacks and white blouse.6 Shoes should be clean and white. The school uniform should be worn by the student and should change into his scrub suit when in the OR suite already.1.6 Clinical case notebook should be brought by the student when going on duty to special areas (OR/DR/NICU) to be properly accomplished after each case.1. 6. shall be given one tardy mark on his attendance. cap.2 6. The student shall be made to undergo a make-up duty for this. 7. 6. 6. Students caught wearing jewelry shall be dealt with accordingly. Students should never wear the OR gown with the smock gown when going out of the special area. The attire should only be worn for its intended purpose. a. b. 6. mask should be kept inside a plastic envelope when not in use.5 No student shall be allowed to go on duty without the prescribed uniform for that specific experience. and prescribed OR footwear as they enter the OR. 16 .1.1 A student is considered tardy if: a.2 A student who arrives late must present himself to his clinical instructor so he/she will be recorded as tardy and not absent.6. 6.3 Three times being tardy would mean one day absence. OR sneakers should be changed/ replaced with the nurse’s shoes when going out of the Operating Room or Delivery Room. He is not within the group presenting for check-up time 7. Likewise. close black shoes with white socks.7 A poorly groomed student will not be allowed to go on duty and/or depending upon his deficiency. The OR gown. He has not yet worn his uniform during check-up time c. Pants/slacks should not be tight-fitting.4 6. Three deficiencies shall constitute one absence.

3:16 upward. he/ she should notify the clinical instructor/ coordinator in writing/phone calls.1 He/ she fails to report for clinical experience/ practicum in his assigned area. Any doubt about the schedule shall be referred to the Level Coordinator. If the absence is five days or more.3.4 A student who is tardy 40% of the number of hours required for a clinical experience for the semester will repeat the clinical experience for the semester.6 He/ she lacks the basic requirement (NCP).4 The absentee should present an admission slip signed by the Dean/ Clinical Coordinator upon return from an absence. Make-up duty should be done on the area where the student incurred the absence(s) and payment should be made at the Cashier’s Office 9. Notification should be made within the first two hours of clinical duty. Failure to do so shall mean or be considered an unexcused absence.3.2 He/ she is late beyond for 30 minutes from check-up time 8.3 Unexcused absences will mean a make-up twice the number of hours missed.3. a medical certificate shall be required.7.2 Students have to follow strictly their RLE schedule. and approved by the affiliating agency. 8. 8. Section 9 Make-Up Duty and Completion Duty 9.3 A student is considered absent if: 8.5 Completion of cases (OR/ DR/ NICU) should be made after accomplishing the “on call” form properly signed by the Clinical Instructor/ Clinical Coordinator/ Dean and the fees be paid at the Cashier’s Office before it would be forwarded for approval at the hospital where the duty is to be done.4 He/ she lacks three items in his kit 8. 9.3.3.1 A student who arrives more than 15 minutes from the start of the clinical duty is considered absent (7:16 upward. 17 . 8. or is due to sickness. Section 8 Absences 8. 11:16 upward).5 Whenever a student cannot report for clinical duty. This may be a ground for non-admittance to the college for the next semester. 9. 8. 8. The schedule shall fall only during the semestral or summer break.3 He/ she has been tardy three times regardless of the number of hours 8. A letter from the parents/ guardian shall also be required. noted by the Dean.2 Excused absences will mean making up for the hours missed.5 He/ she has three deficiencies in grooming.3.1 The student should go on make-up for every absence whether unexcused or excused. In this case. Failure to follow the schedule would mean an absence incurred for RLE.4 Make-up duty schedules shall be made by the Level Coordinator. incurred in the clinical area. 9. the student is required to do his assignment 8.

18 . The Clinical Instructor will be the one to receive the phone call.2 A student should always read the case of the patient (Nursing Audit) for him to be able to function effectively as a nurse.3 Giving of medication without the knowledge of the Clinical Instructor 11.6 Disrespect for authority 11.7. Disciplinary measures may be instituted by the Clinical Instructor for slight mistakes.7.4 Negligence resulting to damage to the patient 11. 10.7 Repeated errors in charting 11. The properly signed waiver should be submitted to their designated Clinical Instructor or Clinical Coordinator the day before duty or upon reporting to duty. nursing care even if it was not actually done. Failure to submit the properly signed waiver would mean non-admittance to the clinical duty and clinical coordinator/dean should be informed about the incident.3 In relation to Psychiatric Affiliation.3 Student should be prepared for ward classes and discussions. Section 11 Discipline 11.1 Violation of any of the 10 Rights in giving medications 11.7.7.7. however. Carigara). 11. But the concerned Clinical Instructor should be informed.7 Disciplinary measures shall be imposed if the student commits: 11. 11. 11. 11. stealing 11.e.1 Students should audit the day before duty.6 Students should not receive visitors and personal phone calls except in emergency cases. under timing.8 Disciplinary action(s) will depend upon the severity of the offense and the frequency of having committed the mistake.5 Dishonesty—i. the Dean will make arrangements with regards to the place the students will stay during their entire affiliation. 11. 10. Information regarding “Rules and Regulations” in relation to Psychiatric affiliation is discussed during the Parents’ Meeting at the start of the first semester of Third Year during the orientation on school policies.1 A student should accomplish a waiver properly signed by the parents/ guardian if he/ she is scheduled to go on duty to affiliating agencies outside of Tacloban City (ex. Burauen. 11.2 The group will make arrangements regarding their transportation in going to their assigned hospital/ health center/ birthing unit and in coming back to Tacloban City.7. recording the drug or therapies. Grave or serious mistakes.5 Students shall fill out the assignment sheet upon reporting for duty.7. Failure to do so is a reason not to let a student go on duty. Dulag.4 Assignments and requirements are to be accomplished at home and not during duty time.2 Omission of treatment/ medications 11. will be presented to the Faculty and Dean for deliberation. Abuyog.Section 10 Affiliation Outside Tacloban City 10.

Section 14 In addition. Such should be submitted to the Dean within 24 hours.Section 12 Violations: 12. Loitering. ARTICLE XI HOSPITAL CONDUCT Section 1 Proper decorum is expected of all nursing students at all times and in all places. Section 7 Maintain confidentiality over information received from patients or obtained from patient’s records. Section 6 Abide all hospital policies. Use them for their intended purposes. Likewise. preparing medications.1 A verbal warning will be given after the first offense. and professionalism. Section 3 Observe silence. visitors. eating. Section 4 Show politeness and thoughtfulness not only to faculty members. Respect the patient’s privacy. kindness. Section 1-12 also applies when the student is on Community Health Experience Practicum. 12. expenses. Section 5 Relationship with other members of the health team are to be imbued with the spirit of generosity. Decorum include ways of acting and speaking in a polite and refined manner. rules. snacks. Speak in a modulated voice. nurses. transportation. lunch. and treatment. the student will make a letter of explanation. and regulations.2 For every violation. doctors. and hospital employees but also to patients. unnecessary chatting are to be avoided. their families. 12. and other persons working for the patient. Section 8 The nurse station is for studying patient’s records. Section 13 This Article. Section 9 Use hospital supplies judiciously and wisely. and course requirements when in Community Nursing Affiliation/ Practicum are to be shouldered by the students. all expenses. 19 . an Incident Report will be made by the Clinical Instructor. helpfulness.2 Succeeding violations of the clinical policies will be presented to the faculty for deliberation. for charting. Section 2 Always knock before entering any room unless otherwise specified. Article X.

and classes. Students should always bear in mind the needs of the patient. 20 . Section 20 Receiving gifts of whatever form from patients in the hospital should be avoided. ection 16 Liquor/ Beer/ Alcoholic drinks/ Smoking are not allowed in the clinical area/ hospital premises or canteen. manicuring. Section 12 Visiting. magazines etc. Section 23 Losses and breakage of hospital wares/ supplies are to be reported to the clinical instructor. and are to be replaced within three days or the shortest time possible. Students take turns in leaving the clinical area.Section 10 Reading of newspapers. and transacting personal business in the clinical area is prohibited. the clinical instructor should be notified. In unavoidable circumstances. should be done outside the clinical area. Notify staff nurses before leaving the hospital for break. Section 13 Cutting of hair. Section 18 Borrowing or using patient’s articles is not allowed. an Incident Report will be made by the clinical instructor and to be submitted to the Dean within 24 hours for proper disciplinary action on those concerned. are not to be done in the clinical area. Section 14 The hospital TELEPHONE is used for official purposes. Section 15 Fifteen minutes is allowed for the snack period and thirty minutes for lunch/ dinner of the students. Section 22 For noncompliance or violations of any of the above rules. Section 11 Buying and selling of whatever items in the clinical area is prohibited. pedicuring. Section 19 Sitting on the patient’s bed is prohibited except when caring for pediatric patients and psychiatric patients. off duty. Section 17 Endorsement are to be made carefully and thoroughly in written and/or verbal forms to the staff nurse before leaving the hospital. Section 21 Students are expected to stay in their area of assignment only or in other designated area with the permission of the clinical instructor. senior nurse. or nurse supervisor. loitering. staff. Public telephone (if any) may be used for the necessary private calls with prior permission from the clinical instructor.

Section 26 Students who commit error(s) shall be dealt with accordingly by the Dean after a thorough investigation and consultation with the members of the faculty. notify at once the clinical instructor. If he/she is not around at the moment. Sanctions will be applied to whoever will violate the school . Section 25 The student responsible for the error/ accident will submit two copies of the Accident/ Incident Report within 24 hours. hospital and affiliation rules. Section 3 Follow the rules and regulations but not limited to the following wit: 3.1 1. or donations of any kind aside from school fees.3 No drinking of alcohol beverages inside the Pension House and Hospital Premises 21 . Section 2 Student Relations 1. ARTICLE XII PUBLIC STUDENT RELATIONS Section 1 A nursing student’s public image shall reflect that of the College. notify any of the following: staff nurse. Rules and Regulation. contributions. One copy is personally submitted to the clinical instructor concerned.Section 24 When errors or accidents occur. will not be allowed except as may be authorized and approved by the Student Body Organization and the Dean. Co-curricular activities that may be made during or after the school periods must have a written consent from their parents and duly confirmed and approved by the Dean ARTICLE XIII MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING AFFILIATION POLICIES Section 1 Follow strictly the RTRMF Nursing Policies..2 No viewing of pornographic materials 3. VSMMC Rules and Regulations and Pension House Rules. He/ She is expected to be guided by the highest standard of personal conduct and dignity.1 No smoking inside the room of the Pension House and Hospital Premises 3.2 Collection of fees. or the physician-in-charge of the patient. policies and regulations Section 2 Waiver shall be signed by the parents /or guardians and affiliation fees be paid one week before departure for Cebu Affiliation. whether in the base hospital or affiliating agency. He should refrain from entering gambling places and houses of questionable reputation. and the other copy will go to the Student’s Permanent File. nurse supervisor.

money.6.1 Dance therapy 4.6. 3.6. Seminar fee pegged by the hospital is Php 750.7 No deadly weapons nor sharp objects inside the rooms of the affiliates 3.8 Socialization 4.9 News sharing therapy 4.person activity 4.6 Male affiliates are not allowed to stay much more to sleep over in the room of the female affiliates and vices versa 3.5 Remotivation technique 4.8 No intake nor possession of illegal drugs and other prohibited substances.4 Art therapy 4.6.11 Draw.12 Ball games 4. sign at the logbook and leave the ID at the information counter of the hotel or with coordinator.12 No visitors allowed on weekdays and weekends especially if there are school and Related Learning Experience activities.6.2 Mental status exam 4.11 No quarreling.6 Health education 4.6.6.a. 3. 3.6.00/student 22 .9 No gambling inside the hospital premises and pension house. Section 4 Activities in the Ward: 4.7 Community meeting 4.3 Medication 4.13 Visitors indicated in the consent form should bring should bring ID . 3.6. 3.14 No one is allowed to go to the bank to withdraw money alone.6 Group Activity: 4. clothing. 3.4 Reading of endorsement 4.6.6.3. books and etc.10 No stealing of cell phone.1 Psychosocial assessment 4.7 Basic Life Support Seminar and return Demonstration is a new requirement of VSMMC before a student is allowed to affiliate at the Psychiatric ward.10 Culminating activity 4. no fights nor brawls.5 No visitors allowed inside the rooms of the affiliates 3.4 No going out without written permission from the coordinator/chaperon 3.3 Sensory-motor stimulation 4. she/he should with a Clinical Instructor.5 Stretching 4.2 Music therapy 4.6.

REMEDIOS TRINIDAD ROMUALDEZ MEDICAL FOUNDATION College of Nursing Tacloban City THE DEAN College of Nursing Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Medical Foundation This is to acknowledge receipt of a copy of the College of Nursing. Full Name in Print: ______________________________________________ Signature: _________________________ Date: _________________________ 23 . Doña Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Medical Foundation STUDENT HANDBOOK on GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS ON CLASSROOM. I have accepted and agreed to be bound it during the entire duration of my stay at the RTR Medical Foundation. CLINICAL AND CAMPUS DISCIPLINE. I have understood its provision after they have been explained by the Level Coordinator or designated college authority.