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Theoretical Foundations in Nursing (TFN)


  This course deals with the meta concepts of a person, health, environment and nursing as viewed by the different theorists. Likewise, it includes non-nursing theories such as systems, developmental and change theories. It presents how these concepts and theories serve as guide to nursing practice. It further deals with health as a multifactorial phenomenon and the necessary core competencies that the nurse needs to develop.



Anatomy and Physiology (Ana/Physio)


  This course deals with the physiologic concepts, principles and basic anatomical structure.



Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (NCM 100)


  This course provides the students with the overview of nursing as a science, an art and a profession. It deals with the concept of man as a holistic being comprised of bio- psycho- socio and spiritual dimension. It includes a discussion on the different roles of a nurse emphasizing health promotion, maintenance of health as well as prevention of illness utilizing the nursing process. It includes the basic nursing skills needed in the care of individual clients.



Health Assessment (HA)


  The course deals with concepts, principles and techniques of history taking using various tools, physical examination (head to toe), psychosocial assessment and interpretation of laboratory findings to arrive at a nursing diagnosis on the client across the lifespan in community and hospital settings.



Community Health Nursing (CHN)


  This course focuses on the care of population groups and community as clients utilizing concepts and principles in community health development. It also describes problems, trends and issues in the Philippine and global health care systems affecting community health nursing practice.



Microbiology and Parasitology (Micro/Para)


  This course is designed to assist students in the study of important microorganisms and parasites. It explains the physiology and pathogenic properties of bacteria, fungi and viruses as an introduction to disease causation, their biology, the infections they cause, host response to these infections and their mode of transmission, prevention, treatment and nursing responsibilities.

  The laboratory experiences provide specimen collection, handling and processing of specimens for isolation and identification of microorganisms and parasites involved in the infectious processes.



Care of Mother, Child and Family (NCM 101)


  Principles and techniques of caring for the normal mothers, infants, children and family and the application of principles and concepts on family and family health nursing process.



Care of Mother, Child, Family and Population Group At-Risk or with Problems (NCM 102)


  This course deals with the concept of disturbances and pre-existing health problems of pregnant women and the pathologic changes during intrapartum and post partum periods. This course further deals with the common problems occurring during infancy to adolescence stage.



Nutrition and Diet Therapy (NuDiet)


  This course deals with the study of food in relation to health. It covers nutrients and other substances and their action, and interaction and balance in relation to health and diseases and the process by which organism ingests, digests, absorbs, transports, utilizes and excretes food substance. It will also focus in the therapeutic and food service aspects of the delivery of nutritional services in hospitals and other health care institutions.



Pharmacology (Pharma)


  This course deals with pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, clinical/therapeutic uses and toxicology of drugs. Emphasis is given on how a drug works to anticipate when giving a drug to a patient are of paramount importance since nursing responsibilities include administering drugs, assessing drug effects, intervening to make a drug more tolerable, and providing teaching about drugs and the drug regimen.



Health Education (HealthEd)


  The course includes discussions on health education concepts, principles, theories and strategies as they apply in the clinical and classroom situations.



Informatics (IT)


  This course deals with the use of information technology system and data standards based on nursing informatics principles/theories. It further deals with the utilization of clinical information systems in the management and decision-making of patient care. A laboratory session shall be provided for practice application.



Care of Clients with Problems in Oxygenation, Fluid and Electrolyte Balance, Nutrition and Metabolism and Endocrine (NCM 103)


  This course deals with the principles and techniques of nursing care management of sick clients across lifespan with emphasis on the adult and the older person, population group in any setting with alterations/problems in oxygenation, fluid and electrolyte balance, nutrition and metabolism and endocrine function.



Care of Clients with Problems in Inflammatory and Immunologic Response and perception and Coordination (NCM 104)


  This course deals with the concepts, principles and theories of human behavior and the care of the sick client across the lifespan with emphasis on the adult and the older person, population group experiencing alterations in Inflammatory and Immunologic Response and perception and coordination in varied settings.



Care of Clients with Maladaptive Patterns of Behavior (NCM 105)


  The course is designed to focus on health and illness across the lifespan of clients, population groups with acute and chronic psychosocial difficulties and psychiatric illnesses.



Bioethics


  This course deals with the application of ethico-moral and legal concepts and principles to issues that affect the practice of nursing. These provide the basis for appropriate decision making given varied situations, to prepare the learner to render effective, efficient and safe nursing care. Furthermore, related learning experiences provide opportunities to concretize commitment to nursing. The critical thinking process shall be used in the unit with the objective of developing the intellectual capacity to conceptualize and contextualize what students know about particular ethico-moral and legal issues.



Nursing Research I (NRes I)


  This is an introductory course intended to equip the nursing students with concepts, principles in research starting form an overview of the major phases of the research process. The course will include discussions form formulation to dissemination of research findings, focus on the formulation of a research problem to the selection of the research design, planning and choosing the appropriate research tools for data gathering. This course will require the student of group to present a research proposal in a colloquium with the application of knowledge and demonstration of skills and attitude in the conceptual, design and planning phases of the research process.



Care of Clients with Problems in Cellular Aberrations, Acute Biologic Crisis, Emergency and Disaster Nursing (NCM 106)


  It deals with the principles and techniques of nursing care management of sick clients across the lifespan with emphasis on the adult and older person with alteration/problems in cellular aberration, acute biologic crisis, including emergency and disaster nursing and IV Therapy.



Nursing Leadership and Management (Lecture) - NCM 107-A


  This course deals with the concepts, principles, theories and methods of developing nursing leaders and managers in the hospital and community-based settings. It also includes ethico-moral/legal aspects of health care and nursing practice and the nurses’ responsibilities for personal and professional growth.



Nursing Leadership and Management (RLE) - NCM 107-B


  This course deals with the application of the concepts, principles, theories and methods of developing nursing leaders and managers in the hospital and community-based settings. It also includes ethico-moral/legal aspects of health care and nursing practice and the nurses’ responsibilities for personal and professional growth.



Nursing Research II (NRes II)


  This course is a continuation of Nursing Research 1 which includes collection of data, analysis, interpretation, summary and conclusion and recommendation. Advising is done throughout the practicum sessions. The course will provide the student/group an opportunity to undergo the final research defense process to appreciate data gathering, analyze and interpret study results disseminate the findings and make recommendations based on the results of their respective studies.



Competency Appraisal II (CA II)


  This course deals with the application of the concepts, principles and processes basic to the practice of nursing with emphasis on health promotion, health maintenance, preventive, risk reduction, curative and rehabilitative aspects of care of sick individual with alterations in cellular aberrations, adjustment problems and maladaptive patterns of behavior, acute biologic crisis, disaster and emergency. It includes the utilization of the nursing process and the core competencies under the eleven (11) key areas of responsibility.



Intensive Nursing Practicum (INP)


  Actual application of the theories, principles and concepts of clinical nursing practice to groups of clients in varied settings to refine nursing skills in the different basic nursing services including community. Emphasis is placed on integrating the multiple roles of professional nursing as a vehicle to enhance critical thinking and communication skills.



Nursing Electives:

  Students shall choose at least two Electives (Elective I and Elective II) to Complete the BS Nursing Program.


  Elective I is taken in the 3rd Year 2nd Semester. Choices for Elective I are as follows:


  1. Parent-Child Nursing
  2. Spiritual Care Nursing
  3. Hospice Palliative Care

  Elective II is taken in the 4th Year, 1st Semester. Choices for Elective II are as follows:


  1. Acute / Critical Care Nursing
  2. Quality Health Care and Nursing
  3. Care of the Chronically ill and the Older Person


ELECTIVE I(Elec I):


Parent Child Nursing


  Nursing interventions/strategies for the prevention and/or management of behavioral problems of children arising from parent-child relationships.



Spiritual Care Nursing


  The course deals with the history, philosophy, theories, principles, process, modes and interventions of spiritual care. Emphasis is made on the process of spiritual formation and the role of nurses in providing spiritual care.



Hospice Palliative Care


  This course includes the concepts, principles and theories of hospice palliative care.



ELECTIVE II(Elec II):


Acute / Critical Care Nursing


  This course is designed to introduce the student to care for critically ill patients. Emphasis is on rapid assessment, setting priorities, rapid decision-making and appropriate nursing interventions. The course may include cases with cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, neurologic, and multisystem alterations.



Quality Health Care and Nursing


  This course deals with the concepts, principles and dimensions of quality health care, quality standards for Health Provider Organization is and implementing a Performance Improvement/management program in the health care system.



Care of the Chronically Ill and the Older Person


  It deals with the concepts, principles and techniques of nursing care management of those with chronic illness and the older persons