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Philippine Board Of Nursing Course Syllabus 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. Mobility and immobility E. Skin integrity F. Sensory alteration G. Substance abuse 5. Basic Physiological Needs A. Oxygenation B. Nutrition C. Rest and sleep D. Fluid and electrolyte balance E. Urinary elimination F. Bowel elimination G. Activity and exercise 6. A. B. C. Basic Psychosocial Needs Safety and security Love and belonging Spiritual needs

D. Sexuality and sexual needs E. Self concept F. Death, grief and grieving G. Sensory deprivation and body image H. Crisis intervention 7. Basic Nursing Skills A. Nursing process B. Admission and discharge C. Vital signs D. Physical examination and health assessment E. Administration of medications F. Asepsis and infection control G. Emergency measures H. Wound care I. Care of the dying and the dead J. Perioperative care K. Others 8. Ethico-legal Aspects A. Nursing ethics B. Legal aspects in the practice of nursing C. The Philippine Nursing Law D. Related laws affecting the practice of nursing E. Continuing education for nurses F. Professional organizations of nursing 9. Management and Leadership A. Theories and principles of management B. Standards of nursing practice C. Elements of administration and management/functions of management D. Leadership style E. Organization F. Staffing G. Patient Care Classification System H. Patterns/modalities of nursing care 10. Basic Research A. Ethics and scientific research B. The scientific approach C. Research process D. Research design/methodology E. Steps in doing research MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSING I. Description Concepts, theories, principles and processes basic to the delivery of safe and quality nursing care of mother and child. It encompasses promotive and preventive care of mothers with normal health conditions including curative and rehabilitative care to those with disturbances in reproductive health. Further, it focuses on the nursing care to children in various stages of growth and development. II. Terminal Competencies 1. Utilizes the nursing processes in the care of mother and child/their families and communities. 2. Communicates effectively with the clients and families as well as with other members of the health team in various settings. 3. Demonstrates leadership and management skills in promoting safe and quality nursing care to clients. 4. Utilizes concepts, theories and principles in the care of clients. 5. Utilizes research findings to improve the nursing care to clients, family and community. 6. Adheres to ethico-legal and moral imperatives of health care. 7. Recognizes his/her responsibility for personal and professional growth and development. III. Content Outline 1. Foundation of Maternal and Child Health Nursing Practice/Biophysical Aspects of Human Reproduction A. Philosophy, goals B. Concepts, theories, principles and standards of care C. Anatomy and physiology D. Sexuality E. Menstrual cycle F. Responsible parenthood G. Theories and principles of growth and development

2. Pregnancy-Antepartum A. Stages of fetal development B. Signs and symptoms of pregnancy C. Nursing care D. Birth setting and alternative methods of delivery E. Physiological and psychological changes of pregnancy F. Needs of pregnant women G. Danger signs and symptoms H. Complications of pregnancy 3. Pregnancy-intrapartum A. Theories of labor B. Components of labor: 3 P-s C. Nursing care during labor D. Analgesia and anesthesia of labor and delivery E. Complications of labor and delivery 4. Postpartum and Newborn A. Placental stage B. Nursing care of the mother C. Nursing care of the newborn D. Breast feeding/rooming-in E. Complications of postpartum 5. Puerperium and Infancy A. Involution B. Care of the mother C. Physical, motor, cognitive, psycho-social and language development D. Well-baby care E. Nutrition, immunization, play activities F. Common problems/disorders of infancy 6. Toddler A. Physical, motor, cognitive, psycho-social, language and moral development B. Toilet training C. Well-baby care D. Nutrition, immunization, play activities E. Common problems/disorders of toddlers 7. Pre-Schooler/Schooler A. Physical, cognitive, psycho-social and moral development B. Sibling rivalry C. Play activities D. Sex education E. Common problems/disorders of pre-schooler/schooler 8. Pre-adolescent/Adolescent A. Physical, psycho-social and moral development B. Sex characteristics C. Needs and tasks D. Common problems/disorders of pre-adolescent/adolescent 9. Problems/Disorders in Children A. Prematurity B. Congenital malformations C. Nephrotic Syndrome D. Metabolic disturbances F. Infectious diseases 10. Problem/Disorders in Mothers including gynecologic disorders A. High risk maternal conditions B. Pregrancy related conditions C. Metabolic, cardiac, hematologic aberrations in pregrancy D. Menopause E. Cellular aberrations of the reproductive organs F. Degenerative disorders of women COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE NURSING

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

3. Primary Health Care A. Definition B. Conceptual framework C. Essential elements D. Types of PHC workers 4. Health Programs, Services and Strategies A. Maternal and child health B. Nutrition C. Dental hygience D. Environmental sanitation E. Vital and health statistics F. Occupational health G. Health education 5. Care of Older Persons A. Needs of older persons Issues and concerns C. Common diseases affecting older persons D. Nursing functions and responsibilities 6. Community Health Nursing A. Definition and concepts B. Philosophy, goals and objectives C. Principles and process D. Levels of care 7. Roles, Functions and Responsibilities of the Community Health Nurse A. Nursing process B. Nursing procedures C. Nursing management D. Nursing research E. Personal and professional development 8. Nursing Care of clients with communicable diseases A. General principles and techniques B. Epidemiology C. Prevention and control D. Nursing functions and responsibilities 9. Nursing Care of clients with Non-Communicable Diseases

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

6. Care of Patients with Integumentary Disorders

A. Structure, function and assessment B. Protection of the skin, hair and nail C. Restoring skin structure and function 7. Care of Patients with Hematologic Disorders A. Basic concepts of hematology assessment B. Blood transfusion C. Erythrocytes disorders D. Diagnostic procedures 8. A. B. C. Care of Patients with Neurologic Disorders Structure, function and assessment Head and spinal injury Diagnostic procedures

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

B. Predisposing factors C. Common organ systems affected by psychological factors D. Nursing care and psychopharmacology 6. Personality disorders A. Psychodynamics of personality disorders B. Predisposing factors C. Types of personality disorders D. Nursing care and psychopharmacology 7. Emotional responses and mood disorders A. Psychodynamics of mood disorders B. Predisposing factors C. Alterations in mood D. Treatment modalities, psychopharmacology and nursing care 8. Thought disorders (Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders) A. Theories of etiology of schizophrenia B. Types of schizophrenia C. Primary and secondary symptoms of schizophrenia D. Treatment modalities, psychopharmacology and nursing care 9. A. B. C. Substance abuse and related disorders Alcoholism Drug abuse and dependence Treatment modalities, psychopharmacology and nursing care

10. Organic Mental Syndrome and Disorders A. Etiology B. Fundamental principles in the care of cognitively impaired person C. Organic mental syndrome D. Organic mental disorders E. Treatment modalities, psychopharmacology and nursing care

Posted by Budek on Friday, July 28, 2006 at 2:00 PM Permalink

This is EXACTLY the coverage in Nursing Board Exam. Posted by jr_robis | 4:33 PM is this the coverage of the last board exams or for the next exams in december? Posted by Anonymous | 7:14 PM this is the coverage for the december 2006 board as well as last june 2006 board... i was surprised kasi they appear EXACTLY as what robis said.. as in EXACTLY thats why i posted it and put it on the sidebar as soon as i read it. Posted by Budek | 8:01 PM How about for the June 2007, any news for the syllabus? Posted by amiah | 12:04 PM Post a Comment

Tips on Preparing for the Nurse Licensure Examination (Local Board)

Four (4) gruelling years of academic and clinical training Five (5) Major Operation Scrubs, Five (5) Minor Operation Scrubs Five (5) Delivery Room Handles, Five (5) Delivery Room Assists, Five (5) Cord Dresses Countless Case Studies and Presentations Countless Nursing Care Plans and Nursing Assessments Countless Drug Studies and Defense Hundreds of patients across the life span with varying needs

These are a few of the things every nursing student needs to complete before earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. However, being conferred with a BSN degree is not enough for one to be allowed to practice Nursing in the Philippines. As provided in Article IV, Section 12 of Republic Act 9173 otherwise known as Philippine Nursing Act of 2002, all applicants for license to practice nursing shall be required to pass a written examination. Like any other examination, a thorough preparation is imperative to ensure one's success in the Philippine Nurse Licensure Examination. With the vast scope of nursing, one may get lost in the thick of preparations. Listed are a few of the important areas which should not be missed in reviewing for the local board examination.

Community Health Nursing. Get a copy of the book published by the Department of Health on Community Health Nursing in the Philippines. Most, if not all, of the community health nursing questions in the local board examination are culled from this book. Master the vaccination schedules, communicable diseases, community diagnosis, principles of home visit, and the bag technique. Psychiatric Nursing. Brush up on therapeutic use of self (Therapeutic communication), defense/coping mechanisms, psychiatric drugs, and DSM IV. Maternal and Child Health Nursing. Know by heart the concepts on Menstruation, Pregnancy and common pregnancy-related complications, Labor

Process, Breastfeeding, Growth and development concepts by noted theorists. Medical-Surgical Nursing. Review on the common diseases endemic to the Philippines. Know the patho-physiology, nursing assessment, nursing diagnosis and nursing management/responsibilities for each disease. Nursing Ethics, Jurisprudence and Professional Adjustment. Get a copy of L. Venzon's book on Professional Nursing and the Philippine Nursing Act of 2002 (R.A. 9173). Be familiar with laws that are related to and/or affect the practice of nursing in the Philippines.

It is also important to keep abreast with current events and general knowledge as questions on politics, religion, and sexuality have occassionally appeared in recent board examinations. A good way to do this is by reading newspapers as well as getting hold of copies of public speeches made by current and immediate past members of the regulatory board of nursing. Discuss this article at the Message Board. Free File Hosting at

posted by Lyle, RN at 2:06 AM

The Board of Nursing will implement the new competency based test parts organized as follows: NURSING PRACTICE I - Theories, concepts, principles and processes basic to the practice of nursing with emphasis on health promotion and health maintenance. It

framework starting June 2006 Nurse Licensure Examination. It consists of five (5)

includes basic nursing skills in the care of clients across age groups in any setting. It encompasses the varied roles, functions and responsibilities of the professional nurse in varied health care settings. NURSING PRACTICE II - Theories, concepts, principles and processes in the care of individuals, families, groups and communities to promote health and prevent illness, and alleviate pain and discomfort, utilizing the nursing process as framework. This includes care of high risk and at risk mothers, children and families during the various stages of the lifecycle. NURSING PRACTICE III, IV AND V - Theories, concepts, principles and processes in the care of clients with altered health patterns, utilizing the nursing process and integrating the key areas of nursing competencies. The tests draw basic knowledges, skills and attitudes in the major subject areas. The following areas of knowledge will be integrated in each of the above named tests: Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Nutrition and Diet Therapy and Microbiology. In April 2001, the Board of Nursing developed the Core Competency Standards for Nursing Practice in the Philippines. This will embodies the skills, attitudes and competencies expected of a beginning professional nurse. There are eleven (11) core competency areas for nursing practice that were identified which include the following: 01. Safe and Quality Nursing Care 02. Management of Resources and Environment 03. Health Education 04. Legal Responsibility 05. Ethico-Moral Responsibility 06. Personal and Professional Development 07. Quality Improvement 08. Research

09. Record Management 10. Communication 11. Collaboration and Teamwork The competency standards will serve as a unifying framework for nursing education, regulation and practice. By click2leaRN, at April 08, 2006 11:22 AM

is the maglaya book any good for reviewing in CHN? By amphetaMinE, at December 31, 2006 10:10 PM Post a Comment

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