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BS in Nursing in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a four-year degree program that teaches students the necessary skills and knowledge for health care. It revolves around four main components; health promotion, disease prevention, risk reduction, and health restoration. The program aims to develop nursing students who are capable of providing holistic care to individuals of different ages, gender, and health statuses. 


Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in BS in Nursing are encouraged to take the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strand under the Academic Track. The strand provides the basics of applied mathematics and sciences that will be useful in their college life.


Subjects and Curriculum

  • Biochemistry
  • Logic and Critical Thinking
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Theoretical Foundations in Nursing
  • Health Assessment
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Nutrition and Diet Therapy
  • Nursing Informatics

Admission Requirements

Qualifications

  • The student must be a high school graduate. 

However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.

  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate

  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of BS in Nursing are expected to be able to:

  • Apply physical, social, natural, and health sciences and humanities in the practice of nursing
  • Deliver safe and appropriate to individuals, families, population groups and the nursing process
  • Abide and apply with guidelines and principles of evidence-based practice in the delivery of care
  • Comply with existing laws, legal, ethical, and moral principles
  • Effectively communicate through culturally-appropriate language

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in different hospital settings and community clinics. Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.


Board Exam

To become a Registered Nurse in the Philippines, a graduate of BS in Nursing needs to pass the Nurse Licensure Exam. The examination is conducted by the Board of Nursing under the supervision of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC). 


Career Opportunities

Graduates of BS in Nursing may pursue a career path in various hospital settings and community clinics. They may apply as a staff nurse, community health nurse, hospice nurse, geriatric nurse, clinical nurse, school nurse, private nurse, nurse educator, or a nurse practitioner. 

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Reviews of BS in Nursing graduates:

J. J.
◈ Studied BS in Nursing
◈ At Aklan State University
◈ Graduated 2009

list bulletAbout my college education: Nursing is a wonderful career, its in the medical field. As everyone is saying health is wealth, being enrolled in a nursing course teaches you deeper about health. It is a difficult course , challenging career for it enables you cater the needs of every individual with health care problems, educate them with the right knowledge to prevent those health problems and you yourself, must be the model of a healthy living.

list bulletMy current job: I am presently working in a Provincial Health Office in Aklan as a Nurse. Yes, I studied the BS Nursing and works as a nurse right now.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: Right after graduation, I assumed to be a volunteer nurse. After gaining months of experience as a clinical nurse functioning just like staff nurses because you have your license as a nurse, I had been employed as a nurse in a Provincial Health Office in Aklan.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Nursing: If you really wanted to be a nurse, I won't stop recommend nursing for you. Presently, the status of nursing career in the country right now, especially in the clinical or hospital setting serves no vacancy or indeed contractual employment basis only.
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