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MS in Nursing in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Nursing (MS-N) is a two-year graduate program that enhances knowledge and skills in the analysis and varied applications of the nursing theoretical frameworks as well as in teaching, research and community service. The program aims to produce professionals who are equipped with advanced knowledge in their chosen field of specialization and are prepared for clinical practice and management.



Recommended Undergraduate Program

Students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in MS in Nursing should currently be taking an undergraduate degree in medical and healthcare. However, students who are not currently taking an undergraduate program in those fields but still wish to pursue the program are encouraged to take at least 18 units of courses in the relevant fields.



Subjects and Curriculum

  • Nursing Administration

  • Theoretical Foundations in Nursing Practice

  • Theoretical Foundations-Role Development

  • Advanced Community Health Nursing

  • Psycho-Behavioral Patterns of Adults

  • Societal Factors Related to Wellness

  • Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing

  • Clinical Teaching Courses

  • Psychology courses

  • Nursing Research



Admission Requirements

Qualifications

  • The student must have an undergraduate degree relevant to the program

  • An applicant with a degree not in line with the medical and health care may still be admitted to the program as long as they take the pre-requisite courses. However, some colleges and universities admit any bachelor’s degree holders. 

  • The student must pass the Graduate Admissions Test of the university


Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Transcript of records (Original and Photocopy)

  • Recommendation letters from former professors, deans, or colleagues

  • Letter of intent

  • Most recent medical and dental health record

  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate

  • Copy of undergraduate diploma

  • (1) Latest 2”x2”ID Picture


Areas of Specialization

  • Nursing Service Administration

  • Maternal and Child Nursing

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing

  • Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing

  • Nursing Education Administration



Program Outcome

Graduates of MS 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


Board Exam

To become a Registered Nurse in the Philippines, a graduate of MS 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 MS in Nursing may pursue a career path in various hospital settings, community clinics, or in private settings. They may apply as a head nurse, nurse supervisor, nurse administrator, nursing educator, clinical nurse specialist, nurse executives, a health service manager, health promotion specialists, health policy nurse, a nurse practitioner, nurse researchers, or a chief medical officer.

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