May 2009


by Anna Katharina on May 30, 2009

in Nurse Quad,School


The newly published Commission of Higher Education (CHED) CMO No. 14 Series of 2009  (April 28, 2009) is concern with Policies And Standards For Bachelor Of Science In Nursing (BSN) Program, it emphasizes the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum is a competency-based and community-oriented curriculum in the Philippines.

The nurse must be competent in the following Key Areas of Responsibility for which a nurse should demonstrate competence in Safe and quality nursing care, Management of resources and environment, Health education, Legal responsibility, Ethico-moral responsibility, Personal and professional development, Quality improvement, Research, Record Management, Communication, Collaboration and teamwork.

This CHED CMO No. 14 has again some difference with CMO No. 5 s. 2008 in terms of third and fourth year subjects. With CHED CMO No. 14, students shall choose at least two Electives [Elective 1 and 2] to complete the BS Nursing Program.

Elective 1 is taken in the 3rd Year 2nd Semester. Choices for Elective I are Parent-Child Nursing, Spiritual Care Nursing, and Hospice Palliative Care.

Elective 2 is taken in the 4th Year, 1st Semester. Choices for Elective II are Acute/Critical Care Nursing, Quality Health Care and Nursing, and Care of the Chronically ill and the Older Person. In addition, an Intensive Nursing Practicum subject during the 4th year corresponds to 8 units of clinical work.

CHED CMO No. 14 still mandates a 4-year curriculum for nursing.

Effectivity of CHED CMO No. 14 states that Higher Education Institutions [HEIS] that opted to implement CMO no. 30 s. 2001 shall allow their students to the finish BSN curriculum under CMO no. 30 s. 2001. Those HEIS that opted to implement CMO no. 5 s. 2008 during the SY 2008-2009 shall allow their students to graduate under CMO no. 14 s. 2009. CHED CMO No. 14 shall take effect starting school year 2009-2010, fifteen (15) days after its publication in the official gazette or in a newspaper of national circulation.

  1. Fundamentals of Nursing (8th edition) By Barbara Kozier et al.
  2. I consider it as the bible of nursing fundamentals. It is very appropriate for beginning students of nursing because of simple words used and detailed explanations of nursing skills. It has useful tables and case studies for easy learning. From first year to 4th year Kozier’s textbook is used.

  3. Maternal and Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing and Childrearing Family: 5th Edition, Adele Pillitteri
  4. This is a book about pregnancy from fertilization to growth and development of the child. It is reader friendly at the same time, nursing care is within the framework of nursing process as presented for maternal and child conditions. For easy understanding, there are illustrations and diagrams presented. Case studies do abound to make one practice doing nursing care plans.

  5. Nursing Practice in the Community. 4th ed., Maglaya. AS. etal., Nangka, Marikina City. Argonauta Corp.
  6. Community Health Nursing Service in the Philippines (DOH), Reyala, JP et al. National League of Government Nurses. 2007.
  7. The BSN nursing curriculum aside from being competency based, is very much concern with practice of nursing in the community, These two books will guide the student nurse in doing Community Organizing Participatory Action Research (COPAR) and it will introduce public health nursing as practiced in the Philippines. It is being used from second year to 4th year.

  8. Brunner and Suddarth’s Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 11th Edition (2 Volumes in 1)
  9. This is also “must have book” since it will introduce you to medical and surgical nursing which I think is still the bulk of nursing questions in exams local or foreign. It’s framework is the nursing process. This will really help in harnessing your skill in assessment and doing nursing diagnosis, because this explains the etiology and pathophysiology of diseases.

Plus 2 books you should have

  1. Nurse’s Pocket Guide : Diagnosis, Prioritized Interventions, and Rationale by: DOENGES MOORHOUSE MURR
  2. This reference book will guide your way in making the nursing care plan for your clients in related learning experience (RLE) duties in the various health settings you will be assigned. This is a big help in mastering the nursing process.

  3. Any review book series such as Saunders, Lippincott or Mosby
  4. This will serve as a guide you can bring along during your RLE rotations. It’s for quick reference and to push you to start in reviewing for the board exams .It is usually presented in outline form, brief concise and there are review questions at the end of chapters. This format will help you be acquainted with multiple typed questions. You should have this even if you are in second year.


  1. Arellano University Pasay College of Nursing Batch 2008 had two graduates who garnered 5th and 14th place in the November 2008 Nursing Board Exams.
  2.  Arellano University Pasay College of Nursing has one of the lowest tuition fees among the universities here in Pasay and Manila. First year is within the range of 15 -16 K. 2nd year at  26-27. 10 % discount is given to those who pays the full tuition fee.
  3.  Arellano University Pasay College of Nursing is offering all subjects this first semester from NCM 100, 101, 102,104, and NCM 105, including minor subjects. Class size range from 30 to 40 students per section. All rooms are air-conditioned. If you are a transferee or “second courser”, this will be beneficial for you.
  4.  Arellano University Pasay College of Nursing affiliated hospitals  for the Related Learning Experience are Medical City, Mary Johnson Hospital, Fort Bonifacio Hospital, National Orthopedic Hospital, Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Medical Center, Quirino Labor Hospital,  and various lying in and health centers.
  5.  Arellano University Pasay College of Nursing boasts of Doctors and Masters degree – prepared faculty members . Nursing competencies are updated through faculty seminars and completion of post-graduate degree. Clinical practice of each faculty is at least 3 years to 10 years here and abroad.

 Arellano University Pasay College of Nursing is located along Taft Avenue, just a few meters away from the station of LRT Line 1 on Gil J. Puyat Avenue. Beside  AU Pasay are terminal of buses plying the routes to key towns in Laguna and Batangas. Arellano University Pasay College of Nursing is generally accessible to public transportation of Manila, Makati, Paranaque, Las Pinas, Taguig, Montalban and suburban Cavite.

Classes start on June 15, 2009.

Contact Number 833-47-28. The current dean of Arellano University Pasay College of Nursing is Ms.Arlene Blaise T. Cortez, RN,MAN. EdD.

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by Anna Katharina on May 22, 2009

in Blogging,Events

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