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Transnational Nursing Program at Arellano University

by Anna Katharina on December 14, 2013

in Nurse Quad,School

Study in the Philippines, Graduate in the USA, Earn a US BSN Diploma: Nursing Education Partnership between Arellano University and Alderson-Broaddus University (USA)

The Transnational Nursing Program of Arellano University conducted a free seminar entitled “ Nursing Education Beyond Borders: The Transnational Nursing Program leading to an American BSN Degree” last November 20, 2013 at AU Legarda, with the speakers from Alderson-Broaddus University (West Virginia, USA). Some 200 students, parents and faculty members participated in the seminar.


Speakers were President Richard Creehan of Alderson Broaddus University (ABU), Dr Joan Propst and Prof. Lea Jordan. President Creehan gave the latest updates on the new facilities at ABU campus and the opportunities awaiting the students.

This seminar was made possible also through the partnership of Arellano University and Alderson Broaddus University. The partnership with Alderson Broaddus University enables a student to earn an American Bachelor of Science in nursing degree, with three years of study at Arellano University in Manila then the final year at Alderson Broaddus University in the United States.

An open forum was also held during the seminar. Parents and students asked questions on student’s entrance requirements, school fees, academic support opportunities, US BSN curriculum, student aid and the school’s performance in the NCLEX.

Chairman PV Cayco , CEO of Arellano University talked about the uniqueness of the nursing education partnership and expressed his thanks and appreciation to the ABU school officials.


For more information about the Transnational Nursing Program of Arellano University.  You can email the TNP Director

Dr Emerita Mendoza at , (+632) 734-7371 loc. 225 .

Arellano University – International Nursing Program

2600 Legarda Street, Manila NCR 1008, Philippines

Telephone: 734-7371  Loc219/225

International: +63 734 7371


Care of the Older Person Course Outline

by Anna Katharina on October 31, 2012

in Nurse Quad,School

This is the Course Outline of the BSN  Elective subject Care of the Older Person based on BSN Curriculum CMO#14. This subject is taken by fourth year BSN students in their last semester.

A. Factors that affect normal functioning of the older persons

  • Demographics of Aging
  • Theories of Aging
  • Socioeconomic Aspects of Aging
  • The Aging Family The Well Older Person Changes in the Older person and their Implications to Care
  • Physical/ Physiological/Biological
  • Social and Psychological Emotional

B. Cultural factors/ethnicity such as regard for elders, perception of health

C. Risk factors associated with chronic illness

D. Patterns of Illness of the older persons

E. Comprehensive geriatric assessment

F. Nursing Diagnosis related to Wellness, & chronic illness

G. Problems related to the older persons

  • Physiologic functioning
  • Behavioral
  • Safety

H. Needs for Self-care, life support, health maintenance

I. Health problems in chronic illness

J. Levels of care

K. Principles in the care of the older persons

  • Wellness
  • Health promotion
  • Chronic illness
  • Recovery and rehabilitation
  • Quality of Life

L. Nursing Interventions for specific problems of the older persons include care that support:

  •  Wellness
    • Nutrition support
    • Activity and exercise
    • Stress management
  • Physiologic functioning
    • Activity & exercise
    • Nutrition support
    • Respiratory management
    • Tissue perfusion management
    • Electrolyte and acid-base balance management
    • Skin/wound management
    • Physical comfort promotion
  • Behavioral
    • Coping assistance
    • Patient education
    • Spiritual care
  • Safety
    • Risk reduction activities
    • Management of the environment
    • Bioethical components of care

M. Community resources for care of older persons

N. Criteria for evaluation

  • Indicators for wellness
  • Responses to care

O. Gerontological nursing concepts, standards of care

P. Ethical aspects in the care of the older person

Q. Current trends and issues in the care of the older person

R. Evidence based interventions in the care of older persons


Meiner, Sue E. Gerontologic Nursing Third Edition. Mosby, 2006

Smeltzer, Suzanne C. Medical-Surgical Nursing Tenth Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2004

Tabloski, P. (2010). Gerontological Nursing. (2nd ed.) Upper Sadle River, N. J.: Pearson Education

Introductory Gerontological Nursing (2001) Sally Roach. Lippincott Williams


For a busy mom like me, working 12 hours a day, every minute counts. At my age I have come to a point that I need to prioritize my activities for the day. I hate traffic and queuing because I believe those times are wasted. Sometimes I wish I am a senior citizen who enjoys discounts and always the priority when it comes to service.

One of the trend in today’s way of life is  buying online, products from food to books can be delivered right at your doorstep. Our family is fond patronizing online shopping. This saves time  and effort and most specially discounts are available. Aside from groceries , the drugstore or pharmacy is one of the place I frequent for our essential medicines needs.

Its good to know that medicines from The Generics Pharmacy can be delivered by way of City Delivery. Generic drugs from hypertension medications to fever and cough meds for both pediatrics and adults can be sent at your doorstep . Just order through their hotline, text line or website.

The Generics Pharmacy delivers via City Delivery, it is the First Medicine Delivery in the Metro.

For over-the counter-medicines, you may place your order directly via their

For medicines that needs prescription, kindly follow these steps:

  1. Order via hotline, text line or websites
  2. Email ( or fax them a copy of the doctor’s prescription (get fax numbers from from CSRs)
  3. The CSRs will process your orders
  4. Wait for your orders to be delivered to you.






Procedures and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Health Facilities Utilized for the Related Learning Experiences  (RLE) of Students for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program: CHED Memo July 2012

The Commission on Higher Education  (CHED)nissued Procedures and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Health Facilities Utilized for the Related Learning Experiences  (RLE) in nursing education .The objective is to establish a rational accreditation system of health facilities for Related Learning Experiences (RLEs) of nursing students to ensure the development of quality nursing education.

The policies and guidelines as embodied in this CHED Memo Order (CMO) applies to all public and private higher education institutions (HEIs) offering the BSN program and all public and private health facilities utilized for RLE.

Highlights of the CHED accreditation requirements as RLE provider are:

  1. Functional Nursing Training and Research Office that are responsible for training and research activities of nurses
  2. Health facilities for student nurses such as: Conference Rooms – can accommodate at least 15 persons in one sitting capacity; well-lighted and well-ventilated; Library ; Male and Female Comfort Rooms;Dressing Rooms;Lounge; and Lockers.
  3. Health facility accredited as a base hospital should have at least an authorized bed capacity (ABC) of 100 with annual average occupancy rate (AOR) of eighty percent (80%).
  4. A standard formula that ensures adequate proportion of students to patients to determine the acceptance of additional HEI/s  applying to use the health facility as its base hospital.
  5. Standard Base Hospital and Affiliation Fees

The memorandum also listed several sanctions as to the Non-compliance with any of the provisions  will cause the Commission to revoke accreditation of the health facility subject to due process. Nursing schools found to be in violation of the provisions of theCMO shall be subject to revocation of program permit or recognition after due process.

This RLE guidelines hopes to develop competencies of  nursing students through quality Related Learning Experiences.It is through related learning experience and practice of nursing skills one gets to know the true essence of being a nurse which is CARE.