VISION – MISSION
1. To recognize and determine the primary health care needs of and health services for the society in the community.
2. To acknowledge the responsibility in the promotion, development, and restoration of health; and prevention of diseases through proper dispensation of medications to patients.
3. The professional nurse must have self–sustained maintenance of moral integrity and national identity, and is always conscious to the alleviations from sufferings among poor families in the community.
4. The professional nurse will see to it that nursing profession is upheld, upgraded, and rationalized. The professional nurse must carry on its promotion and development.
1. Identify nursing problems and the various health needs , analyze them, and make proper actions by way of appropriate recommendations
2. Coordinate nursing activities with any hospital services and other healthcare entities allied to the nursing profession
3. Assist attending physicians when examining patients; collaborate with other co-workers; record and make reports on the results of physicians’ diagnoses following policies , rules, and regulation specified in the operational manual for the attending nurse.
BS in Nursing
The BSN is a four year program consisting of general education and professional courses are threaded through from the first year thru the fourth year with emphasis on the nursing concepts with corresponding related learning experiences (RLE). The BSN program provides an intensive nursing practicum that will refine further the nursing competencies to ensure achievement of the BSN program outcome of an entry level nurse.
The BSN program aims to develop a professional nurse who is able to assume entry level position in health facilities or community settings. The professional nurse in capable of providing safe, humane, quality and holistic care to individuals in varying age, gender and health illness status; healthy or at risk families; population groups; and community, singly or in collaboration with other health care providers to promote health prevent illness, restore health alleviate suffering and provide end of life care.
Specific Role and Careers for Graduates
The National Nursing Core Competencies Standards of 2021 includes the three (3) major roles of the professional nurse. As a nurse generalist, they can assume the following roles on:
Utilize the nursing process in the care of: Mother, newborns, children, adolescents, adults and older persons; Family, community, population groups, and persons with special needs.
Serve as Managers and Leaders of Nursing service units and health services and programs.
Engage in nursing and health-related research; Evaluate research studies; Apply research process in improving client care.
Beyond the beginning professional roles, the nurse can pursue any of the following career options:
Advanced Practice Nursing
Include the following roles but not limited to:
Ambulatory Care, Cardiovascular Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Diabetes Educator, Emergency Care Nursing, Enterostomal and Wound Care Nursing, Entrepreneurial Nursing, Gerontology Nursing, Hospice/Palliative Nursing, Nursing Informatics, Oncology Nursing, Orthopedic Nursing, Renal Nursing and Telehealth Nursing.
Specific to BSN
ADMISSION AND RETENTION POLICIES
Students who wish to enroll in DMCCF- College of Nursing are obliged to follow the set rules and regulations, to wit:
1. Incoming Freshman
1.1. High school card should have an average of 80% and above;
1.2. Entrance test score should be 40 and above;
1.3. Level of competency during interview should be 60% and above;
1.4. Incoming student must have undergone thorough physical examination.
2.1.Transferees must comply with the abovementioned requirements except for the submission of the high school card.
2.2. In addition, transferees must submit a photocopy of his/her TOR for evaluation purposes.
3. For a student to be eligible to enroll in BSN II and III, they must;
3.1 Pass all major nursing subjects;
3.2 Have received complete doses of Hepatitis B immunization;
3.3 Pass the Nursing Aptitude Test/Assessment for Nursing Potential (a requisite to NCM 100.)
3.4 Have attended the official Cap and Badge Ceremony which required before a student can go on duty.
3.5 Follow the RLE policies stipulated in the RLE handbook.
4. For students to be eligible to enroll in BSN IV, they must;
1.4. Incoming BSN II must have undergone thorough physical examination.
4.1 Pass all the major nursing subjects and has taken up all minor subjects in the Levels I, II, III.
4.2 Pass the practical exam in the 1st semester and the oral exam in the second semester.
5.Board Exam Parameters
To qualify for the June Board Exam the student must obtain the following marks:
i. Pre-Board Exam Result of at least 40%
ii. Cumulative grade from NCM 100 – NCM 121 A of 30%
iii. Oral Examination Result – 30%
6. June Board Exam Review
All DMCCF College of Nursing graduates except second coursers, who will qualify to take the November licensure examination for the first time are required to take the supervised review before they are allowed to take the said examination.
The College of Nursing will announce the graduates qualified to take the June Licensure Examination within the graduation period.
The final announcement of qualified graduates is irrevocable unless officially amended by the College of Nursing itself;
Qualified graduates of Bachelor of Science in Nursing except second coursers will join the Supervised Review sanctioned by the administration of DMC College Foundation.
7. Grading System
The semestral grade is the average grade of all four terms (Prelim, Midterm, Semi and Finals). Each term grade is 25%
I.1 In NCM 100 to NCM 121A, lecture is 60% and RLE is 40% ; RLE grade is based on skills, knowledge, and attitude;
I.2 Failure in either Lecture or RLE in any NCM subjects automatically results in failure of the NCM subject. The student must re-enroll the said NCM course the following semester.
I.3 No special schedule for quizzes will be given. However, for major exam a special exam can be given if the student can present a valid reason;
I.4 Student must pay the special exam fee of Fifty Pesos (Php 50.00) at the Accounting Office and must secure an absent slip dully signed by the Dean of the College of Nursing with attached medical certificate for them to be given the special exam.
8. Dean's List and Clinical Proficiency Award.
The following criteria should be met to qualify for Dean's List & Clinical Proficiency Award, to wit;
i. Must be a regular Student;
ii. Must not have a grade lower than 1.75 for Dean's List
iii. Must not have recorded tardiness or absences
iv. Is highly competent in utilizing nursing process in varying health situations for the Clinical Proficiency Awardees
I. PERSONAL APPEARANCE
1.1.1. Complete prescribed uniform must be worn (white blouse and blue pants with black shoes).
1.1.2. Rubber shoes or sneakers are not allowed
1.1.3. No wearing of White T-shirts and dark jeans during duty hours unless specified with the approval of the Clinical Director
1.1.4. Wearing CHN uniforms may be allowed during lecture provided that it has been scheduled by the instructor.
1.1.5. Hair must be kept and fixed; Hairnets are required for female students.
1.1.6. No jewelry of any kind shall be worn on duty except a watch with a seconds hand.
1.1.7. Students are required to be in assigned area 15 minutes before the time (7:45 AM). Taking public transport to and from the area is prohibited.
II. FIELD REQUIREMENTS
1. Complete CHN bag. Refer to the RLE handbook for a comlete list of paraphernalia. The CHN bag is checked on the first day of duty through entire period of CHN duties.
2. Written requirements:
i. First day of duty - general and specific objectives and the Daily Plan of Activities (DPA) which includes the daily specific objectives and the general objectives.
ii. Second day of duty - list of barangay and purok officials and a spot map
iii. Last day of duty of the week - reading output (with summary, reaction and reference) and weekly evaluation
iv. Third day of duty
v. Last day of duty - General Evaluation
1. Reporting Time
1.1. Students are required to render the required number of hours specified for each level.
1.2. Students are required to be in the assigned area 30 minutes before the time.
1.3. Students reporting for duty must be in complete, neat, and clean uniform.
1.4. Students must wear their nameplates.
1.5. Females must wear half slip/chemise; Males must wear white sando underneath the uniform.
2. Aprons must be removed when taking snack / lunch breaks outside the hospital
3. Students are not allowed to wear the hospital uniform after hospital duty
4. Students are required to wear the student nurse’s uniform with DIGNITY at all times.
5. Hair is not allowed to touch the collar. Visible hair adornments of any kind are not allowed. Black hairnets are required for females. Hair should not hang loose when in uniform even when not on duty. Proper short, clean, and uncolored haircut for males must be observed.
6. No jewelry of any form shall be worn on duty, except a watch with a seconds hand
7. Lost or destroyed IDs, pins, nameplates, or watches must be replaced within fifteen days. Failure to do so on the set date will mean that the student is considered absent until she/he presents the replacement.
8. Students are not allowed to wear LR-DR/OR uniforms outside the special areas. White school uniforms must be worn traveling to the hospital, during snack and lunch time, and also in commuting to DMCCFI school campus
9. Students are not allowed to loiter in the wards or hospital corridors during and after duty hours.
10. Students must notify their respective clinical instructor / team leader when leaving the ward for any reason.
11. Students are not allowed to have their lunch / snacks outside the hospital premises. The school is not liable for any untoward incident that may happen to any student who violates the policy. Students are allowed 15 minutes for snacks and 30 minutes for lunch.
12. When transacting official business in the ward beyond duty hours (for ward class, case presentations, follow-up of clients) all student nurses must wear the standard smock uniform with nameplate and must inform the head nurse/staff nurse of the purpose of their presence in the ward.
13. Smoking in the hospital compound and when on duty is not allowed
14. Drinking alcoholic beverages and use of illegal drugs are grounds for expulsion
15. Students must avoid undue familiarity with patients, relatives, and other members of the health team.
16. Students must address each other formally while on duty. Terms of endearment must be avoided.
17. Students should avoid discussing confidential matters regarding the patient and significant others.
18. Students are prohibited from using image-capture devices, video-cameras, cellular phones with camera features and other similar equipment.
19. Telephones in the clinical area are not for student use.
A. Errors and Mistakes
B. Major Offenses
Any of the following constitute a major offense:
1st major offense – warning + 5 days extension with anecdotal report
2nd major offense – 10 days extension with anecdotal report
3rd major offense – referral to the Disciplinary Officer for sanction.
C. Minor Offenses
Minor offenses include:
1st minor offense – warning
2nd minor offense – 3 days extension
3rd minor offense – 5 days extension
4th minor offense – 10 days extension & will be referred to the Disciplinary Officer
D. Attitudes and Behavior
The following attitudes/ behaviors are subject to disciplinary action:
E. Classification of Absences
1. Excused 1 Absence :1 Extension Duty
2. Unexcused 1 Absence : 2 Extension Duties
Note: A student who exceeds 20% absence of the total required number of hours per rotation is considered failed in that particular area.
NURSING ARTS CENTER POLICIES
The Nursing Arts Center (NAC) is furnished with complete facilities, equipment and supplies necessary for instruction, lecture, and demonstration in order for the students to learn and develop their skills in performing nursing procedures in preparation for actual exposure in the hospital. Furthermore, for the purposes of safety and avoidance of delay, students and instructors are obliged to observe maintenance of strict discipline, cleanliness, and orderliness in the NAC by adhering to the following policies;
1. Those who wish to use the NAC or borrow any of its item / supplies / equipment, shall wear proper uniform with nameplate and ID.
2. Demonstration, lecture, or return demonstration shall be permitted only when scheduled a day prior to the said activity.
3. Borrowing items, supplies, and/or equipment shall not be allowed unless the borrower presents and deposit a valid school ID, signs the borrowers slip, and records his transaction on the logbook at the front desk.
4. Items, supplies, and equipment must be released and returned only during regular office hours: 8 AM – 12 NOON, 1 - 5 PM, Mondays to Fridays; and 8 AM – 4 PM Saturdays and Sundays.
5. Upon returning the borrowed items, supplies, or equipment, the borrowers must claim their ID's and borrower's slips from NAC-in-charge. Failure to claim ID's and borrower's slip will mean the borrowed item, supplies, or equipment have not been returned.
6. A fine of 20 pesos will be imposed on the borrower for a one-day lapse of any unreturned item, supply, or equipment; and 10 pesos for the succeeding day, thereafter.
7. It is the responsibility of the NAC In-charge and personnel to arrange and maintain cleanliness in the NAC and to indicate in the NAC logbook the scheduling of NAC room use, date and time borrowed, and the return of the items, supplies, or equipment in the proper place.
8. If any damage to borrowed materials, equipment, or to the NAC room itself, has been observed, it shall be the obligation of the borrower / user to pay twice the amount of the said item, supply, equipment; or to pay twice the cost of repair of the damaged room regardless of whether the damage was intentional or not. All payments for violations shall be made at the Business Office, and the receipt must be presented to the NAC in-charge.
9. Return demonstration must be followed as scheduled.
10. During Ret-demo, students are not allowed to stay inside the skills laboratory. Students, however, are allowed in the hallway where waiting benches are placed. Silence must be observed at all times.
11. It is the obligation of the students to perform after-use care of the material, equipment, or room used. Students must maintain cleanliness and order through their use of the NAC.
1. All BSN female students are required to wear their complete school uniforms (white uniform with black closed shoes and black socks/stockings) and neatly keep their hair using hairnet when coming to lectures.
2. All BSN male students are required to neatly cut their hair short. “Barber cut” is recommended. They must wear their complete school uniform (white uniform with black leather shoes and white socks).
3. No hair streaks and dyes are allowed.
4. Portable music players and other audio-visual materials are not allowed during lecture hours. Cell phones must be put on silent mode.
A student is considered absent from class if he/she is not present within the first third fraction of the scheduled class time. Thus, a student is considered absent if he/she arrives after:
1) Beyond 20 minutes in a 60-minute class
2) Beyond 30 minutes in a 90-minute class
3) Beyond 40 minutes in a 120-minute class
4) Beyond 80 minutes (1 hour and 20 minutes) for a 240-minute(4 hours) class
Although members of the faculty are expected to begin their classes promptly, various contingencies that are sometimes unavoidable may cause some faculty members to be late for class. In such cases, the following guidelines are to be observed:
1) For a 60-minute (1 hour) class, students should not leave until after 20 minutes has passed.
2) For a 90-minute (1 hour and 30 minutes) class, students should wait for 30 minutes.
3) For a 120-minute (2 hours) class, students should wait for 40 minutes.
4) For a 240-minute (4 hours) class, students should wait for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
NCM 117 A/B
NCM 121 A/B
Prompt and regular attendance in the class is required of all students from the first meeting of every subject. Time lost by late enrollment shall be considered time lost by absence.
Legitimate Excuses for Absences:
The student need not pay the fee for special exam if he/she takes the exam within the week after the scheduled examination, with the following reasons:
The student has to pay the Special Exam Fee (Php50) if he/she takes the exam one week after the scheduled examination (second week)
How to Secure for a Special Exam Form:
1. Ask for a special exam form from the Dean’s Office
2. Fill up the form properly, stating your reason
3. Let the instructor/lecturer sign first before the Academic Director
4. Have the dean of the College of Nursing sign
5. When approved, pay the fee at the Accounting Office
6. Submit the Dean’s Copy to the Academic Director together with the receipt