The nurse assumes the caring role in the promotion and restoration of health, prevention of diseases, and alleviation of suffering and, when recovery is not possible, in assisting patients towards a peaceful death. The nurse also collaborates with other members of the health team and other sectors to achieve quality healthcare. Moreover, the nurse works with individuals, families, population groups, communities and society, as a whole, in ensuring active participation in the delivery of holistic healthcare.
Within the context of Philippine society, nursing education with caring as its foundation, subscribes to the following core values which are vital components in the development of a professional nurse and are therefore emphasized in the BSN program.
Love of God
Caring as the core of nursing
– Commitment (commitment to a culture of excellence, discipline, integrity and professionalism)
Love of People
– Respect for the dignity of each person regardless of creed, color, gender and political affiliation.
Love of Country
– Patriotism (Civic duty, social responsibility and good governance)
– Preservation and enrichment of the environment and culture.
-From the Dean
Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; what is having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God’s spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.
- The College of Nursing has a strong clinical faculty workforce. All are Master’s Degree holders, 2 are Doctor of Education and 4 are enrolled in Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing at St. Louis University, Baguio City.
- The Dean being one of the Senior Accreditors in the AACCUP
- Level III Accredited Status – Passed the 1st Phase visit
- Level III 2nd Phase Visit – scheduled this July 2013
- Despite the decline in enrollees for the Nursing Program, the College of Nursing, University of Northern Philippines has an enrolment of 262 students from 1st Yr. – 4th Yr.
- It has a complete Nursing Arts Laboratory where the Nursing students use to demonstrate and return demonstrates Nursing skills in preparation for their exposure to the actual community and clinical area.
- It possesses enough LCD projectors for power point presentation of Concepts which the faculty members use in their classroom lectures.
- It has College Policies in addition to University policies particularly along –
- a. Entrance qualifications of freshmen
- b. Screening Policy – a Nursing Aptitude Test at the end of the 1st year to determine those who will proceed to the 2nd year level of the program.
- c. Retention Policy and conduct of remedial classes.
- The College of Nursing, in partnership with the UNP Administration has an In-House Review Center for BSN Graduates from in campus and graduates from other schools to prepare them for the Nursing Licensure Examination.
- It has impressive performance of First Time takers in the Nursing Licensure Examination in the last three years.
The College has a functional Extension Program especially along Community Diagnosis, Health and Sanitation Programs and participation in Medical Missions of the University as well as in partnership with other government and non-government agencies.
- We pride in having a Nursing Research Journal with ISBN 1655-5414 now on its 3rd volume where completed researches of clinical faculty members and BSN students are published.
The College of Nursing was created in accordance with the UNP Board Resolution No. 110 s. 1967. It used to offer a five year program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science of Nursing which was later shortened to four years in 1977 pursuant to the directive of Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. This however required the integration of some nursing subjects and the offering of courses during summer classes to cope up with the prescribed content.
After 18 years of operation, the College of Nursing became the College of Nursing in 1983 by virtue of Board Resolution No. 25 s. 1982.
Cognizant of the need for more relevant curriculum that is responsive to the problems and needs of the country, the College of Nursing then now implemented the new AHSE – BSN Curriculum in June 1998, per CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No.27 s. 1998. This curriculum focused on the enrichment of contents and change in approach requiring the integration and proper sequencing of concepts for meaningful learning experiences that could enhance the competencies of the nurse to function effectively in a changing society.
Presently, the College of Nursing is implementing CMO #14 s. 2009 as a result of the recommendation of the CHED Technical Panel for Nursing Program.
Mission of the College
The Institute of Nursing is guided by the mission of UNP to provide low cost world class nursing education to the populace through a competency – based and community – oriented curriculum, relevant research and extension services that will produce a moral and spiritually upright, skillful, competent, research oriented health professional and effective development managers who will provide quality health services towards the attainment of an empowered and productive citizenry.
The Institute of Nursing was originally called the College of Nursing in accordance with the UNP Board Resolution No. 110 s. 1967. It used to offer a five year program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science of Nursing which was later shortened to four years in 1977 pursuant to the directive of Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. This however required the integration of some nursing subjects and the offering of courses during summer classes to cope up with the prescribed content.
After 18 years of operation, the College of Nursing becomes the Institute of Nursing in 1983 by virtue of Board Resolution No. 25 s. 1982.
Cognizant of the need for more relevant curriculum that is responsible to the problems and needs of the country, the Institute of Nursing has now implementing the new AHSE – BSN Curriculum since June 1998, as per CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No.27 s. 1998.. This curriculum involves the enrichment and of contents and change in approach requiring the integration and proper sequencing of concepts for meaningful learning experiences that could enhance the competencies of the nurse to function effectively in changing society.
To produce globally-competent professional nurses guided by moral and spiritual values.
Objective.The College aims to develop professional nurses who can:
a) Demonstrate competence along the nursing Key Areas of Responsibility;
b) Apply analytical, critical thinking, and research skills in the care of patients;
c) Develop effective strategies on health promotion and maintenance; and
d) Be self-reliant.
The BSN Program being offered by the UNP Institute of Nursing is a four year program which follows the Prototype BSN Curriculum prescribed by the Commission on Higher Education.
The first 2 years is a terminal course and the student graduates with a certificate in Associate in Health Science Education. If the student so desires, she is qualified to enroll in the BSN Program for the rest of the four semesters and two summers four a total of four years to earn the degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
- Regular First Year Entrants
- General Average of Form 137 = 85% and above with no grade lower than 80% in Math, Science and English
- College Admission Test must be 85% or higher
- Transferees and Shifters
- CAT of 85% or higher
General Weighted Average 85% or higher with no failing marks in subjects required by the BSN Program.
Level II Reaccredited Status
Awarded by the Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP)in March 2000.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Master of Arts in Nursing