Bachelor of Science in Nursing (4 years)

Offered by the College of Nursing

Program Description

This four-year program with two (2) summer terms consists of general education and professional courses with related learning experiences as mandated by the Commission on Higher Education in its Memorandum CMO No. 14. The program provides an intensive nursing practicum in the form of related learning experiences that will refine the clinical skills from first year level to ensure basic clinical competencies required of a beginning nurse practitioner. These competencies are obtained under proper supervision and guidance of clinical instructors with the cooperation of Nursing Service Staff of the basic and special areas of the University of Santo Tomas Hospital. Nursing in specialty areas is being supplemented by affiliation with hospitals and health centers under the Department of Health and the communities adopted by the University in close coordination with the barangay.

Program Curriculum

Description

The curriculum for BS Nursing includes general education courses, professional courses, related learning experience and research project.

General Education Courses essentially prepare the students for the study of Language and Humanities; Mathematics, Natural Science and Information Technology; Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Mandated Courses and Theology.

Professional Courses prepare the students to the subfields of nursing such as: Theories and Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Maternal and Child Nursing, Community Health and Communicable Disease Nursing, Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing, Professional Adjustment and Nursing Leadership and Management.

Related Learning Experience provides the students teaching-learning opportunities designed to develop the competencies of students utilizing processes in various health situations. These could be sourced from, but not limited to: lying-in clinics, schools, industrial establishments, community, out-patient clinics and general and specialty hospitals.

Research Project enables students to apply research skills, from conceptualization of a research topic to data gathering, writing and presentation of findings through a thesis defense. Dissemination of the research study is also part of the program through a research conference and translation of the research project in to a publishable format. The students are given two terms to finish their research project.

First Year - 3 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs.  Lab. Hrs. Units  Pre-requisite
FIL 1 Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino 3 0 3
ENG 1 Introduction to College English 3 0 3
MATH 101 College Algebra 3 0 3
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I 3 6 5
PSY 1 General Psychology 3 0 3
TFN Theoretical Foundations in Nursing 3 0 3
THY 1 Contextualized Salvation History 3 0 3
TOTAL 21 6 22

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs.  Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-requisite
FIL 2 Pagbasa at Pagsulat Tungo sa Pananaliksik 3 0 3 FIL 1
ENG 2 Reading & Thinking Skills for Academic Study 3 0 3 ENG 1
BIOSCI 2 Human Anatomy with Physiology 3 6 5
CHEM 600 Biochemistry 3 6 5 CHEM 111
NCM 100 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 3 6 5 CHEM 111, TFN
THY 2 Church and Sacraments 3 0 3 THY 1
TOTAL 18 18 24

 

Special Term

Abbreviation Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisite
HA Health Assessment 2 3 3 BIOSCI 2, CHEM 111, NCM 100, PSY 1, TFN
HEALTH ED Health Education 3 0 3
TOTAL 5 3 6
Second Year - 3 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs.  Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisite
CHN Community Health Nursing 3 6 5 BIOSCI 2, CHEM 111, HA, NCM 100, PSY 1, TFN
ENG 3 Introduction  to College English 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2
MCR-PRS Microbiology and Parasitology 3 3 4 BIOSCI 2, CHEM 111
NCM 101 Nursing Care Management I 4 16 8 BIOSCI 2, CHEM 111, HA, NCM 100, PSY 1, TFN
PHL 5 Christian Ethics 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2
TOTAL 16 6  18

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs.  Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisite
ENG 4 Oral Communication in Context 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2
PHYS 100 Physics 2 3 3
PHL 2A Logic with Critical Thinking 3 0 3 ENG 2, FIL 2
PHAR Pharmacology 3 0 0 BIOSCI 2, CHEM 111, CHEM 600, MATH 101, NCM 101
NCM 102 Nursing Care Management II 3 18 11 BIOSCI 2, CHEM 111, CHN, HA, MCR-PRS, NCM 100, NCM 101, PSY 1, TFN
NRS-INFO Nursing Informatics 2 3 5 MATH 101
TOTAL 16 21 25

 

Special Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs.  Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-requisite
MATH 600 Biostatistics 3 0 3 MATH 101
NUDIET Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3 3 4 BIOSCI 2, CHEM 111, CHEM 600, MCR-PRS
TOTAL 6 6 7

 

Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs.  Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-requisite
LIT 102A Philippine Literatures 3 0 3
NCM 104 Nursing Care Management III 8 18 14 BIOSCI 2, CHEM 111, HA, NCM 100, PSY 1, TFN, MCR-PRS, NCM 100, NCM 101, NCM 102, NUDIET,PHAR, PSY 1
POLSCI Philippine History with Governance and Constitution 3 0 3
PHILO Philosophy of Man 3 0 3 PHL 2A
SCL 3  The Social Teachings of the Church 3 0 3  THY 1, THY 2
TOTAL 15 6 18

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs.  Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-requisite
SA Socio-Anthropology 3 0 3
LIT 101A World Literatures 3 0 3
BNP Bioethics in Nursing and Practice 3 0 3 PHILO, PHL 2A
NCM 104 Nursing Care management IV 5 12 9 BIOSCI 2, CHEM 111, CHN, HA, MCR-PRS, NCM 100, NCM 101, NCM 102, NCM 103, NUDIET, PHAR, PSY 1, TFN
NCM 105 Nursing Care Management V 4 6 6 BIOSCI 2, CHEM 111, CHN, HA, MCR-PRS, NCM 100, NCM 101, NCM 102, NCM 103, NCM 104, NUDIET, PHAR, PSY 1, TFN
NRES 1 Nursing Research I 2 3 3 MATH 600
NE 1 Nursing Elective I 2 0 2 BIOSCI 2, CHEM 111, CHN, HA, MCR-PRS, NCM 100, NCM 101, NCM 102, NCM 103, NUDIET, PHAR, PSY 1, TFN
TOTAL 22 21 29
Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs.  Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-requisite
RC Rizal Course 3 0 3
NCM 106 Nursing Care Management VI 6 15 11 BIOSCI 2, CHEM 111, HA, NCM 100, NCM 101, NCM 102, NCM 103, NCM 104, NCM 105, PHAR, PSY 1, TFN
NCM 107 Nursing Care Management VII 4 9 7 BIOSCI 2, CHEM 111, HA, NCM 100, NCM 101, NCM 102, NCM 103, NCM 104, NCM 105, PHAR, PSY 1, TFN
CA 1 Competency Appraisal I 3 0 3 BIOSCI 2, BNP, CHEM 111, HA, NCM 100, NCM 101, NCM 102, NCM 103, NCM 104, NCM 105, PSY 1, TFN, NRES 1
NRES 2 Nursing Research II 3 0 3 NRES 1
NE 2 Nursing Elective 2 0 2 NE 1
TOTAL  15 6  18

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs.  Lab. Hrs. Units  Pre-requisite
HETAR Health Economics w/ Taxation & Land Reform 3 0 3
CA 2 Competency Appraisal 3 0 3 BIOSCI 2, BNP, CA 1, CHEM 111, HA, NCM 100, NCM 101, NCM 102, NCM 103, NCM 104, NCM 105, NCM 106, NRES 1, NRES 2, PSY 1, TFN
INP Intensive Nursing Practicum 0 0 8
SCL 9 Marriage and Family 3 0 3 PHL 5, THY 1, THY 2
TOTAL 9 17

Career Opportunities

Community Health Nursing School Nursing Flight Nursing or Aerospace Nursing
Military Nursing Private-Duty Nursing Industrial or Occupational Nursing
Clinic Nursing Independent Nursing Practice Pharmaceutical Representatives
Health Education Research and Entrepreneurship Institutional or Hospital Nursing

 

Identity

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs):

SERVANT LEADER

— Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church and the environment.

— Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life

— Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR

— Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction

— Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics

— Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER

— Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions

— Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues

— Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach

LIFELONG LEARNER

— Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development

— Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization

— Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges

Nursing Graduate Attributes

A UST College of Nursing graduate is:

ACADEMICALLY COMPETENT: A nurse who pursues high level of academic performance and promotes practices that values academic excellence and apply theory and skills to professional context

AN EXCELLENT CLIENT CARE PROVIDER: A nurse who brings Christ/ God at the bedside in rendering safe and quality care based on established legal, ethical, professional and technical norms and standards

CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKER AND RESEARCHER: A nurse who demonstrates exceptional ability in analysing and synthesizing new ideas through utilization of appropriate methods and corpora of data in solving problems

SPIRITUALLY EMPOWERED: A nurse who exercises his/her profession with deep commitment to the teachings of the Christian faith and the Catholic Church inspired by St. Dominic and St. Thomas’ Aquinas’ ardor and devotion; nurturing their spiritual life with prayers, the sacraments and related religious activities and striving to be a courageous Christian witness in the performance of their duties

AN EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR: A nurse who displays literacy and proficiency in the ethical and legal process, as well as the use and relay of information

A PRO-ACTIVE COLLABORATOR: A nurse who values positive relationships with inter-, intra- and multidisciplinary and multi- cultural teams

A COMPETENT, COMPASSIONATE COMMITTED ETHICAL LEADER: A nurse who imbibes the epitome of a genuine professional; leads by example and effectively collaborates with team members

AN ENTHUSIASTIC LIFE-LONG LEARNER: A nurse who engages in multidisciplinary learning for the pursuit of holistic, personal and professional development

A SOCIALLY RESPONSIVE FILIPINO CITIZEN: A nurse who is aware and understands oneself, others and the interrelationships of political, economic, social, cultural, technological and environmental aspects, who takes responsibility of oneself and the welfare of others, and who takes pride in one’s heritage

Program Goals

This program aims to produce a fully functioning nurse who is scientifically informed, socially aware, and technically competent to work in any setting as specified in the performance indicators of the program. It also serves as a basic foundation for special studies in the Graduate School.

Program Objectives

When you successfully complete the BS Nursing program, you will be able to

1. apply knowledge of physical, social, natural and health sciences and humanities in the excellent and innovative practice of nursing guided by Thomasian values

2. provide safe, appropriate and holistic nursing care to individuals, families, population groups and community utilizing nursing process in any healthcare setting;

3. apply guidelines and principles of evidence-based practice in the delivery of healthcare;

4. conduct research under the guidance of an experienced researcher;

5. practice nursing guided by Catholic/Thomasian (core) values taking in consideration legal, ethical and moral principles;

6. communicate effectively using culturally-sensitive language and display proficiency and responsibility in the use of information technology;

7. report and document up-to-date client care accurately, comprehensively and competently;

8. work effectively in collaboration with inter-, intra- and multidisciplinary and multi-cultural teams;

9. function effectively as a conscientious Thomasian leader – manager and member of the healthcare team in the delivery of client care;

10. engage in purpose-driven life-long learning to keep abreast with national and global developments in general, nursing and health developments in particular; and

11. demonstrate responsible and engaged citizenship behaviors and pride in being a Filipino Thomasian nurse in response to national and global issues.

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

Application
Fees

Go to THIS PAGE and look for the “College of Nursing” tab for the tuition fees.

Program Recognitions