Curriculum is the totality of learning experiences provided to students so that they can attain general skills and knowledge at a Varity of learning sites.
The Four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program offers a competency-based community oriented curriculum to educate future nurse practitioners to assume their roles and responsibilities in the Philippine Health Care System. It aims to prepare nurses for entry level positions in any health care settling in the country,.i.e., clinics, health care centers, homes and communities.
The Philippine Old Nursing Curriculum - CHED Memorandum Order No. 30; series 2001. A four year program that consists of major nursing courses including primary health care1, primary health care2, NCM 100, NCM101, NCM102, NCM103, NCM104, NCM105, Strategies of Health Education, Community Health Development and Introduction to Nursing Research.
A new nursing curriculum is implemented in all colleges of nursing in the Philippines which took effect in the Academic Year 2009-2010. This new curriculum is based on the CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No.14, series of 2009 (RA No. 9173) that consist of professional nursing courses including theoretical foundation of nursing, health, health assessment, community health nursing, nutrition and dietary therapy, health education, pharmacology, nursing research 1, nursing research 2, competency appraisal 1, competency appraisal 2, elective 1, elective 2, NCM100, NCM101, NCM102, NCM103, NCM104, NCM105, NCM106, NCM107, and intensive nursing practicum. The reasons for incorporating changes into the nursing curriculum are to: improve the level of competency of Filipino nursing graduates, potentially increasing the passing rate in the Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE), and produce nurses that are highly qualified and globally competent in the health care field.
The researchers specifically sought to determine the perception of the clinical instructors between the old and the new curriculum of nursing based on the knowledge, skills and attitude that is presented by their students. They also aimed to find out the Core Competency Standards of Nursing Profession in terms of knowledge acquired, skills gained and attitude developed.
Lastly, it sought to answer the significant difference between the Old and New Curriculum of College of Nursing at UPH-DJGTMU. Descriptive form of research was used in the study.
Descriptive method is a kind of research involves the description, recording, analysis, and interpretation of the present nature, composition or processes of phenomena. This focuses on the prevailing conditions on how a person, group of things behaves or functions in the present.
The following conclusions were drawn based from the findings of the study: In this study it is apparent that the nursing students from the old curriculum has an average competency according to knowledge acquired, skills gained, and attitude developed. Based on the perception of clinical instructors the new nursing curriculum enhances more knowledge, skills, and attitude of students which can produce more competent nurses in the future. Statistically, there is no significant difference in the perception of the respondents between the old and the new BSN curriculum in terms of: knowledge acquired, skills gained, and attitude developed.