Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a four-year course that is competency-based, community-oriented, and value-based. The program aims to prepare beginning professional nurses, who shall:

  • render safe, competent and comprehensive nursing care to individuals, families and groups in promotive, preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative health situations in the hospital or community;
  • be skillful in decision-making and in the use of the nursing process and problem-solving approach;
  • have beginning skills in ward management in the hospital setting, as well as program planning, monitoring and evaluation in a community setting;
  • demonstrate skills in interpersonal relationships used in interactions with clients, peers and other members of the health team; and
  • serve as primary health care workers in any setting.


Curricular Program Requirements Units
General Education 45
Major 76
Foundation 26
Qualified Elective 6
Legislated 3
NSTP (6)
Physical Education (8)
TOTAL 156 + (14)



Admission Criteria
Entry to the College of Nursing is primarily by means of passing the UP College Admissions Test (UPCAT). Application forms to the UPCAT are obtained from the Office of the University Registrar of UP Manila, Padre Faura, Manila in June of one’s senior year in high school.


Graduation Requirements
In addition to passing all 156 units of required course work and the 8 units of PE and NSTP, completion of the following requirements are necessary for graduation:

  1. Assisting in 10 major and 10 minor operations/Surgeries;
  2. Observing, assisting and handling 5 deliveries each respectively; and
  3. Completing 5 cord dressings along with the initial care of newborns.



FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Nursing I: Behavioral Foundations in Health and Illness 5
Comm. I: Communication Skills I 3
History I: Philippine History 3
Math 11: College Algebra 3
Philo I: Philosophical Analysis 3
P.E. 1 (2)
*NSTP (3)
TOTAL 17

Second Semester
Nursing 2: Human Development 5
Nursing 3: Anatomy & Physiology 5
Comm. II: Communication Skills II 3
Chem. 14: Fund. of Gen. Chemistry I 3
Chem. 14.1: Fund. of Gen. Chemistry I Lab 1
Math I: Fundamental Concept & Application Mathematics 3
P.E. 2 (2)
*NSTP (3)
TOTAL 20


* Choices: (LTS 1 & 2; CWTS 1 & 2; CMT 1 & 2)



SUMMER
Chem. 31: Elementary Organic Chemistry 3
Soc. Sci. I: Foundation of Behavioral Science 3
TOTAL 6



SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Nursing 4: PathoPhysiology 3
Nursing 10: Nursing Foundations I 5
Micro 20: Principles of Microbiology & their Application to Infectious Diseases 3
Para 10: Principles of Parasitology & the Study of Common Parasites of Man 2
Chem 40: Elementary Biochemistry 3
*SSP Choice 3
P.E. 3 (2)
TOTAL 18


* Choices: (History II, History 4, History 5)

Second Semester
Nursing 5: Pharmacology & Therapeutics 3
Nursing 11: Nursing Foundations II 5
Nursing 12: Community Health Nursing I 6
Nat. Sci. I: Foundation of Natural Sciences I 3
*AH Choice 3
P.E. 4 (2)
TOTAL 20


* Choices: Humanities I, Humanities II, Humanities 20, Speech 11)



SUMMER
PI 100: The Life and Works of Jose Rizal 3
*AH 3
TOTAL 6

* Choices: (Communication 3, Humanities 2, Humanities 20, Speech 1)



THIRD YEAR
First Semester
Nursing 105: Nursing Interventions I 6
Nursing 119: Community Health Nursing II 3
Math 101: Elementary Statistics 3
*MST Choice 3
*AH Choice 3
TOTAL 18


* Choices: (Natural Science II, Natural Science 3,Natural Science 4, Natural Science 5, Natural Science 8, Natural Science 50, STS)

* Choices: (Humanities I, Humanities 20, Speech 11, Humanities II)

Second Semester
Nursing 107: Nursing Interventions II 6
Nursing 181: Nursing Leadership & Management 3
Nursing 199: Introduction to Nursing Research 3
Nursing Elective 3
*SSP Choice 3
TOTAL 18


* Choices: (Social Science II, History 3, History 4, History 5)



FOURTH YEAR
First Semester
Nursing 109.1: Nursing Interventions III-A 3
Nursing 109.2: Nursing Interventions III-B 3
Nursing Elective 3
Economics II: Introductory Economics 3
*MST Choice 3
TOTAL 15


* Choices: (STS, Natural Science 5,Natural Science 8)

Second Semester
Nursing 121.1: Intensive Nursing Experience Hospital-based 7.5
Nursing 121.2: Intensive Nursing Experience Community-based 7.5
TOTAL 15



ELECTIVES
N-117: Nursing Care of the Chronically Ill & Aged (prerequisite: N-105) 3
N-123: Community Mental Health Nursing (prerequisite: Junior Standing) 3
N-124: Intensive and Coronary Care Nursing (prerequisite: N-107) 3
N-130: Parent Child Nursing (prerequisite: N-2, N-12) 3
N-182: Introduction to Clinical Teaching (prerequisite: Senior Standing) 3
N-183: Nursing School Curriculum (prerequisite: Senior Standing) 3