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COLLEGE OF NURSING

Mission
The AUP College of Nursing is committed to provide Bible-based nursing education, nurturing students for excellent caring and healing ministry, and quality leadership in varied nursing disciplines.

Vision
To produce exemplary nurses to serve the world and to be a leading Adventist nursing education provider in the Asia-Pacific region by 2022.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  1. Apply knowledge of physical, social, natural and health sciences, and humanities in the practice of nursing
  2. Provide safe, appropriate and holistic care to individuals, families, population groups and community utilizing nursing process.
  3. Apply guidelines and principles of evidence-based practice in the delivery of care.
  4. Practice nursing in accordance with existing laws, legal, ethical and moral principles.
  5. Communicate effectively in speaking, writing and presenting using culturally-appropriate language.
  6. Document to include reporting up-to-date client care accurately and comprehensively.
  7. Work effectively in collaboration with inter-,intra-and multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
  8. Practice beginning management and leadership skills in the delivery of client care using a systems approach.
  9. Conduct research with an experienced researcher.
  10. Engage in lifelong learning with a passion to keep current with national and global developments in general, and nursing and health developments in particular.
  11. Demonstrate responsible citizenship and pride of being a Filipino.
  12. Apply techno-intelligent care systems and processes in health care delivery.
  13. Adopt the nursing core values in the practice of the profession.
  14. Apply entrepreneurial skills in the delivery of nursing care.
  15. Demonstrate AUP philosophy of education, values, and principles in their personal and professional lives.

PROGRAM INDICATORS

  1. Integrate relevant principles of social, physical, natural and health sciences and humanities in a given health and nursing situation.
  2. Apply appropriate nursing concepts and actions holistically and comprehensively.
  3. Assessment with the client (individual, family, population group, and/or community), one’s health status/competence.
  4. Formulate with the client a plan of care to address the health conditions, needs, problems and issues based on priorities.
  5. Implement safe and quality interventions with the client to address the health needs, problems and issues.
  6. Provide health education using selected planning models to targeted clientele (individuals, family, population group or community).
  7. Evaluate with the client the health status/competence and/or process/expected outcomes of nurse-client working relationship.
  8. Institute appropriate corrective actions to prevent or minimize harm arising from adverse effects.
  9. Provide appropriate evidence based nursing care using a participatory approach based on: variety of theories and standards relevant to health and healing, research, clinical practice, client preferences, client and staff safety, and customer care standards.
  10. Adhere to ethico-legal considerations when providing safe, quality and professional nursing care.
  11. Apply ethical reasoning and decision making process to address situations of ethical distress and moral dilemma.
  12. Adhere to established norms of conduct based on the Philippine Nursing Law and other legal, regulatory and institutional requirements relevant to safe nursing practice.
  13. Protect clients rights based on “Patient’s Bill of Rights and Obligations”.
  14. Implement strategies/policies related to informed consent as it applies in multiple contexts.
  15. Ensure a working relationship with the client and/or support system based on trust, respect and shared decision-making using appropriate communication/interpersonal techniques/strategies.
  16. Document client’s responses/nursing care services rendered and processes/outcomes of the nurse client working relationship.
  17. Ensure completeness, integrity, safety, accessibility and security of information.
  18. Adhere to protocol and principles of confidentiality in safekeeping and releasing of records and other information.
  19. Ensure intra-agency, inter-agency, multidisciplinary and sectorial collaboration in the delivery of health care.
  20. Implement strategies/approaches to enhance/support the capability of the client and care providers to participate in decision making by the inter-professional team.
  21. Maintain a harmonious and collegial relationship among members of the health team for effective, efficient and safe client care.
  22. Coordinate the tasks/functions of other nursing personnel (midwife, BHW and utility worker).
  23. Collaborate with other members of the health team in the implementation of programs and services.
  24. Apply principles of partnership and collaboration to improve delivery of health services.
  25. Collaborate with GOs, NGOs and other socio-civic agencies to improve health care services, support environment protection policies and strategies, and safety and security mechanisms in the community.
  26. Participate as a member of a quality team in implementing the appropriate quality improvement process on identified improvement opportunities.
  27. Participate in the development and improvement of policies and standards regarding safe nursing practice and relevant to human resources management.
  28. Manage resources (human, physical, financial time efficiency and effectively.
  29. Apply management and leadership principles in providing direction to manage a community/village-based.
  30. Use appropriate strategies/approaches to plan community health programs and nursing service.
  31. Supervise the implementation of the nursing component of the health services/programs.
  32. Ensure that all nursing personnel adhere to standards of safety, bioethical principles and evidence based nursing practice.
  33. Evaluate specific components of health programs and nursing services based on parameters/criteria.
  34. Maintain a positive practice environment.
  35. Participate in the planning and implementation of staff development activities to enhance performance of nursing support staff.
  36. Evaluate performance of nursing support staff using standard evaluation tool.
  37. Participate in preparing a research proposal complying with the ethical principles in nursing research.
  38. Conduct a research study as a member of a research team.
  39. Determine if the research problems/questions, learning outcomes and/or hypotheses are clearly and logically linked to the research purpose, concepts and relationships, and propositions generated from the study framework.
  40. Analyze if the conceptual framework the summary of review of related literature, research design, and data analysis procedure are logically linked with the research purpose, problems/questions, and hypotheses.
  41. Establish if the interpretation, implications, and recommendations are consistent with the results considering the limitations of the study.
  42. Analyze the research study/report of adherence to standards of writing mechanisms, ethical principles and guidelines in all phases of the research study.
  43. Present the research study conducted in partnership with a research team.
  44. Assume responsibility for lifelong learning, own personal developmental and maintenance of competence.
  45. Demonstrate continued competence and professional growth.
  46. Engage in advocacy activities to influence health social care service policies and access to services.
  47. Model professional behavior.
  48. Engage in advocacy activities to deal with health related concerns and adopts policies that foster the growth and development of the nursing profession.
  49. Exemplify love for country in service of the Filipinos.
  50. Customize nursing interventions based on Phil culture and values.
  51. Use appropriate technology to perform safe and efficient nursing activities.
  52. Implement system of informatics to support the delivery of health care.
  53. Demonstrate caring as the core of nursing, love God, love of country and love of people.
  54. Manifest professionalism, integrity and excellence.
  55. Project the positive professional image of a Filipino Nurse.
  56. Identify opportunities for entrepreneurial nursing practice.
  57. Apply strategic interventions to address health-related concerns of individuals, families, communities and population groups to any health care setting.
  58. Reflect a character and behavior that is according to Adventist standards and principles in the practice of the profession.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  1. Competent beginning staff nurse with exposure to leadership roles and empowered nurse researcher in Adventist healthcare institutions or in other institutions in any healthcare setting.
  2. Expert nurse in any of the following fields of practice: Ambulatory Care Nurse, Cardiovascular Nurse, Critical Care Nurse, Diabetes Educator, Emergency Care Nurse, Enterostomal and Wound Care Nurse, Entrepreneurial Nurse, Nephrology Nurse, Hospice/Palliative Nurse, Nephrology Nurse, Neurologic Nurse, Informatics Nurse, Oncology Nurse, Orthopedic Nurse, Renal Nurse and Telehealth Nurse.
  3. Specialist/consultant in any of the following fields of practice: Occupational Health Nurse, School Nurse, Home Health Nurse, Health and Wellness Nurse, Military Nurse.
  4. Nurse Educator and Nurse Specialist in Adventist nursing schools or in any other nursing schools.
  5. Middle Nurse Manager and Nurse Executive in Adventist healthcare or nursing education institution or in any other health/health-related institutions.