OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION
CHED MEMORANDUM ORDER (CMO)
Series of 2009
POLICIES AND STANDARDS FOR BACHELOR
OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN) PROGRAM
In accordance with pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 7722, otherwise known as the Higher Education Act of 1994 and pursuant to Commission en Banc Resolution No. 170 dated April 19, 2009 and for the purpose of rationalizing Nursing Education in the country in order to provide relevant and quality health services locally and internationally, the following policies and standards for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program are hereby adopted and promulgated by the Commission. ARTICLE I
Section 1. A person is a unique bio-psycho-socio-cultural and spiritual being, always in constant interaction with the environment. These interactions affect individuals, families, population groups and societal health status.
The nurse assumes the caring role in the promotion of health, prevention of diseases, restoration of health, alleviation of suffering and, when recovery is not possible, in assisting patients towards peaceful death. The nurse collaborates with other members of the health team and other sectors to achieve quality healthcare. Moreover, the nurse works with the individuals, families, population groups, community and society in ensuring active participation in the delivery of holistic healthcare. Within the context of the 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 emphasized in the BSN program: 1.1 Love of God
1.2 Caring as the core of nursing
e. Commitment (commitment to a culture of excellence, discipline, integrity and professionalism)
1.3 Love of People
a. Respect for the dignity of each person...