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.
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 regardless of creed,... [continues]
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