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Theories, concepts, principles and processes basic to the practice of nursing with emphasis on health promotion and health maintenance. It includes basic nursing skills in the care of clients across age groups in any setting. Moreover, it encompasses the varied roles, functions and responsibilities of the professional nurse in varied health care settings. Test Scope II. :

Safe and Quality Care, Health Education, Communication, and Collaboration and Teamwork a. The nursing process b. Basic nursing skills 1. Admission and discharge 2. Vital signs 3. Physical examination and health assessment 4. Administration of medications 5. Asepsis and infection control 6. First aid measures 7. Wound care 8. Peri-operative care 9. Post-mortem care c. Measures to meet physiological needs 1. Oxygenation 2. Nutrition 3. Activity, rest and sleep 4. Fluid and electrolyte balance 5. Urinary elimination 6. Bowel elimination 7. Safety, comfort and hygiene 8. Mobility and immobility d. Health Education 1. Teaching and learning principles in the care of clients 2. Health education in all levels 3. Discharge planning Communication 1. Dynamics of communication 2. Nurse-client relationship 3. Professional-professional relationship 4. Therapeutic use of self 5. Use of information technology Collaboration and Teamwork 1. Networking 2. Inter-agency partnership 3. Teamwork strategies



4. Nursing and partnership with other professions and agencies II. Ethico-Moral Responsibility and Legal Responsibility a. Bioethical principles 1. Beneficence 2. Non-malefescence 3. Justice 4. Autonomy 5. Stewardship 6. Truth telling 7. Confidentiality 8. Privacy 9. Informed consent b. Patients Bill of Rights c. Code of Ethics in Nursing d. Legal Responsibility 1. Legal aspects in the practice of nursing 2. The Philippine Nursing Act of 2002 (R.A. 9173) 3. Related laws affecting the practice of nursing Personal and Professional Growth and Development a. Historical perspectives in nursing b. Nursing as a profession c. Theoretical foundation of nursing applied in health care situations d. Continuing professional education e. Professional organizations in nursing f. The nurse in health care 1. Eleven Key Areas of Responsibilities 2. Fields of nursing 3. Roles and functions IV. a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. Management of Resources and Environment Theories and principles of management Nursing administration and management Theories, principles and styles of leadership Concepts and principles of organization Patient care classification Nursing care systems Delegation and accountability Records Management 1. Anecdotal report 2. Incident report 3. Memorandum 4. Hospital manual 5. Documentation 6. Endorsement and end-of-shift report 7. Referral


V. Quality Improvement and Research a. Standards of nursing practice b. Nursing audit c. Accreditation/certification in nursing practice


Quality assurance e. Research 1. Problem identification 2. Ethics and science of research 3. The scientific approach 4. Research process 5. Research designs and methodology 5.1Qualitative 5.2Quantitative 6. Utilization and dissemination of research findings