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CORE COMPETENCY STANDARDS FOR NURSING PRACTICE IN THE PHILIPPINES (Click here to show the content of each core competency standards) Safe & quality nursing practice Management of resources & environment Health education Legal responsibility Ethico moral responsibility Personal & professional development Quality improvement Research Record management Communication Collaboration & teamwork LEGAL BASES Article 3 Sec.9 (c) of R.A. 9173/ Philippine Nursing Act 2002 Board shall monitor & enforce quality standards of nursing practice necessary to ensure the maintenance of efficient, ethical and technical, moral and professional standards in the practice of nursing taking into account the health needs of the nation. SIGNIFICANCE OF CORE COMPETENCY STANDARDS Unifying framework for nursing practice, education, regulation Guide in nursing curriculum development Framework in developing test syllabus for nursing profession entrants Tool for nurses performance evaluation Basis for advanced nursing practice, specialization Framework for developing nursing training curriculum Public protection from incompetent practitioners Yardstick for unethical, unprofessional nursing practice Phases of developing competency standards 1st Phase Competency identification through DACUM 2nd Phase Verification of identified competencies 3rd Phase Pilot testing ( senior student in 8 nursing colleges) 4th Phase Benchmarking with exiting standards from 3 countries + ICN


I. SAFE AND QUALITY NURSING CARE CORE COMPETENCY 1: Demonstrate knowledge based on health/illness status of individual/ groups Indicators : Identifies health needs of patients/groups Explains patient/group status CORE COMPETENCY 2: Provides sound decision making in care of individual/groups considering their beliefs, values Indicators : Problem identification Data gathering related to problem Data analysis Selection appropriate action Monitor progress of action taken CORE COMPETENCY 3: Promotes patient safety and comfort Indicators : Performs age-specific safety measures and comfort measure in all aspects of patient care CORE COMPETENCY 4: Priority setting in nursing care based on patients needs Indicators : Identifies priority needs of patients Analysis of patients needs Determine appropriate nursing care to be provided CORE COMPETENCY 5: Ensures continuity of care Indicators : Refers identified problems to appropriate individuals/ agencies Establish means of providing continuous patient care CORE COMPETENCY 6: Administers medications and other health therapeutics Indicators : Conforms to the 10 golden rules in medication administration and health therapeutics CORE COMPETENCY 7: Utilizes nursing process as framework for nursing. Performs comprehensive, systematic nursing assessment Indicators : Obtains consent

Complete appropriate assessment forms Performs effective assessment techniques Obtains comprehensive client information Maintains privacy and confidentiality Identifies health needs CORE COMPETENCY 8: Formulates care plan in collaboration with patients, other health team members Indicators : Includes patients, family in care planning States expected outcomes in nursing interventions Develops comprehensive patient care plan Accomplishes patient centered discharge plan CORE COMPETENCY 9: Implements NCP to achieve identified outcomes Indicators : Explain interventions to patient, family before carrying them out Implement safe, comfortable nursing interventions Acts according to clients health conditions, needs Performs nursing interventions effectively and in timely manner CORE COMPETENCY 10: Implements NCP progress toward expected outcomes Indicators : Monitors effectiveness of nursing interventions Revises care plan PRN CORE COMPETENCY 11: Responds to urgency of patients condition Indicators : Identifies sudden changes in patients health conditions Implements immediate, appropriate interventions