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11 CORE COMPETENCIES IN NURSING Responsibility for which a nurse should demonstrate competence in:

1. Safe and quality nursing care


2. Management of resources and environment
3. Health education
4. Legal responsibility
5. Ethico-moral responsibility
6. Personal and professional development
7. Quality improvement
8. Research
9. Record Management
10. Communication
11. Collaboration and teamwork

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 co
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


II. MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT

CORE COMPETENCY 1:
Organizes workload to facilitate patient care
Indicators:
Identifies task or activities that need to be accomplished
Plans the performance of task or activities based on priority
Finishes work assignment on time

CORE COMPETENCY 2:
Utilizes resources to support patient care

Indicators:
Determines the resources needed to deliver patient care
Control the use of equipment

CORE COMPETENCY 3:
Ensures the functioning of resources


Indicators:
Check proper functioning of the equipment
Refers Malfunctioning equipment to appropriate unit

CORE COMPETENCY 4:
Check the Proper functioning of the Equipment


Indicators:
Determines the task and procedures that can be safely assigned to the other members of the team
Verifies the competence of the staff prior to delegating tasks



CORE COMPETENCY 5:
Maintains safe Environment

Indicators:
Observe proper disposal of waste
Adheres to policies, procedures and protocols on prevention and control of infection
Defines steps to follow incase of fire , earthquake and other emergency situation


III. HEALTH EDUCATION


CORE COMPETENCY 1:
Assesses the learning needs of the patient and the family
Indicators:
Obtains learning information through interview, observation and validation
Defines relevant information
Completes assessment records appropriately
Identify priority needs

CORE COMPETENCY 2:
Develops Health Education plan based on assessed and anticipated needs.

Indicators:
Considers nature of the learner in relation to social, cultural, political, economic, educational, and religious factor

CORE COMPETENCY 3:
Develops learning material for health education

Indicators:
Involves the patient, family and significant others and other resources
Formulates a comprehensive health educational plan with the following components , objectives, content and time allotment
Teaching-learning resources and evaluation parameters
Provides for feedback to finalize plan

CORE COMPETENCY 4:
Implements the health Education Plan

Indicators:
Provides for conducive learning situation in terms of timer and place
Considers client and family preparedness Utilize appropriate strategies
Provides reassuring presence through active listening, touch and facial expression and gestures
Monitors client and familys responses to health education

CORE COMPETENCY 5:
Evaluates the outcome of health Education

Indicators:
Utilizes evaluation parameters
Documents outcome of care
Revises health education plan when necessary


IV. LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY


CORE COMPETENCY 1:
Adheres to practices in accordance with the nursing law and other relevant legislation including contract and informed consent.

Indicators:
Fulfill legal requirements in Nursing Practice
Holds current professional license
Acts in accordance with the terms of contract of employment and other rules and regulation
Complies with the required CPE
Confirms information given by the doctor for informed consent
Secures waiver of responsibility for refusal to undergo treatment or procedures
Check the completeness of informed consent and other legal forms

CORE COMPETENCY 2:
Adheres to organizational policies and procedures, local and national

Indicators:
Articulates the vision and mission of the institution where one belongs
Acts in accordance with the established norms and conduct of the institution/ organization

CORE COMPETENCY 3:
Document care rendered to patients.

Indicators:
Utilizes appropriate patient care records and reports
Accomplish accurate documentation in all matters concerning patient care in accordance with the
standard of nursing practice.

V. ETHICO-MORAL RESPONSIBILITY


CORE COMPETENCY 1:
Respects the rights of individual/ groups

Indicator:
Renders nursing care consistent with the patients bill of rights confidentiality of information, privacy,

CORE COMPETENCY 2
Accepts responsibility & accountability for own decisions and actions

Indicators:
Meets nursing accountability requirements as embodied in the job description
Justifies basis for nursing actions and judgment
Protects a positive image of the profession

CORE COMPETENCY 3
Adheres to the national and international code of ethics for nurses
Indicators:
Adheres to the Code of Ethics for Nurses and abides by its provisions
Reports unethical and immoral incidents to proper authorities
VI. PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CORE COMPETENCY 1
Identifies own learning needs

Indicators:
Verbalizes strengths, weaknesses, limitations.
Determines personal and professional goals and aspirations.

CORE COMPETENCY 2
Pursues continuing education

Indicators:
Participates in formal and non-formal education.
Applies learned information for the improvement of care.

CORE COMPETENCY 3
Gets involved in professional organizations and civic activities

Indicators:
Participates actively in professional, social, civic and religious activities
Maintain membership to professional organizations
Support activities related to nursing and health issues

CORE COMPETENCY 4
Projects a professional image of nurse

Indicators:
Demonstrate good manners and right conduct at all times.
Dresses appropriately.
Demonstrates congruence of words and actions.
Behaves appropriately at all times.

CORE COMPETENCY 5
Possesses positive attitude towards change and criticism
Indicators:
Listens to suggestions and recommendations.
Tries new strategies or approaches.
Adapts to changes willingly.

VII. QUALITY IMPROVEMENT


CORE COMPETENCY 1:
Gathers data for quality improvement

Indicators:
Demonstrates knowledge of method appropriate for the clinical problems identified
Detects variation in the vital signs of the patient from day to day
Reports necessary elements at the bedside to improve patient stay at hospital
Solicits feedback from patient and significant others regarding care rendered

CORE COMPETENCY 2:
Participates in nursing audits and rounds

Indicators:
Contributes relevant information about patient condition as well as unit condition and patient current reactions
Shares with the team current information regarding particular patients condition
Encourages the patient to speak about what is relevant to his condition
Documents and records all nursing care and actions
Performs daily check of patient records/condition
Completes patients records
Actively contributes relevant information of patients during rounds thru readings and sharing with others

CORE COMPETENCY 3:
Identifies and reports variances

Indicators:
Documents observed variance regarding patient care and submits to appropriate group within 24 hours
Identifies actual and potential variance to patient care
Reports actual and potential variance to patient care
Submits report to appropriate groups within 24 hours

CORE COMPETENCY 4:
Recommends solutions to identified problems

Indicators:
Gives appropriate suggestions on corrective and preventive measures
Communicates and discusses with appropriate groups
Gives and objective and accurate reporton what was observed rather than an interpretation of the event.



VIII. RESEARCH

CORE COMPETENCY 1:
Gathers data using different methodologies

Indicators:
Identifies researchable problems regarding patient care and community health
Identifies appropriate methods of research for a particular patient/community problem
Combines quantitative and qualitative nursing design thru simple explanation on the phenomena observed
Analyzes data gathered

CORE COMPETENCY 2:
Recommends actions for implementation

Indicator:
Based on the analysis of data gathered, recommends practical solutions appropriate for the problem

CORE COMPETENCY 3:
Disseminates results of research findings

Indicators:
Communicates results of findings to colleagues/patients/family and to others
Endeavors to publish research
Submits research findings to own agencies and others as appropriate

CORE COMPETENCY 4:
Applies research findings in nursing practice

Indicators:
Utilizes and findings in research in the provision of nursing care to individuals/groups/communities
Makes use of evidence-based nursing to ameliorate nursing practice

IX. RECORDS MANAGEMENT
CORE COMPETENCY 1:
Maintains accurate and updated documentation of patient care


Indicator:
Completes updated documentation of patient care

CORE COMPETENCY 2:
Records outcome of patient care

Indicator:
Utilizes a record system

CORE COMPETENCY 3:
Observes legal imperatives in recording keeping

Indicators:
Observes confidentially and privacy of patients records
Maintains an organized system of filing and keeping patients records in a designated area
Refrains from releasing records and other information without proper authority

X. COMMUNICATION

CORE COMPETENCY 1:
Establishes rapport with patients, significant others and members of the health team.

Indicators:
Creates trust and confidence
Listens attentively to clients queries and requests
Spends time with the client to facilitate conversation that allows client to express concern.

CORE COMPETENCY 2:
Identifies verbal and non-verbal cues

Indicator:
Interprets and validates clients body language and facial expression

CORE COMPETENCY 3:
Utilizes formal and informal channels

Indicator:
Makes use of available visual aids

CORE COMPETENCY 4:
Responds to needs of individuals, family, group and community



Indicator:
Provides re- assurance through therapeutic, touch, warmth and comforting words of encouragement
Readily smiles

CORE COMPETENCY 5:
Uses appropriate information technology to facilitate communication

XI. COLLABORATION and TEAMWORK

CORE COMPETENCY 1:
Establishes collaborative relationship with colleagues and other members of the health team
Indicators:
Contributes to decision making regarding patients needs and concerns
Participates actively in patients care management including audit
Recommends appropriate intervention to improve patient care
Respects the role of the other members of the health team
Maintains good interpersonal relationships with patients, colleagues and other members of the health team

CORE COMPETENCY 2:
Collaborates plan of care with other members of the health team

Indicator:
Refers patients to allied health team partners
Acts liaison / advocate of the patients
Prepares accurate documentation of efficient communication of services

















































Urdaneta Sacred Heart Hospital, Inc.
McArthur Highway, San Vicente St., Urdaneta City, Pangasinan
Trunkline: (075) 564 2294 to 96 / 656 2296 - 98
NURSING SERVICE
ORGANIZATIONAL CHART
ORGANIZATIONAL CHART
GAVINA,JOSEPH
Headnurse ER

Headnurse ER

JOSEPH
Headnurse ER
ELEGORES, BELEN A.
Chief Nurse
BRISTOL, PRISCILA C.
Assistant Chief Nurse
CASTILLO, EDELEO B.
Assistant Chief Nurse
CUECACO, ALONA G.
Assistant Chief Nurse
PARINAS, RENANTE R.
Assistant Chief Nurse
VIDAL, MARILYN T.
Nurse Supervisor
UMINGA, ANNABELLE G.
Nurse Supervisor
ANTOLIN,
SHEREEN A.
Headnurse Stn 2A

SHEREEN A.
Headnurse Stn 2A
CARIG
ABRAHAM J.
Headnurse Stn 2B
,
ABRAHAM J.
Headnurse Stn 2B
MEDENILLA,
GLENN V.
Headnurse Stn 2C

GLENN V.
Headnurse Stn 2C
VACANT
Headnurse Stn 3A
ULAT, ANABEL L.
Headnurse Stn 3B

Headnurse Stn 3B

ANABEL L.
Headnurse Stn 3B
ESPELITA,
BERNEDETTE M.
Headnurse Stn 3C

BERNEDETTE M.
Headnurse Stn 3C
LEAL, ANNIE G.
Headnurse OR/DR

Headnurse OR/DR
Headnurse OR/DR

ANNIE G.
Headnurse OR/DR
ESCAT,GLADY
E. Headnurse ICU

E Headnurse
ICU
.
Headnurse ICU

GLADY E.
Headnurse ICU
FORTIN,
CRISTINA A.
h
Headnurse Nursery


Headnurse Nursery

CRISTINA A.
Headnurse Nursery
NABUA JOCELYN
S. Headnurse
Dialysis

Headnurse Dialysis

STAFF NURSE
NURSE VOLUNTEER
MIDWIVES
Urdaneta Sacred Heart Hospital, Inc.



VISION


To become a World Class Hospital with a Filipino Heart






MISSION


The Urdaneta Sacred Heart Hospital is committed to render the best health care to the people by providing
available, affordable and accessible health services and by promoting a responsible and responsive
medical profession.
It shall nurture a culture of medical excellence in its services by ensuring continuous training for its medical staff
and by endeavoring to upgrade its medical facilities.









VISION
The PUNP as the total quality University of choice in the Pan-pacific rim now and in the next century.






MISSION
To sustain educational excellence. PUNP ensures the relevance of aims, content, practices, and outcomes of education to
the future to new generation in a new era of globalization, information technology, and knowledge-driven economy through the
constant creation of value in every facet of educational experience.





TOTAL QUALITY POLICY
At PUNP, quality is everyone's concern and shall permeate every facet of the university through an institutional way of life
that is excellence-driven, value-added, service-oriented and customer focused.


VISION:
The College of Nursing of Panpacific University North Philippines envisions transforming the nation through excellent
education for national and global demand.
MISSION:
1. To provide quality nursing education to a diverse population of students through evidence-based practice and lifelong learning.
2. To provide and sustain continuous excellence in nursing education, clinical practices, nursing research and community services.
3. To ensure relevant curriculum geared towards the formation of globally competitive professional nurses in various fields of
nursing
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
After the completion of the BSN program, the graduates will be able to:
1. Apply with sound scientific knowledge his/her professional skills strenghtened by the institutions relevant curriculum aimed
at producing competitive professional nurses in the Philippines and abroad.
2. Apply knowledge from general education and nursing theories to the adoptive responses of individuals, families, and
communities.
3. Develop the fundamental attitude for the service of their fellow men.
4. Build a growing capacity to respond to the needs and values of individuals, families and communities.
5. Assume personal responsibility and steadfastness in the delivery of health services to the stakeholders of health.
6. Apply the nursing process in assesssing wellness-illness status of clients and evaluate the effects of care given.
7. Develop the ability to initiate research studies that will identify the demands of the profession, institution and community
and analyze its interrelatedness to provide an integral solution for the improvement of nursing and health.