Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a four-year program that includes general education, major, and professional nursing courses. From the first to the fourth year, clinical classes are embedded with a focus on nursing principles and related learning experiences (RLEs). The BSN program provides an intensive nursing practicum that will further develop and refine further nursing competencies to ensure achievement of the BSN program outcomes required of an entry level nurse.

The BSN program is designed to prepare professional nurses to assume entry-level positions in hospital facilities and community settings. The professional nurse is capable of providing safe, humane, quality, and holistic care to individuals in varying age, gender, and health-illness status; healthy or at-risk families; population groups; and community; singly or in collaboration with other health care providers, to promote health, prevent illness, restore health, alleviate suffering, and provide end-of-life care.

GOALS OF THE NURSING DEPARTMENT

The goal of the Nursing Department is on the holistic development of the person to be a professionally competent and caring nurse imbued with the following core values of love of God, love of country and service to man.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs aims to:

  1. To prepare graduates for the practice of nursing in various settings by providing the broadest basic education, skills and competencies for future leadership positions in nursing.
  2. To develop among the students, the spirit of compassionate caring, quality of service, social insight, and commitment in health care of the nation.
  3. To continue to strengthen and facilitate health research initiatives and maintain active outreach programs with the community through coordination and collaboration of undertakings.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

BSN graduates belong to Level VI (Baccalaureate) of the Philippine Qualifications Framework (PQF) under qualification code number 60913 and are also recognized under the ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF). They are also qualified to take the Philippine Nursing Licensure Examination (PNLE) under the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), along with any other certification assessments for global professional practice in the nursing field. Graduates may also opt to pursue post-graduate degrees or take the National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) to pursue a degree in medicine.

Upon completion of the 4-year BSN program, BSN graduates can:

  1. Provide safe and quality care to clients at home, in hospital and in community using the nursing pro­cess.
  2. Apply evidenced-based practice through research in bedside care, critical care, emergency care and primary health care setting.
  3. Continuously enhance knowledge, attitude, and skills in nursing research for the improvement of patient care, nursing education and the nursing profession.
  4. Exercise and enhance their personal and professional develop­ment through the nurses' code of ethics and nurs­ing value system.
  5. Demonstrate skills in health education and commu­nication with clientele, health team and significant others.
  6. Apply trans-cultural nursing when dealing with differ­ent client care situations in the hospital and com­munity settings.
  7. Assume leadership and management role and create an open social climate with the health team, clients and significant others aimed at facilitating not only client's recovery but teamwork effective­ness.
  8. Apply skills in critical thinking, creativity, decision making and problem solving in every client care situation across the life span.
  1. Promote the use of health systems approach in the delivery of health care.
  1.  Engage in self- directed lifelong learning of the nursing practice.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

After completion of all academic requirements of the program, graduates of the BSN should be able to practice nursing profession in the hospital, clinic, community, school setting, company, corporations and many more. Graduates of BSN are not only confined within the hospital setting. Nursing professionals can choose from a variety of exciting career opportunities, depending on their educational background, interests, and desired level of practice. Many find positions in hospitals, clinics, private practices, and assisted living facilities. Professionals in many nursing disciplines enjoy lucrative salary opportunities, including some of the highest-paying roles in the field. From entry-level nurse to doctoral-level professor, nursing provides a diverse range of career options. Nurses are hands-on health care providers that concentrate on providing highly personalized care.  With the degree being in-demand, the opportunities for graduates of BSN continues to expand particularly now, due to the growing prevalence and emergence of various diseases and ailments and understaffed in most hospitals and other institutions. More career options now exist for nurses than ever before. These positions can be found in rural or urban settings, in private, public, or governmental facilities, and they give the freedom to select which types of patients you want to work with.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATES

  • Licensed Registered Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse or Hospital Nurse
  • Medical Surgical Nurse
  • Nurse Midwife
  • School Health Nurse
  • Military Nurse
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Anaesthetist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Researcher
  • Informatics Nurse
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Private Duty Nurse
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Nursing Administrator
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Nurse Entrepreneur
  • Researcher
  • Health Policy Maker

AFFILIATED INSTITUTION FOR RELATED LEARNING EXPERIENCE

1 Tarlac Provincial Hospital (Base Hospital)

  1. San Lazaro General Hospital
  2. Mariveles Mental Hospital
  3. National Orthopedic Hospital
  4. Talon General Hospital
  5. Ramos General Hospital
  6. Rural Health Units
  7. Selected/Extension Barangay of the Department and College

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

As a foundation for the community health planning program, the students will be able to perform a community profiling through their subject course Community Health Nursing or NCM 104 and 113 where students can also train for a leadership position in official health organizations in the real world through this course. The student nurses would go to the affiliated barangays in Victoria to apply their learnings on how to conduct a family and community diagnosis with the guidance of a clinical instructor. It is a 2-week activity that let student nurses to be exposed in a real community setting different from what they are used to living in. They explore rural community health nursing, focusing on historical development, philosophy, health care systems, epidemiology, and individuals, families, and specific aggregate groups. They also apply theoretical and empirical knowledge in using the nursing process in rural community settings to promote, maintain and restore health.

Career Talk for nursing students of Tarlac State University. Career talk was held to give all nursing students an overview of what they can become after graduating the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Valuable guest speakers were invited to share their knowledge and some of their experiences to inspire future nurses to study smart and hard as many opportunities await them.

Orientation for Clinical Duty. The Department of Nursing conducted an orientation for 2nd year nursing students to prepare them for their upcoming hospital and community exposure. It was led by clinical instructors in the department.

Nursing Day 2018. The Department of Nursing at Tarlac State University participate in the annual observance held on May 12 that commemorate the birth in 1820 of Florence Nightingale, the foundation philosopher of modern nursing, and Nursing Day was held to celebrate this. During this day, various activities and entertainments for nursing students, faculty and staffs of nursing department were offered and conducted. It was a day where everyone just had fun. A valuable guest speaker was also invited to share his knowledge and experiences to inspire the attendees.

Grand Case Presentation. The Nursing Department maintains a tradition of showcasing students' best work in their Related Learning Experiences. The ability to provide well-constructed, complete, and succinct oral case presentations is an essential skill that a student nurse must develop in order to improve learning in the clinical setting by applying nursing concepts and theories. During the presentation, each participant shall wear their complete white duty uniform. The order of presentation will be drawn prior on the date of event. The presentation of the case will be limited to specific time, usually 30 minutes for each group. The clock will begin ticking when the participant says their first term. After the presentation, for ten minutes, judges or panelists will solely critique or question the group of presenters.

13th Capping, Pinning, & Candle Lighting Ceremony. The Pioneers Class of 2022 have finally received their caps, pins, busts and lit up their candles to symbolize their greater responsibilities towards the Nursing Profession last February 28, 2020 in the Bulwagang Kanlahi, Diwa ng Tarlac. This momentous event was a collaboration between the Faculty of Nursing and the College of Science Student Council Nursing Officers. The capping, pinning, and lighting ceremony is a tradition done annually for 2nd year nursing students as a symbol of recognition that they have earned and qualified to partake in clinical duties. Students' efforts are recognized through baccalaureate mass and affirming their commitment to the nursing profession.

BATTERY EXAMINATION
Approved Retention Policy of The BSN Program is being conducted before entering the Third-year level

To enrich and facilitate learning, the following teaching strategies bellow are used:

Reporting, Case Presentation, Clinical Case Study, Blended Learning, Role Playing, and seminar-workshop and the use of different online platform such as google classroom and Microsoft Team, wherein the students and faculty can facilitate teaching and learning even in the presence of the Pandemic

Extension services

The College of Science-Nursing Department   is committed to carry out its extension service function all under the University Extension Services Office, with the primary goal of achieving sustainable partnership with the government and private organizations in poverty alleviation

Research proposal and presentations

The faculty members of the BSN Program is activity participating in the different Convention, conferences, Seminars, Workshops and Symposium both local and international level

The College of Science aims to produce a fully functioning and excellence graduates who can perform the competencies under each of the Key Areas of Responsibility. To achieve the college goals and objectives, a Faculty Development Program is a critical factor towards building a strong foundation in the execution of the program to ensure quality education. The quality of education depends largely on the qualifications and competencies of the faculty, thus regular meeting, seminar-workshop, and evaluation is being conducted in the college and university level.

COLLEGE CHAIRPERSONS MEETING