Philippine Nursing Curriculum

A Self-Developed Nursing Curriculum Utilizing Outcome-Based Education approach

In the Philippines, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) serves as the governing body for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the country. The provisions of R.A. 7722, otherwise known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994” gave the commission the power and authority to set the minimum requirement for specific academic programs, general education distribution requirements, and specific professional courses.

Reflective Analysis: outcome-Based Education and the ched’s CMO No. 15, 2017 of the Philippine Nursing Curriculum

Consistent with the Republic Act (RA) No. 7722, otherwise known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994” and in compliance with the outcomes-based quality assurance system advocated under the Commission on Higher Education Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 46 s.2012, CHED issued CMO No.15 s.2017 to implement the “shift from competency-based standards to outcomes-based education and to specify the “core competencies’ expected of Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing graduates.

The Philippine Nursing Curriculum, A Comprehensive Review of Related Literature

In pursuit of a “globally-competitive” curriculum, foreign hospital policies shaped the Philippine Nursing Curriculum (Ortiga, 2018). The curriculum was constantly revised in such a way that the competencies of Filipino nurses are not limited to the Philippine Healthcare system.