Dean: Dr. Ma. Grace F. Gurdiel, RN, MAN
E-mail: nursing@dmc.edu.ph


VISION – MISSION

VISION

1. To recognize and determine the primary health care needs of and health services for the society in the community.
2. To acknowledge the responsibility in the promotion, development, and restoration of health; and prevention of diseases through proper dispensation of medications to patients.
3. The professional nurse must have self–sustained maintenance of moral integrity and national identity, and is always conscious to the alleviations from sufferings among poor families in the community.
4. The professional nurse will see to it that nursing profession is upheld, upgraded, and rationalized. The professional nurse must carry on its promotion and development.

MISSION

1. Identify nursing problems and the various health needs , analyze them, and make proper actions by way of appropriate recommendations
2. Coordinate nursing activities with any hospital services and other healthcare entities allied to the nursing profession
3. Assist attending physicians when examining patients; collaborate with other co-workers; record and make reports on the results of physicians’ diagnoses following policies , rules, and regulation specified in the operational manual for the attending nurse.

 

PROGRAMS

BS in Nursing

The BSN Program is a four-year program designed to prepare a professional nurse to render nursing care to individuals, families, and groups in any setting at any stage of the health-illness scale. 

Career Options for Nursing Graduates:

  • Institutional or Hospital Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Private Duty Nursing
  • Industrial Or Occupational Nursing
  • Military Nursing
  • Flight Nursing or Aerospace Nursing
  • School Nursing
  • Clinic Nursing
  • Independent Nursing Practice
  • Pharmaceutical Representatives
  • Nursing Education

 

ADMISSION AND RETENTION POLICIES

Admission Requirements

Students who wish to enroll in DMCCF- College of Nursing are obliged to follow the set rules and regulations, to wit:

1. Incoming Freshman

1.1. High school card should have an average of 80% and above;
1.2. Entrance test score should be 40 and above;
1.3. Level of competency during interview should be 60% and above;
1.4. Incoming student must have undergone thorough physical examination.

2. Transferees

2.1.Transferees must comply with the abovementioned requirements except for the submission of the high school card.
2.2. In addition, transferees must submit a photocopy of his/her TOR for evaluation purposes.

3. For a student to be eligible to enroll in BSN II and III, they must;

3.1 Pass all major nursing subjects;
3.2 Have received complete doses of Hepatitis B immunization;
3.3 Pass the Nursing Aptitude Test/Assessment for Nursing Potential (a requisite to NCM 100.)
3.4 Have attended the official Cap and Badge Ceremony which required before a student can go on duty.
3.5 Follow the RLE policies stipulated in the RLE handbook.

4. For students to be eligible to enroll in BSN IV, they must;

4.1 Pass all the major nursing subjects and has taken up all minor subjects in the Levels I, II, III.
4.2 Pass the practical exam in the 1st semester and the oral exam in the second semester.

5.Board Exam Parameters

To qualify for the June Board Exam the student must obtain the following marks:

i. Pre-Board Exam Result of at least 40%
ii. Cumulative grade from Health Care I to NCM 104 of 30%
iii. Oral Examination Result – 30%

6. June Board Exam Review

All DMCCF College of Nursing graduates except second coursers, who will qualify to take the June licensure examination for the first time are required to take the supervised review before they are allowed to take the said examination.

The College of Nursing will announce the graduates qualified to take the June Licensure Examination within the graduation period.

The final announcement of qualified graduates is irrevocable unless officially amended by the College of Nursing itself;

Qualified graduates of Bachelor of Science in Nursing except second coursers will join the Supervised Review sanctioned by the administration of DMC College Foundation.

7. Grading System

The semestral grade is the average grade of all four terms (Prelim, Midterm, Semi and Finals). Each term grade is 25%

I.1 In NCM 100 to NCM 105, lecture is 60% and RLE is 40% ; RLE grade is based on skills, knowledge, and attitude;
I.2 Failure in either Lecture or RLE in any NCM subjects automatically results in failure of the NCM subject. The student must re-enroll the said NCM course the following semester.
I.3 No special schedule for quizzes will be given. However, for major exam a special exam can be given if the student can present a valid reason;
I.4 Student must pay the special exam fee of Fifty Pesos (Php 50.00) at the Accounting Office and must secure an absent slip dully signed by the Dean of the College of Nursing with attached medical certificate for them to be given the special exam.

8. Dean's List and Clinical Proficiency Award.

The following criteria should be met to qualify for Dean's List & Clinical Proficiency Award, to wit;

i. Must be a regular Student;
ii. Must not have a grade lower than 1.75 for Dean's List
iii. Must not have recorded tardiness or absences
iv. Is highly competent in utilizing nursing process in varying health situations for the Clinical Proficiency Awardees

 

CHN POLICY

I. PERSONAL APPEARANCE

1.1.1. Complete prescribed uniform must be worn (white blouse and blue pants with black shoes). 
1.1.2. Rubber shoes or sneakers are not allowed
1.1.3. No wearing of White T-shirts and dark jeans during duty hours unless specified with the approval of the Clinical Director
1.1.4. Wearing CHN uniforms may be allowed during lecture provided that it has been scheduled by the instructor.
1.1.5. Hair must be kept and fixed; Hairnets are required for female students.
1.1.6. No jewelry of any kind shall be worn on duty except a watch with a seconds hand.
1.1.7. Students are required to be in assigned area 15 minutes before the time (7:45 AM). Taking public transport to and from the area is prohibited.

II. FIELD REQUIREMENTS

1. Complete CHN bag. Refer to the RLE handbook for a comlete list of paraphernalia. The CHN bag is checked on the first day of duty through entire period of CHN duties.
2. Written requirements:
i. First day of duty - general and specific objectives and the Daily Plan of Activities (DPA) which includes the daily specific objectives and the general objectives.
ii. Second day of duty - list of barangay and purok officials and a spot map
iii. Last day of duty of the week - reading output (with summary, reaction and reference) and weekly evaluation
iv. Third day of duty

  • IDB
  • Typology
  • Scale for Ranking
  • FNCP- at least 3 health problems
  • Survey questionnaire

v. Last day of duty - General Evaluation

 

RLE POLICY

1. Reporting Time

1.1. Students are required to render the required number of hours specified for each level.
1.2. Students are required to be in the assigned area 30 minutes before the time. 
1.3. Students reporting for duty must be in complete, neat, and clean uniform.
1.4. Students must wear their nameplates.
1.5. Females must wear half slip/chemise; Males must wear white sando underneath the uniform.

2. Aprons must be removed when taking snack / lunch breaks outside the hospital
3. Students are not allowed to wear the hospital uniform after hospital duty
4. Students are required to wear the student nurse’s uniform with DIGNITY at all times.
5. Hair is not allowed to touch the collar. Visible hair adornments of any kind are not allowed. Black hairnets are required for females. Hair should not hang loose when in uniform even when not on duty. Proper short, clean, and uncolored haircut for males must be observed. 
6. No jewelry of any form shall be worn on duty, except a watch with a seconds hand
7. Lost or destroyed IDs, pins, nameplates, or watches must be replaced within fifteen days. Failure to do so on the set date will mean that the student is considered absent until she/he presents the replacement.
8. Students are not allowed to wear LR-DR/OR uniforms outside the special areas. White school uniforms must be worn traveling to the hospital, during snack and lunch time, and also in commuting to DMCCFI school campus
9. Students are not allowed to loiter in the wards or hospital corridors during and after duty hours.
10. Students must notify their respective clinical instructor / team leader when leaving the ward for any reason. 
11. Students are not allowed to have their lunch / snacks outside the hospital premises. The school is not liable for any untoward incident that may happen to any student who violates the policy. Students are allowed 15 minutes for snacks and 30 minutes for lunch.
12. When transacting official business in the ward beyond duty hours (for ward class, case presentations, follow-up of clients) all student nurses must wear the standard smock uniform with nameplate and must inform the head nurse/staff nurse of the purpose of their presence in the ward.
13. Smoking in the hospital compound and when on duty is not allowed
14. Drinking alcoholic beverages and use of illegal drugs are grounds for expulsion
15. Students must avoid undue familiarity with patients, relatives, and other members of the health team.
16. Students must address each other formally while on duty. Terms of endearment must be avoided.
17. Students should avoid discussing confidential matters regarding the patient and significant others.
18. Students are prohibited from using image-capture devices, video-cameras, cellular phones with camera features and other similar equipment.
19. Telephones in the clinical area are not for student use.

A. Errors and Mistakes

  • Errors and mistakes in the RLE area should be reported immediately to the CI
  • All cases shall be investigated following the proper channel of communication
  • The student shall then write an anecdotal report submitted to CI concerned with in 24 hours, then to the Dean with a proper written explanation.

B. Major Offenses

Any of the following constitute a major offense:

  • Tampering of RLE record and/or patients’ records
  • Signature forgery (CI, Doctors, Deans & Asst. dean)
  • Stealing in any form including misappropriation of funds entrusted by a group or by other students
  • Administration of drugs that produce harmful effect on the patient, resulting in complications or death due to error
  • Viewing of pornographic films or materials inside the hospital premises
  • Grave disrespect for and causing physical harm to clinical instructors

Sanctions

1st major offense – warning + 5 days extension with anecdotal report
2nd major offense – 10 days extension with anecdotal report
3rd major offense – referral to the Disciplinary Officer for sanction.

C. Minor Offenses

Minor offenses include:

  • Habitual tardiness
  • Receiving visitors while on duty
  • Loitering in the hospital
  • Reading unrelated texts or doing irrelevant matters while on duty
  • Minor errors in the performance of treatment and nursing procedures, although little or no harm may have been done to the patient.

Sanctions

1st minor offense – warning 
2nd minor offense – 3 days extension
3rd minor offense – 5 days extension
4th minor offense – 10 days extension & will be referred to the Disciplinary Officer

D. Attitudes and Behavior

The following attitudes/ behaviors are subject to disciplinary action:

  • Grave disrespect to an instructor whether from within the school or from any other school, to hospital authority, or to another student.
  • Oral defamation
  • Causing physical harm to an instructor whether from within the school or from any other school, to hospital authority, or to another student.
  • Refusal to follow an assigned task
  • Truancy while on duty
  • Undue familiarity with patient, significant others, instructors, doctors, and other hospital personnel
  • Use of obscene language so as to cause public censure
  • Immorality (e.g. serious sexual displays and other illicit acts in the hospital)

E. Classification of Absences

1. Excused 1 Absence :1 Extension Duty

  • Illness with sick notice (Medical certificate from DMC Hospital)
  • Death or burial of immediate family members supported with a letter
  • Force majeure (typhoon, floods, fire)
  • Absence due to official school function

2. Unexcused 1 Absence : 2 Extension Duties

  • Caring for the sick relative both immediate & distant ones
  • Attending weddings, family reunions & other activity not related to duty
  • Extension of vacation
  • Illness without notification
  • Reporting to duty 15 minutes after the schedules reporting time. (7:15 am)

Note: A student who exceeds 20% absence of the total required number of hours per rotation is considered failed in that particular area.

 

NURSING ARTS CENTER POLICIES

The Nursing Arts Center (NAC) is furnished with complete facilities, equipment and supplies necessary for instruction, lecture, and demonstration in order for the students to learn and develop their skills in performing nursing procedures in preparation for actual exposure in the hospital. Furthermore, for the purposes of safety and avoidance of delay, students and instructors are obliged to observe maintenance of strict discipline, cleanliness, and orderliness in the NAC by adhering to the following policies;

1. Those who wish to use the NAC or borrow any of its item / supplies / equipment, shall wear proper uniform with nameplate and ID.
2. Demonstration, lecture, or return demonstration shall be permitted only when scheduled a day prior to the said activity.
3. Borrowing items, supplies, and/or equipment shall not be allowed unless the borrower presents and deposit a valid school ID, signs the borrowers slip, and records his transaction on the logbook at the front desk.
4. Items, supplies, and equipment must be released and returned only during regular office hours: 8 AM – 12 NOON, 1 - 5 PM, Mondays to Fridays; and 8 AM – 4 PM Saturdays and Sundays.
5. Upon returning the borrowed items, supplies, or equipment, the borrowers must claim their ID's and borrower's slips from NAC-in-charge. Failure to claim ID's and borrower's slip will mean the borrowed item, supplies, or equipment have not been returned.
6. A fine of 20 pesos will be imposed on the borrower for a one-day lapse of any unreturned item, supply, or equipment; and 10 pesos for the succeeding day, thereafter.
7. It is the responsibility of the NAC In-charge and personnel to arrange and maintain cleanliness in the NAC and to indicate in the NAC logbook the scheduling of NAC room use, date and time borrowed, and the return of the items, supplies, or equipment in the proper place.
8. If any damage to borrowed materials, equipment, or to the NAC room itself, has been observed, it shall be the obligation of the borrower / user to pay twice the amount of the said item, supply, equipment; or to pay twice the cost of repair of the damaged room regardless of whether the damage was intentional or not. All payments for violations shall be made at the Business Office, and the receipt must be presented to the NAC in-charge.
9. Return demonstration must be followed as scheduled.
10. During Ret-demo, students are not allowed to stay inside the skills laboratory. Students, however, are allowed in the hallway where waiting benches are placed. Silence must be observed at all times.
11. It is the obligation of the students to perform after-use care of the material, equipment, or room used. Students must maintain cleanliness and order through their use of the NAC.

 

ACADEMIC POLICY

1. All BSN female students are required to wear their complete school uniforms (white uniform with black closed shoes and black socks/stockings) and neatly keep their hair using hairnet when coming to lectures.
2. All BSN male students are required to neatly cut their hair short. “Barber cut” is recommended. They must wear their complete school uniform (white uniform with black leather shoes and white socks).
3. No hair streaks and dyes are allowed.
4. Portable music players and other audio-visual materials are not allowed during lecture hours. Cell phones must be put on silent mode.
5. Absences:

A student is considered absent from class if he/she is not present within the first third fraction of the scheduled class time. Thus, a student is considered absent if he/she arrives after:

1) Beyond 20 minutes in a 60-minute class
2) Beyond 30 minutes in a 90-minute class
3) Beyond 40 minutes in a 120-minute class
4) Beyond 80 minutes (1 hour and 20 minutes) for a 240-minute(4 hours) class

Although members of the faculty are expected to begin their classes promptly, various contingencies that are sometimes unavoidable may cause some faculty members to be late for class. In such cases, the following guidelines are to be observed:

1) For a 60-minute (1 hour) class, students should not leave until after 20 minutes has passed.
2) For a 90-minute (1 hour and 30 minutes) class, students should wait for 30 minutes.
3) For a 120-minute (2 hours) class, students should wait for 40 minutes.
4) For a 240-minute (4 hours) class, students should wait for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

  • Instructors/Lecturers/Professors arriving late within the time schedule may mark students absent if they leave their class earlier than the prescribed time.
  • All subject instructors/lecturers are NOT allowed to give extensions during classes; Extensions only apply to RLE duty.
  • Three late entrances (tardiness) shall be counted as one absence.
  • An absence slip duly signed by the College of Nursing dean with attached Letter of Proof (eg medical certificate) should be presented to the instructor/lecturer within a week after the absence.
  • A student who has incurred absences of more than 20% of the required total number of class hours in a given time should not be given credit and is considered Failure Debarred (FD).

Minor Subjects:

  • Nutrition & Diet Therapy
  • Community Development
  • Research
  • Asian Civilization with Transcultural Nursing
  • Teaching Strategies in Health Education
  • Pharmacology
  • Nursing Informatics

Major Subjects:

  • NCM 100 - 105
  • PPP
  • Theoretical Foundations in Nursing (TFN)
  • Health Assessment

Prompt and regular attendance in the class is required of all students from the first meeting of every subject. Time lost by late enrollment shall be considered time lost by absence.

Legitimate Excuses for Absences:

  • Sickness / Suffering an illness (must be presented with a Medical Certificate)
  • Death of an immediate family member (must be presented with a Death Certificate of the deceased immediate family member)
  • Official school business (must be presented with a Letter of Request duly signed by the school official)

Special Examinations:

The student need not pay the fee for special exam if he/she takes the exam within the week after the scheduled examination, with the following reasons:

  • Sickness with Medical Certificate
  • No permit during the scheduled examination

The student has to pay the Special Exam Fee (Php50) if he/she takes the exam one week after the scheduled examination (second week)

How to Secure for a Special Exam Form:

1. Ask for a special exam form from the Dean’s Office
2. Fill up the form properly, stating your reason
3. Let the instructor/lecturer sign first before the Academic Director
4. Have the dean of the College of Nursing sign
5. When approved, pay the fee at the Accounting Office
6. Submit the Dean’s Copy to the Academic Director together with the receipt

  • If the student passes the given special exam, the highest possible score that he/she may get is 75%.
  • If the student fails, his/her grade is computed based on the score that he/she garners
  • If the student fails to take the special examination within the allowed time span of 2 weeks after the scheduled exam, he/she is considered FAILED on that parameter.
  • The passing grade is 75% or an equivalent of 3.0. However, the cut-off grade of the College is 77% or an equivalent of 2.75. If a student incurs a semestral grade of 3.0, he/she is advised to retake the same course on the next semester wherein it will be offered by the College.
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