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PHILIPPINE NURSING LAW

RA 9173

The implementing rules and regulations of the said law was passed through: a. BON Resolution 425,s 2003 b. BON Resolution 524, s 2002 c. BON resolution 459, s 2002 d. BON Resolution 99-14, s 1999

The Phil Nursing law was promulgated in 2002.What month?

A. January B. March C. October D. December

TWO PREVIOUS NURSING LAWS:

SUMMARY OF CHANGES

Deleted provisions of RA 7164 in RA 9173:


1. One year of service in the Philippines for State
Colleges graduates

2. Refresher course 3. Upper 40% of high school graduating class

4. Special training requirement for IV therapy 5. Standard pay for nurses either in public or private
sector

Government shall: 1.Protect and improve nursing profession 2.Institute measures toward attaining: nursing education humane working conditions better career prospects here and abroad respectable lifestyle

BOARD OF NURSING

CHANGES IN THE ORGANIZATION OF THE BON


CHANGES

RA 9173
PROFESSIONAL REGULATORY BON

RA 7164
BOARD OF NURSING 5 members
National Nurses Assoc to the PRC

RA 877
BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR NURSES

NAME OF THE BOARD


COMPOSITION

7 members

3 members
Officially recognized National Assoc of Nurses Civil Service Commission

NOMINATING BODY
RECOMMENDING BODY

PNA
PRC

Not stated

PNA nominates 3 per


vacancy

PRC recommends two


Appointment by the PRESIDENT of the Phil.

BON: Qualifications:
Be a natural born citizen and resident Of good standing in the PNA At least 10 years continuous practice
Last 5 years shall be in the Philippines RN with masters degree Does not have conviction of any offense (moral turpitude)

Term of Office
1 term- 3 years Maximum of two terms Unexpired portion of the term

Requirements upon qualification

RESIGN immediately
1- Teaching
position *school/ review center 2- Office or employment *public/ private sector

BON shall represent 3 areas of Nursing (Sec. 4)

Community Health
Nursing

Nursing Education Nursing Service

orward guidelines, regulations and measures ndertake hearings & investigations (may issue subpoena) ecessary powers to enforce quality standards onduct Licensure examination for nurses o promulgate CODE OF ETHICS

ssue, suspend, revoke certificates of registration


bserve and Ensure quality education ursing Specialty Organizations recognized ubmit annual reports to the Commission

NURSING SPECIALTY ORGANIZATION

PHILIPPINE NURSES ASSOCIATION OBJECTIVES: ( PNA) working for the

welfare of ALL member- nurses

THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF GOVERNMENT OBJECTIVE: NURSES ( NLGN) participates in the


formulation of all policies,guidelinespro grams and laws

ASSOCIATION OF NURSING OBJECTIVE: SERVICE ADMINISTRATORS acquisition of OF THE PHIL knowledge and (ANSAP) techniques in nursing administration

ASSOCIATION OF DEANS OF COLLEGES OF NURSING IN THE PHILS ( ADPCN)

OBJECTIVES: to promote, elevate and maintain the standards of clinical instruction / formulation of legislations

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSES ASSOC OF THE PHILS ( OHNAP)

PURPOSE:
organize nurses in industrial and commercial enterprises into an industrial nursing unit.

OPERATING ROOM NURSES ASSOC OF THE PHILS (ORNAP)

Objective: Committed to the improvement of operating room management technique and facilities

PSYCHIATRIC NURSING SPECIALISTS FOUNDATION OF THE PHILS(PNSI)

OBJECTIVES: -to offer

educational programs in mental healthpsychiatric nursing

PRIVATE DUTY NURSES ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILS

OBJECTIVES: provision of definite policies or guidelines in employment uniformity in rates of pay and correct unprofessional practices

MILITARY NURSES ASSOC OF OBJECTIVE: establish and THE maintain the highest PHILIPPINES standard of military
nursing in the AFP both in peace and in war

THE CATHOLIC OBJECTIVE: promote NURSES spiritual welfare of the nurses and to aid GUILD
them in promoting the spiritual welfare of those under their care

THE INTERNATIONAL Objective: COUNCIL OF NURSES

sharing of common interest by working together

Removal/suspension (BON)

Incompetence/ continuous neglect of


duty

Commission/ tolerance of irregularities


in the board exam

Unprofessional, immoral & dishonorable


conduct

EXAMINATION AND REGISTRATION

EXAMINATION & REGISTRATION In accordance with RA 8981 (PRC Modernization Act of 2000) Given TWICE a year Schedule: NOT EARLIER THAN ONE MONTH BUT NOT LATER THAN TWO MONTHS AFTER THE CLOSING OF THE SEMESTER

QUALIFICATIONS (Admission to
Licensure Examination)

Citizen of the Philippines Person of good moral


character BSN holder (school: complies with the standards of nursing education)

Citizen of the Philippines:


By birth By election Jus Soli Jus Sanguinis
By naturalization By Repatriation

LIST OF DOCUMENTS
TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS Certificate of Live birth Marriage contract (for married) 4 pcs passport size colored pix; Current Community Certificate RLE record (Chief Nurse & Dean) ACTUAL CASES

To apply for the Nurse Licensure Examination, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
1. Holder of a BSN degree 2. Citizen of the Philippines 3. Of good moral character 4. At least 21 years of age a. 1, 2, and 4 c. 1, 3, and 4 b. 2, 3, and 4 d. 1, 2, and 3

RATING
General average: 75% No grade below 60% in any subject

In order to pass the Integrated Comprehensive Nurses Licensure Examination, the examinee must have: a. a general rating of 80%, with no rating below 75% in any subject b. a general rating of 75% c. a general rating of 75%, with no rating below 60% in any subject d. a general rating of 75%, with no rating below 65% in any subject

Should the candidate fail in one subject, but obtained the required gen. Average, which of the following should he do? a. Take the whole set of exam all over again b. Take examination on the subject below required average c. Makes an appeal to the board for rechecking of paper d. Enroll in a refresher course for one year

CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION Full name of the professional Serial number Signature of the chairperson of the commission & members of the board Official seal of the commission Scanned picture

Professional Identification Card


Full name of the professional License number Date of registration Date of issuance and expiration Signature of the chairperson Bar code Picture of the RN

Registration by Reciprocity

1. Requirements for Registration substantially the same; 2. Same privileges given to registered nurses of the Philippines

Practice Through Special Permit

Medical mission Outstanding Expert Professors on exchange employment

Grounds for suspension and revocation


Registration suspended, still practicing Violation of this act, code of ethics and standards Observes unprofessional and unethical conduct Convicted by final judgment A case of gross incompetence/serious ignorance To be of unsound mind Immoral or dishonorable conduct/

Re-issuance of revoked certificates


Expiration of a minimum of four years from the date of revocation The CAUSE of revocation has disappeared/corrected Proper application Payment of required fees

INACTIVE NURSES
Nurses who have not actively practiced the profession for FIVE (5) consecutive years can return to practice after:

ONE MONTH didactic training THREE MOS practicum

NURSING PRACTICE

SCOPE OF NURSING PRACTICE


Provides nursing care: different stages
of life (from conception to old age)

Practitioner- Promotion of health &


Prevention of illnesses

Performs nursing services-IFC Collaborate with other health care


providers

It shall be the duty of the nurse to: (sec 28)


Do utilize NURSING PROCESS
Undertake nursing training & research
Teach, guide, supervise nursing students Interlinkages with community resources & health care team Educate IFC Strict observance of the CODE OF ETHICS

POSITION

MA QUALIFICATION

YRS OF EXPERIENCE

BON
FACULTY

MA (E,N,AS)

10 yrs of cont practice


1 YEAR clinical practice

- SAME -

DEAN
CHIEF NURSE/NSD SUPERVISOR

MA in Nursing only 5 yrs adm position - SAME 9 units mgt and adm

- SAME2 yrs adm position

Drills
Situation: The Nursing Act of 2002 or RA 9173 has a provision that the nurse must continue learning. 1. Which of the following is formal continuing education? a. refresher course b. enrolment in graduate school c. attendance in conferences d. seminars

2. Which of the following is the required qualification of a dean? a. masters degree in related fields b. 9 units in nursing administration c. doctoral degree d. masters degree in nursing

3. The faculty of a College of Nursing must have a masters degree which is a. psychology b. public health c. nursing only d. nursing or related field

4. Nurses in the Nursing Service must also be qualified. The Nursing service director must have a. MA in any field of nursing b. MA in Health Sciences c. MA in Public Administration d. MA in Nursing major in Administration/ management

5. To be qualified, the nurse supervisors in the hospital must at least have a. Masters of arts in nursing b. 9 units in mgt and administration course in graduate level c. masters of public health d. 9 units masters degree in nursing

6. Among the important provisions was the composition of the Board. Which of the following is NOT provided for in RA 9173? a. have at least 10 years of continuous practice of the profession b. The BON shall be composed of 7 members c. The qualifying age should not be more than 70 years of age d. The academe qualification of the members shall be a holder of MA in Nursing or related field

7. Which of the following is an additional function of the board which is a departure from RA 7164? a. describe subjects in the licensure examination b. recommends the opening and closure of Colleges of Nursing c. promulgate decision for the improvement of nursing d. issue, suspend, revoke cert of registration

8. Which of the following activities is considered to be an expanded scope of the nursing practice? a. advance nursing practice b. teaching in colleges of nursing c. conducting health education classes d. counseling and doing research

9. The following positions require that the nurse must be a holder of MA in Nursing. 1. Dean of the College of Nursing 2. Chief nurse of a hospital 3. Instructors in college of nursing 4. Supervisors of a general hospital a. 2 and 3 b. 1 and 3 c. 2 and 4 d. 1 and 2

10. Who among the following is not qualified to practice nursing in the Philippines under the Special or temporary permit? a. a licensed nurse from Canada who is in a medical mission in the ER of PGH b. A certified nurse specialist from Texas invited as a guest lecturer c. A Fil- Am nurse who is part of the medical team of a brain surgeon who is in the country upon invitation to operate on a well known oligarch d. An American RN who is part of the medical team invited by the Basilan governor to perform cleft palate operation in the province for free

Salary for nurses in public sector:

Not lower than Salary grade 15- P13300.00


( RA 6758- Compensation and Classification Act of 1989)

PROHIBITIONS in the practice of Nursing


Without certificate or license Use of others identification card (misdemeanor) Use of invalid/revoked/suspended certificate Use of false evidence to obtain certificate / license Falsely poses/advertises as a RN Falsely Appending BSN/RN to his/her name Assisting in illegal practice

RA 9173
Fine : a fine of not less than P50,000. Nor more than P100,000.

RA 7164
Fine:
Not less than P10,000. nor more than P40,000.

Or imprisonment of not less than 1 year nor more than six years, or both, upon the discretion of the court.

DRILLS

Situation: Pokwang, a new BSN graduate is very excited to practice her profession. 1.In order to take the examination in Manila, she must apply to the PRC and submit legal documents. How many days before the scheduled examination? a.15 days b. 20 days c. 10 days d. 25 days

2. Upon passing the Board Examination, she will be qualified to get her professional license. The license is renewable every three years upon submission of required CPE units which is equivalent to how many contact hours: a. 20 b. 40 c.60 d. 80

3. She must be a member of an accredited professional organization upon passing the board. Which organization makes membership mandatory for all nurses? a. ANSAP b. ADPCN c. PNA d. ORNAP

4. The license is renewable every three years during which of the following period? a. every April 15 of each year b. On or before ones birth date c. every January 20 of each year d. On or before ones birth month

6. Which of the following are the duties of a nurse? 1. essential primary health care 2. nursing research 3. collaborates with members of the health team 4. Perineal suturing after special training a. 1,2,3 b. 2,3,4 c. all d. 1,3,4

7. Who may be issued a special or temporary permit?


a. nursing graduates from foreign countries who intend to invest in the country b. foreign nurses connected with local review centers c. registered nurses from foreign countries on medical mission d. registered nurses from foreign countries who will put up review centers

8. What are the provisions of the law that ensures safety of nursing practice? a. requiring licensure exams b. Code of standards of nursing c. continuing professional education d. all of the above

9. What is/are pre-requisites for registration by reciprocity?


a. former Filipino citizen b. Filipinos are granted the same benefits as the citizens of the applicant country c. registered in the country of origin and the requirements for registration are substantially the same d. all of the above

10. What are the grounds for the revocation of certificate of registration?
1. psychiatric problem 2. dishonesty 3. gross negligence 4. negligence a. 1,2,3 b. 2,3,4 c. 1,4

d. all