4-year BSN Curriculum or make it a 5-year coursE? - page 2

The Commission on Higher Education proposed to amend the nursing curriculum of the Philippines into a 5-year course. What are your insights on the matter?... Read More

  1. by   juan de la cruz
    And for those that will say that there is no history or political science subjects in their freshman courses, wait 'til you see what they have for their sophomore to senior years:

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]SOPHOMORE YEAR:

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Second Semester (Winter)
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Computer Literacy (CL) proficiency: Cr. 0-2
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Oral Communication (OC): Cr. 0-2
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Philosophy and Letters (PL): Cr. 3

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]JUNIOR YEAR:

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]First Semester (Fall)
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]ENG 3010 -- (IC) Intermediate Writing: Cr. 3

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Second Semester (Winter)
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Foreign Culture (FC) (NUR 4800 recommended): Cr. 3
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]American Society & Institutions (AI): Cr. 3
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Visual and Performing Arts (VP): Cr. 3
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]SENIOR YEAR:
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Second Semester (Winter)
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Historical Studies (HS): Cr. 3

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Note: I took out all the nursing subjects/courses from the above list.
  2. by   RNHawaii34
    if you think we got hard classes in the philippines? in the u.s. is worse, because you need to maintain a good grade point average in order to get in the nursing program ( and maintain an "a" or "b" grade to be in the class). i also did took nursing prerequisite classes such as math ( algebra, which is harder than what we learned in high school back in the philippines), english ( expository writing), anatomy and physiology classes ( lecture and laboratory, for 2 semesters, is a very hard class i ever took....), general microbiology+ lab ( i had fun with that class, because i learn how to work with bacterial cultures, and the importance antibiotics, also, why it is important for us to wash our hands!!! ), the dreaded biochemistry ( i learn how to make soap...), anthropology, ( boring but interesting subjects, i learned a lot about other origin of human species...something like that), i like the history class, because we studied not only american history, which is very, very interesting, and also learn the important facts about the different societies in the world. although many of us will think some classes is unnecessary, it is important for us coming from the philippines to know the basic stuff about the history of our home country. students in the philippines is very lucky, because most of you didn't have to work while at school, but you have the time to focus on your studies. in the u.s., some college students has a part time job and goes to school at the same time.:chuckle
  3. by   batasMTR_RN
    chemistry, statistics and physics are the ones i hated when i studied nursing
  4. by   emilia1962
    It depends what part of US you will be staying. If you will be in California where there are a lot of Mexican, I think it is best to have Spanish I - Spanish IV. It is so helpful if you can speak and understand English and Spanish. This is only my opinion. That is the reason I hope they will put the Spanish subjects back in the curriculum of Bachelor of Science in Nursing. To look at there is no relation of Spanish Language in the field of Nursing but it is necessary if you are done and working already with patients then Spanish is important.