Some agencies that affect nursing profession in the Philippines


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There are loads of agencies that could affect nursing education and practice, here are some.

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Some agencies that affect nursing profession in the Philippines

  1. 1. Agencies<br />Affect<br />THAT<br />NURSING<br />Profession<br />-mikeypendon<br />
  2. 2. Commission on Higher Education<br />Background<br />The Commission on Higher Education is the governing body covering both public and private higher education institutions as well as degree-granting programs in all tertiary educational institutions in the Philippines. The CHED was established in May 18, 1994 through Republic Act 7722 or the Higher Education Act of 1994. <br />
  3. 3. Commission on Higher Education<br />MandatePursuant to RA 7722, the CHED is mandated to undertake the following tasks: <br />Promote quality education<br />Take appropriate steps to ensure that education shall be accessible to all<br />Ensure and protect academic freedom for the continuing intellectual growth, the advancement of learning and research, the development of responsible and effective leadership, the education of high level professionals, and the enrichment of historical and cultural heritage. <br />
  4. 4. Commission on Higher Education<br />CHED MEMORANDUM ORDER<br />NO. 30<br />Series of 2001<br /> <br />SUBJECT: UPDATED POLICIES AND STANDARDS FOR <br />NURSING EDUCATION<br />--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />In accordance with the pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) 7722, otherwise known as the "Higher Education Act of 1994" and for the purpose of rationalizing Nursing Education in the country with the end in view of meeting the health needs of the people through quality health services and keeping it relevant and apace with the demands of global competitiveness, the following policies and standards for Nursing Education are hereby adopted and promulgated by the Commission.<br />
  5. 5. Commission on Higher Education<br />ARTICLE I<br />AUTHORIZATION<br /> <br />Section 1. The authorization to open a nursing school shall be based upon the written recommendation of the Board of Nursing (BON), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the National Student Affiliation Committee (NSAC), Department of Health (DOH) and the approval of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).<br /> <br />Section 2. All nursing programs must have prior authorization from the Commission on Higher Education.<br /> <br />Section 3. The rules and regulations are herein prescribed for all nursing schools duly recognized or authorized by the government to operate the program.<br />
  6. 6. Department of Health<br />The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) (Filipino: KagawaranngKalusugan) is the principal health agency in the Philippines. It is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for ensuring access to basic public health services to all Filipinos through the provision of quality health care and the regulation of providers of health goods and services.<br />
  7. 7. Department of Health<br />The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) today remains steadfast in its mandate to provide the leadership in reducing health disparities and empowering the Filipino people through better targeting of services, better health education and promotion and more equitable distribution of health benefits particularly for our poorest people.<br />
  8. 8. Department of Health<br />Public Health Nursing in the Philippines evolved alongside the institutional development of the DOH, the government agency mandated to protect and promote people’s health and the biggest employer of health workers including public health nurses.<br />
  9. 9. Professional Regulation Commission<br />The Professional Regulation Commission (Filipino: KomisyonsaPamamalakadngmgaPropesyonal), otherwise known as the PRC, is a three-man commission attached to the office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines. Its mandate is to regulate and supervise the practice of the professionals who constitute the highly skilled manpower of the country. As the agency-in-charge of the professional sector, the PRC plays a strategic role in developing the corps of professionals for industry, commerce, governance, and the economy.<br />
  10. 10. Professional Regulation Commission<br />The Power to regulate the established professions in the Philippines and to examine the applicants to practice the same is vested upon the PRC as created by Presidential Decree 223.<br />The PRC is now an agency of its own. The regulatory power with respect to the nursing profession is conferred upon the Professional Regulatory Board of Nursing.<br />
  11. 11. Philippine Board of Nursing<br />The Philippine Board of Nursing is an administrative body under the Professional Regulation Commission that regulates the practice of nursing in the Philippines.<br />
  12. 12. Philippine Board of Nursing<br />Its three primary purpose is to:<br />Provide regulatory standards in the practice of Nursing by implementing the Nurse Practice Act and by lobbying to Congress any proposed amendment to any laws with direct relationship to the practice of nursing.<br />Ensure public safety by administering the Philippine Nursing Licensure Exam (PNLE) to graduates of nursing schools prior to practice of Registered Nursing in the Philippines.<br />Maintain high standards of nursing education by auditing the performance of Philippine Nursing Schools.<br />
  13. 13. Association of Deans of Philippine Colleges of Nursing (ADPCN)<br />With more than 350 nursing schools in the country and with the demand for nursing professionals abroad, the Association of Deans of Philippine Colleges of Nursing (ADPCN) plays an important role in assuring the quality of the nursing education, from the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing.<br />An association established in 1959, the ADPCN has collaborated with the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) and the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) in reviewing and revising the curricula so that the competencies required of nurses in other countries will be covered and the full crediting of degrees obtained locally in as many countries possible will be achieved.<br />
  14. 14. PambansangSamahanngmgaNarsngPilipinas<br /><ul><li> Organized on OCTOBER 22, 1922 </li></ul>upon initiation of Mrs. AnastaciaGironTupas<br /><ul><li>The PNA was awarded the Most Outstanding Accredited Professional Organization by the Profesional Regulatory Commission in 2003 besting 40 other professional associations and was five time nominee for the same award.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Purposes of PNA are:
  15. 15. To attain optimal level of professional standards
  16. 16. To work for the welfare of member nurses;
  17. 17. To respond to the changing health needs of the </li></ul>Philippine society<br /><ul><li>To establish linkages with government, national and international agencies in the attainment of national health goals and welfare of member nurses </li></li></ul><li>International Council of Nurses<br /><ul><li>The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 120 national nurses associations. It was founded in 1899 and was the first international organization for health care professionals. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
  18. 18. The organization's goals are to bring nurses' organizations together in a worldwide body, to advance the socio-economic status of nurses and the profession of nursing worldwide, and to influence global and domestic health policy.</li></li></ul><li>International Council of Nurses<br />The functions of ICN are stated as follows:<br />To promote organization of national nurses associations and to advise them in their continued development.<br />To assist national nurses associations to play their part in developing and improving health service for the public, the practice of nursing , the social and economic welfare of nurses.<br />To provide means of communication between nurses throughout the world for mutual understanding and cooperation.<br />
  19. 19. International Council of Nurses<br />To establish and maintain liaison and cooperation with other international organizations and to serve as representative and spokesman of nurses at the international level.<br />To receive and manage funds and trusts which contribute to the advancement of nursing or for the benefit of nurses; and<br />To do all such things as may be incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objectives of the ICN.<br />
  20. 20. International Council of Nurses<br />The ICN meets quadrennially or every four years. Its official organ is the International Nursing Review which is published four times a year. The headquarters of the ICN is at 3 Place Jean Marteau CH 1201 Geneva, Switzerland 27.<br />
  21. 21. World Health Organization<br />The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that acts as a coordinating authority on international public health. Established on 7 April 1948, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the agency inherited the mandate and resources of its predecessor, the Health Organization, which had been an agency of the League of Nations.<br />
  22. 22. World Health Organization<br />Nursing has continued to be an essential part of all health and medical services of WHO. Almost every request for assistance has included the request for nursing support, either through treatment, surveillance, health education, or advice.<br />
  23. 23. World Health Organization<br />Nursing activities in WHO include:<br />Publication of reports of expert committees and of their advisory groups.<br />Special studies.<br />Organization of meetings, travelling seminars, workshops and training courses.<br />Fellowships for study abroad, mainly post-basic and advance.<br />
  24. 24. World Health Organization<br />Provision for nurse advisers and short-term consultants who assist in assessing nursing and midwifery needs and resources, in training nurses and midwifery personnel, in strengthening educational institutions or establishing new ones, and in demonstrating new methods and initiating research.<br />Supplying or arranging for provision of teaching equipment and nursing literature.<br />
  25. 25. International Committee of the Red Cross<br />The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a private humanitarian institution based in Geneva, Switzerland. States parties (signatories) to the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977 and 2005, have given the ICRC a mandate to protect the victims of international and internal armed conflicts. Such victims include war wounded, prisoners, refugees, civilians, and other non-combatants.<br />
  26. 26. International Committee of the Red Cross<br />The International Committee of the Red Cross awards the <br />Florence Nightingale Medals <br />to nurses. The award is the highest international distinction for great devotion and exceptional services in the field of nursing.<br />
  27. 27. International Committee of the Red Cross<br />The Fundamental Principles of ICRC:<br />Humanity – born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination of the wounded on the battlefield, endeavours, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may found.<br />
  28. 28. International Committee of the Red Cross<br />Impartiality – it makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.<br />Neutrality – In order to enjoy the confidence of all, ICRC may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.<br />
  29. 29. International Committee of the Red Cross<br />Independence – Maintains autonomy<br />Voluntary Service – It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.<br />Unity – there can only be one Red Cross in any one country. It must be open to all.<br />Universality – Worldwide organization that have equal status and share equal resposibilities and duties.<br />