Legal Foundations of Nursing Foundation

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1. Read the Philippine Constitution mandate for education. What are your thoughts about them?

* The Philippine Constitution mandate for education I think covers all areas, because it inculcate patriotism and nationalism, foster love of humanity, respect for human rights, appreciation of the role of national heroes in the historical development of the country, teach the rights and duties of citizenship, strengthen ethical and spiritual values, develop moral character and personal discipline, encourage critical and creative thinking, broaden scientific and technological knowledge, and promote vocational efficiency.

One of the strengths of this constitution is that it respects every individual the right to select a profession or course of study, subject to fair, reasonable, and equitable admission and academic requirements. It not just covers the person who needs education but it also covers the educator and the whole administration that the Non-teaching academic and non-academic personnel shall enjoy the protection of the State.

2. Read RA 9173, identify specific provisions that have been amendments or improvements of the previous nursing law. Why do you think there were changes? Complete the matrix below:

Worksheet 4: RA 9173 Provision and Purpose for Inclusion/Amendments

RA 9173 Provisions | Purpose/s for Inclusion/Amendment/Improvement |

* Composition of the Board of Nursing * Submission of names of qualified nominees by the Accredited Professional Organization (APO) to the Commission * Qualification of Board Members * Powers and Duties of the Board * Licensure Examination and Registration * Ratings * Revocation and Suspension of Certificate of Registration * Nursing Education * Nursing Practice – Scope of Nursing * Special training in intravenous injection * Special training for suturing the lacerated perineum * Observe the code of ethics and the code of technical standards. | * The Board is now composed of a Chairman...