The Philippine Commission on Higher Education Memorandum Order No. 5 (CHED MO No. 5) is presently under review after gaining opposition from health students, parents and even from some school administrators. CHED MO No. 5 aims to extend the present four-year Philippine Nursing curriculum to 5 years with the addition of 2 semesters or 3 summer terms more to the existing BSN curriculum. According to CHED, MO No. 5 will be finalized in March 2009. The review of the proposed 5-year BS Nursing Curriculum in the Philippines will be thoroughly studied before finally implementing it starting school year 2009-2010 and beyond.
Earlier in June 2008, I have written about the opposing views on the New Philippine Nursing Curriculum. Before posting that article, we made efforts to consult parents, students and clinical instructors because CHED MO No. 5 at that time was not yet formalized and copies of the Memorandum Order were not given to some deans and other school authorities. If you want to know how my short Nursing Research in that particular area, please feel free to head on to the linked articles given above. I will update this post and create a mini-series about CHED MO No. 5 so that others who are into Nursing (students, parents, CI’s, administrators and policy makers) will be able to take a good look at the CHED Memo and help determine if a 5-year Nursing Curriculum in the Philippines is a feasible solution to some problems in Nursing education. Stay updated and bookmark this site now or subscribe via RSS Feed for free and get updated on the latest articles in this site.