General Practice of Board of Nursing
A fine of not less than Ten thousand pesos (P10,000.00) nor more than Forty thousand pesos (P40,000.00) or imprisonment of not less than one (1) year nor more than six (6) years, or both, in the discretion of the court, shall be imposed upon:
- Any person practicing nursing in the Philippines within the meaning of this Act:
- Without a certificate of registration or without having been declared exempt from examination in accordance with the provisions of this act;
- Who uses as his/her own the certificate of registration of another;
- Who uses an expired, suspended or revoked certificate of registration;
- Who gives any false evidence to the board of Nursing in order to obtain a certificate of registration;
- Who falsely poses or advertises as a registered nurse or uses any other means that tend to convey the impression that he or she is a registered nurse; or
- Who appends B.S.N./R.N. (Bachelor of Science in Nursing/Registered Nurse) to his/her name without having been conferred said degree or registration;
- Any person who undertakes in-service educational programs or who conducts review classes for both local and foreign examinations without permit/clearance from the Philippine Nursing Association, the Board of Nursing and the appropriate office or officer of the Department of Labor and Employment; and
- Any person violating any provision of this Act.
Qualification of Board Members
Any person who qualifies as Chairman or member of the Board shall automatically resign from any teaching position in any school, college or university and/ or review program for the local nursing board examinations or in any office or employment in the Government or any subdivision, agency or instrumentality thereof, including government-owned or controlled corporations or their subsidiaries. He shall not have any pecuniary interest in or administrative supervision over any institution offering basic nursing education programs, including review classes.
Republic Act No. 9173
An Act Providing for a more responsive nursing profession, repealing for the purpose Republic Act No. 7164 otherwise known as "Philippine Nursing Act of 1991"
On March 1, 1919, the Board of Examiners for Nurses was created by virtue of Public Act No. 2808. It was placed under the Department of the Interior with a physician as the chief executive officer. With the Reorganization Law of 1932, the supervision of the Board was transferred to the Department of Public Instruction.
However, on June 17, 1950, Republic Act No. 546 was enacted placing the Board under the Office of the President. On June 19, 1953, Republic Act No. 877, otherwise known as the “Philippine Nursing Law,” was enacted and for the first time, the Board was composed of three (3) nurses, a Chairman and two Members with additional powers and duties. Amendments to Republic Act No. 877 were effected through R.A. No. 4704 enacted on June 18, 1966 which increased the membership of the Board to five (5) and upgraded the educational qualification to Master’s degree in Nursing with an age limit of 65 years old.
A landmark law, Republic Act No. 7164 otherwise known as the “Philippine Nursing Act of 1991,” was enacted on November 21, 1991. This law removed the age limit for members of the Board, and required ten (10) years of continuous practice of the profession prior to appointment.
Educational Institutions offering Nursing Programs
- Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Center of Excellence and Development in Nursing Education 2001 and 2008-2009
- List of Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) Nursing Programs
- Top Ten (10) Performing Schools 2011-2013
BON Resolutions / Issuances
- Board Composition
- Board Law
- Accredited Professional Organization
- CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 14 Series of 2009 - Policies and Standards for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Educational Institutions offering Nursing Programs
- Nursing Core Competency Standards
- Philippine Roadmap for Implementation of ASEAN MRA on Nursing Services
- Monograph 2 - Embedding and Spreading of 2012 National Nursing Core Competency Standards
- Implementing Rules and Regulations
- Resolutions / Issuances