Ward Class

An Online Resource Site For Student Nurses


Ward Class is an online resource for student nurses. Created with the aim of helping student nurses cope with the demands of nursing school and clinicals, it offers free downloads, notes, sample NCPs, sample drug studies, study aids, news and updates, and practical tips to its users.

Site Announcement

The December 2012 PRC Nursing Board Exam Result is already available here at Ward Class and at Pinoy R.N.

Nursing Defined

  • Nursing is the act of utilizing the environment of the patient to assist him in his recovery (Nightingale 1860).
  • Nursing is the act of providing assistance to the individual, sick or well, in the performance of activities contributing to health or its recovery that the person performs unaided if he had the necessary strength, will, or knowledge (Henderson 1960).
  • Nursing is the diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems (ANA 1980).
  • Nursing is the identification of and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems and includes the practice of and supervision of functions and services that, directly or indirectly, in collaboration with a client and health care providers other than nurses, have as their objectives the promotion of health, prevention of illness, alleviation of suffering, restoration of health and optimum development of health potential and includes all aspects of the nursing process (CNA 1984)
  • The more modern theoretical definitions of nursing are centered around the following concepts of nursing:
    • Nursing is caring.
    • Nursing is an art.
    • Nursing is a science.
    • Nursing is client-centered.
    • Nursing is holistic.
    • Nursing is adaptive.
    • Nursing is concerned with health promotion, health maintenance, and health restoration.
    • Nursing is a helping profession.


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