Introduction: As the rate of antibiotic resistance becomes more rapid in the world, with close attention to the Philippines, it is very much important that undergraduate students especially under paramedical courses like Nursing be aware about the alarming issues of antibiotic resistance for they are the future healthcare professionals. this, in turn, will help improve the appropriate use of antibiotics not only nationwide, but also worldwide.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on a sample of 57 randomly selected 4th year Nursing students from the University of Cebu-Banilad. Data was collected using self-administered questionnaire assessing their knowledge, attitude and practice towards antibiotic use were distributed and results were analyzed using Google Forms.
Results: Almost all of the respondents agreed that an indiscriminate use of antibiotics will lead to an ineffective treatment, increased adverse effects and emergence of bacterial resistance. However, there was a confusion observed between the illnesses caused by bacteria and viruses, and the use of antibiotics to target bacterial infections.
Conclusion: Gaps in terns of knowledge, attitude and practice regarding antibiotics use among the Nursing students were observed. Therefore, it would be advisable to introduce specific course and training about the importance of proper antibiotic use and drug resistance in undergraduate prospectus.