2nd Annual Student Nursing Leadership Training with 10 new DDB Fellows

The second edition of the three-day Annual Student Nursing Leadership Training held at Mother Francisca Spirituality Center, General Santos City has attracted 10 student nursing leaders in the SOCSARGEN area last May 23-25, 2008. Last year, there were 12 DDB Fellows -- as the participants have come to be called--in a one day event.

Elenita Bautista Scholarship Grantees. Photo courtesy of Ms. Cyndale Glaze Aparente, SN -- an incoming junior nursing student of Notre Dame of Dadiangas University

Prof. Maela R. Babate, RN MAN Photo courtesy of Ms. Cyndale Glaze Aparente, SN -- an incoming junior nursing student of Notre Dame of Dadiangas University

The new 2008 DDB fellows were Antonio Puda, Jelyne Guadalupe, Katherine Camino, Kea Estabillo, Ma. Leda Yumang, Cyndale Aparente, Romnick Lim, Marianne Quinones, Christian Salamanca, and Denvir Foncardas.



This year, there were eight (8) originally funded students and two (2) additional grantees courtesy of Ms. Elenita Bautista, a trauma nurse manager in Houston, Texas. The grantees were student nurse leaders (Jelyne Guadalupe and Katherine Camino) of Koronadal City-based, the Doctors Clinic School Foundation Inc.

Following Greenleaf's Servant Leadership Framework, this training was facilitated by Dr. Danny M. Alfaras. The latter is a college lecturer and does consultancy work in the city. He is backed by Prof. F.J. Babate, the national president of the Society.



Photo courtesy of Ms. Cyndale Glaze Aparente, SN -- an incoming junior nursing student of Notre Dame of Dadiangas University
Prof. Maela Babate, RN MAN-- a clinical instructress of Notre Dame of Dadiangas University College of Nursing-- gave an inspirational message on the second night of the training where she zeroed in on the "Nurse as Listener". She dwelled on the current experience where many nurses have graduated without the basic competency of "listening" to himself/herself and the patients' needs. She challenged the participants to cultivate the long innate skill "of listening".


Photo courtesy of Ms. Cyndale Glaze Aparente, SN -- an incoming junior nursing student of Notre Dame of Dadiangas University Aside from the training experience, the participants also received some nursing literatures from the organizers with a few prizes went to Ma. Leda Yumang, Anthony Puda and Jelyne Guadalupe.


This event was made possible by a modest funding support from Darlene Dilangalen Borromeo, a prominent New Jersey-based nurse leader. She is also a member of the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society.