NNRC Oral and Poster Presentors

General Santos City, November 13 - An important feature of the 1st National Nursing Research Conference was both the oral and poster presentations from young and upstart nurse researchers across the country.
The first day of the conference was a large panel of four (4) presentors.

Back drop shot of the conference activity

First Panel of Presentors: Donna Neri, Jesson Butcon, Janelle Castro and Annaleah Caberoy
Ms. Donna Neri, RN, MHSS who is currently the chief of the center for health research and development as well as a faculty member of the Liceo de Cagayan University presented her paper entitled, " The Intellective Variables as Predictors to Nursing Licensure Examination Performance Among March 2005 Graduates of Liceo de Cagayan University". Likewise, Ms. Neri's conference participation is made possible by a modest financial grant of Dr. Rose Constantino.


Ms. Donna Neri, RN, MHSS A faculty member of Notre Dame of Marbel University presented her paper entitled, "The Integration of Spiritual Care in the Instruction and Its Quality of Practices in the Clinical Setting Among Student Nurses". This paper is a masteral thesis of Ms. Leah Caberoy, RN, MAN.

Annaleah Caberoy of Notre Dame of Marbel University

Ms. Janelle Castro, RN, MSN candidate is a faculty member of the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Medical Center and spoke on the "Interpersonal Relationship Competencies of Health Care Providers as Motivators to Compliance of Patients to DOTS".

Janelle Castro from UERMAnother UERM faculty member and presently, the College of Nursing's secretary presented a qualitative study entitled, "Concepts on Global Citizenship and Being Global Citizens: A Lived Experience of International Undergraduate and Graduate Students of Nursing in the Philippines". Likewise, Mr. Butcon's conference participation is made possible by a modest financial grant of Dr. Rose Constantino

Another UERM faculty, Prof. Jesson Butcon
The second day of the conference proved to be equally interesting with creative poster presentations and two sets of panel oral presentations.


Davao Doctors College's Mr. Jobert Porras, RN, MAN gave a presentation on the "Lateral Transfer in the Special Areas and Efficiency Among Staff Nurses at Davao Doctors' Hospital, Davao City". Likewise, Mr. Porras' conference participation is made possible by a modest financial grant of Darlene Dilangalen Borromeo.


Jobert Porras from Davao Doctors College
While Ms. Esther Boholst, RN, MAN who is currently a nurse supervisor at Mindanao Medical Center gave a presentation on the "Job Satisfaction, Work Environment and Job Performance of Nurses in Mindanao Medical Center". Ms. Boholst has been in clinical practice for close to a decade.

The incoming PNA regional governor and currently a faculty member of the College of Nursing at Liceo de Cagayan University presented his research findings on "Breastfeeding Practices Among Select Mothers at Obstetrical Ward (OB-Ward), Bukidnon Provincial Hospital, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon". Prof. Neil M. Martin, RN, MAN, MBE underscored the reality of breastfeeding practices among Filipino women.

Prof. Neil Martin from Liceo de Cagayan University Notre Dame of Dadiangas University's Prof. Jose Dagoc did a masterful presentation of his poster drawing interest from the audience on his research and development (R&D) approach. His poster is entitled, "Computer Aided Instructional Material for Respiratory Alterations" and is based on his masteral thesis from San Pedro College in Davao City.

Prof. Jose Dagoc of Notre Dame of Dadiangas University
Prof. Edgar Pangue, RN, MAN of the College of Nursing, University of San Jose Recoletos provided the opener of the creative poster presentation on "Sexual Behavior Practices and Awareness on HIV/AIDS of Men Having Sex with Men (MSM)". His poster appeared to be very elaborate and had attracted quite a number of participants. Aside from being a nurse educator, Prof. Pangue is also a fellow in epidemeology.

Prof. Edgar Pangue of the University of San Jose Recoletos

Another NDDU faculty member, Prof. Marilou Villegas, RN, MAN exhibited her poster entitled, "Effectiveness of BHW Training Module: Bases for Improving Primary Health Care Guide".

A special poster exhibition on the works of Prof. Rozzano Locsin, RN, MAN, Ph.D, FAAN of the Florida Atlantic University was shown through a gallery walk with Prof. Erlinda Palaganas gave a snapshot of a qualitative study presented in an innovative poster medium. Dr. Locsin is a member of the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society, Inc.

Dr. Caster Palaganas glancing on the works of Prof. Rozzano Locsin

Still on Prof. Locsin's works

The last panel for the day Prof. Maela Babate, RN, MAN from Notre Dame of Dadiangas University presented her paper on "Related Learning Experience (RLE) Competencies of Clinical Instructors of Notre Dame of Dadiangas University: Bases for Faculty Development Program". Prof. Babate is part of the professional secretariat volunteers.

Prof. Maela Babate of Notre Dame of Dadiangas University
Likewise, Prof. Rosanna Grace Belo, RN, Ed.D who is with the West Visayas State University provided a good presentation on "RESEARCH: The West Visayas State University BSN Class 2009 Experience."


Dr. Grace Belo of West Visayas State University The good amount of research presentations was a good starter for this conference. Hopefully, the next edition will draw more research presentations.