REBC Research Partnership Project


Nurses are important health care professionals and a major contributor to the wealth and health of the Filipino nation and worldwide. This partnership gives Philippines a unique platform to nurture its global presence in nursing manpower and research within an increasingly competitive economic environment.

Using the “Grant it First Program or GIFT” approach, successful nursing professionals all over the globe are tapped and mobilized to create opportunities back home in their sphere of specialties.

To ensure we capture the opportunities presented by our nursing professionals, the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society coming from its current implementation of the Darlene Borromeo Nursing Leadership Program, believes it is time to develop the nursing research infrastructure in the Philippines to complement the leadership program.

Thus, the birth of the Dr. Rose Eva Bana Constantino Nursing Research Partnership. This partnership is a multi-pronged research initiative in the Philippines. It is designed as an infrastructure building measure to develop nursing research in the country. The initial phase of the partnership project aims to provide competitive research grants, identify nurse fellows and visiting nurse scholar. Gradually, it will include mentoring nurse researchers, organizing of research fora, recognition of graduate/undergraduate nursing researchers, and publication of evidence-based research studies.

About Dr. Rose Constantino
Presently connected with the School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh as an associate professor, Dr. Rose Eva Bana Constantino, RN, PhD, JD, FAAN, FACFE is an accomplished nurse educator and a recently inducted honorary member of the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society.

•Additional information about Dr. Rose Eva Bana Constantino can be found at the Global Filipino Nurses Review

Dr. Rose Constantino Nursing Research Grant

Purpose of the Grant

Beta Nu Delta provides financial assistance to members and non-members who are conducting investigations on phenomena relevant to nursing.

Criteria for Awarding Grants
1.Applicants are required to:
a.Be registered nurses with a current license.
b.Be ready to start or have started the research project.
c.Have submitted a complete research application.
d.Have signed research agreement with Beta Nu Delta [See Research Grant Application Form (Word DOC)].
2.The grant award will be based on the quality of the proposed research, the past performance and future promise of the applicant, and the applicant's research budget.
3.The Board of Beta Nu Delta will recommend the grant award recipient.
Note: Preference will be given to Beta Nu Delta members, other attributes being equal.
Grant Allocation
1.Proposals should include a complete project budget specifying how the designated amount will be allocated (typical allocation ranges between P 10,000 and P 20,000)
2.Duplicate funding is not permitted; however, dual or multiple sources of funding to make a larger study possible are permitted.
3.The Research committee consists of three voting members.
4.Policies and procedures used in making the award are approved by the Beta Nu Delta board.
5.The proposed deadline is March 1.
General Instructions for Applicant
1.Send applications to the Beta Nu Delta on or before March 1.
2.Submit three copies with the following subsections: (1) application form, (2) proposal narrative, and (3) appendices (or submit electronically to secretariat at
3.A final report is to be submitted to the Beta Nu Delta within three months after completion of the study. Theses or dissertations are not acceptable as final reports. (See guidelines for preparation of the final report.)
4.Awardee is required to present the completed study at a designated Research Conference following completion of the study.
Proposal Narrative
(Three to five pages, double spaced, APA format)
1.Complete the attached cover sheet and submit it with project proposal.
2.Purpose/goal of study: Clearly state what the study is intended to accomplish, and/or what research questions are to be answered, and/or what hypothesis(es) is (are) to be tested.
3.Significance of the study: What is the potential contribution of the study to nursing?
4.Research design and methods: Identify the research design.
1.Subjects: Describe the target population and characteristics of the subjects. Include the number of subjects, the rationale for sample size, the sampling frame, and the sampling procedure.
2.Instruments: Report the specific characteristics of the instruments, including their psychometric properties (reliability and validity). Address how the tool will be used. Include the measure in the Appendix.
3.Procedures: Describe clearly the procedures for data collection, including types of data expected, and study protocol if interventions are involved.
4.Data analysis: Describe the means by which the data will be analyzed and/or interpreted.
5.Time frame: Provide a 12-month schedule that details the timing of the main steps of the study.
5.Human subjects or animal use: Include a copy of the IRB approval of the data collection sites and a copy of the consent form in the Appendix.
6.References: List the references cited in the proposal using APA format.
7.Appendices (Include only if applicable.):
1.Letters of support from thesis/dissertation advisor, co-investigator(s), and consultant(s)
2.Résumé or curriculum vitae of principal investigator
3.IRB approval form (if human subjects or animal use involved)
4.Consent form
5.Copy of paper/pencil instrument, interview format or other instruments, scoring instructions, and documentation of copyright permission when appropriate

R.E Constantino Nurse Fellow

As a complement to the Visiting Nurse Scholar Project, the Fellowship initiative provides speakers for occasions sponsored by Beta Nu Delta.

The program may provide distinguished lecturers to chapters for events, including initiation meetings, honors convocations, annual dinners and other special occasions.

Invitations must be extended through the national office of Beta Nu Delta. If your group would like to invite a speaker, contact us by email :

Please include in your letter information on proposed dates, a suggested time for the lecture and the type of occasion.

Once the invitation has been accepted, you will be notified and asked to write to the speaker of the detailed arrangements being made for the visit.

Chapters sponsoring a Fellow lectureship engagement are responsible for the costs of housing, meals and local transportation for the speaker, if applicable.

In addition to lectureship, fellows do action researches or community extension services

Current fellows include Prof. Maela R. Babate, RN, MAN (Notre Dame of Dadiangas University) and Prof. Donna Neri, RN, MHSS (Liceo de Cagayan University

Dr. Rose Constantino Visiting Nurse Scholar

The Visiting Nurse Scholar Project makes available every year 1 to 2 distinguished scholars. The scholar who is a doctorally-prepared nurse visits colleges and universities, spending a day, meeting informally with students and faculty members, taking part in classroom discussions, and giving a public lecture open to the entire academic community. The visits are designed primarily for undergraduate and graduate participation and maybe for the local nursing community. Our first recipient for this program in 2008 was Dr. Linell G. Malimbag, RN, MAN, Ph.D. She was the national chairperson of the Philippine Nurses Association and currently, the dean of the Davao Doctors College.

The purpose of the program is to contribute to the intellectual life of the campus by making possible an exchange of ideas between the Visiting Nurse Scholar and the resident faculty and students.

Participation is open to nursing schools that shelter chapters of Beta Nu Delta. Priority is given to those institutions not located in major urban centers or that do not have extensive resources on which to draw for similar programs.

Invitations should not be sent directly to the Visiting Nurse Scholar. If you are interested in bringing a Scholar to your campus, please get in touch with the secretary of the local Beta Nu Delta so that your preference can be considered by the chapter when applying for a visitor. Applications for the 2010 program must be received at the national office by December 15th. You may do so by sending us an email