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Dr. Jude L. Tayaben Named Dean of BSU College of Nursing

posted Jan 16, 2019, 1:05 AM by BND Admin

Benguet State University has appointed Jude L. Tayaben, PhD, RN, as the new Dean of the College of Nursing. His appointment was effective 8 January 2019.

Dr. Tayaben succeeded Prof. Doris S. Natividad, MAN, RN, who was named Dean of the College of Nursing in 2012.

Dr. Tayaben joined Benguet State University in 2013 after a clinical stint at Kalinga Provincial Hospital. He obtained his BS Nursing degree at BSU and his Master's degree in Nursing at Lorma Colleges in La Union. He completed his PhD in Nursing Education from St. Paul University Manila in 2018. Dr. Tayaben holds membership with the Philippine Nurses Association, Mother and Child Nurses Association in the Philippines, Philippine Nursing Research Society, and the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society.

“I am honored and pleased to be appointed as dean of the BSU College of Nursing,” said Dr. Tayaben. “Our College of Nursing is renowned for excellence and innovation in education, research and service. I look forward with excitement at the opportunity to serve there, helping the College to advance the science and practice of nursing, while continuing to produce world-class graduates.”

Christmas Greeting's

posted Dec 17, 2018, 8:19 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Dec 17, 2018, 8:24 PM ]

As 2018 draws to a close and the holidays begin, it’s time to look back and celebrate the year that was. The team at Beta Nu Delta would like to thank you for your support and wish you and your family a safe and festive holiday season.

Highlights of our accomplishments this year include the co-sponsorship of the 2nd International Nursing Symposium in Sydney, and the 2nd Mindanao International Nursing Seminar in Bukidnon with the Central Mindanao University. We also celebrate the honors bestowed on Prof. Violeta Lopez who was inducted to the STTI's International Hall of Fame.

We look forward to continuing to celebrate our members' accomplishments throughout 2019 and sharing our highlights and insights with you.

Wishing you and those dear to you a safe, happy and healthy new year.

Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society Team

Please note, we will be closed for business from Monday 24 December 2018, and will reopen in the new year on Wednesday 7 January 2019.

Dr Laurence Garcia honoured as Distinguished Educator

posted Nov 14, 2018, 3:07 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Nov 14, 2018, 3:18 PM ]

Dr Laurence Garcia of Cebu Normal University recently honoured as one of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) inaugural Distinguished Educators in Gerontological Nursing Program (the Program). This prize recognizes the leadership of nurse educators working with students, faculty, providers, and older people in diverse settings. He is the lone recipient from the Philippines and one of the only 2 from Asia. The awarding was held at Northeastern University, Bouve College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Boston on 13-14 November 2018. 

"I offer this recognition to my gerontological nursing students, the Research Institute for Ageing and Health, Cebu Normal University, and all the older people we are bound to serve", Dr. Garcia said.

Dr. Garcia is the current director of CNU's Research Institute for Ageing and Health. He is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Philippine Nurses Association and Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society.

The NHCGNE is a specialty organization dedicated to optimal health and quality of life for older adults. The organization builds upon the legacy of The John A. Hartford Foundation, which represents the gold standard of excellence in gerontology. It is a collaboration of national and international nursing schools and institutions that have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to the field of gerontological nursing. Its members are more likely to achieve success because of the strong collaborative relationships that they build through access to over 300 gerontological nursing leaders, and because of the potential for rapid development of their programs through access to cutting-edge best practices in faculty and curriculum development.

CMU Hosts 2nd Mindanao International Nursing Seminar

posted Oct 31, 2018, 7:18 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Oct 31, 2018, 7:19 PM ]

The College of Nursing of Central Mindanao University and the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society together with the Central Mindanao University Faculty Association are jointly organizing the 2nd Mindanao International Nursing Seminar slated on 7-8 November 2018 at Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon. 
No lesss than, Johnrich Randall Levine, DNP, MSN, MHA, MPA, RN from MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX will serve as the resource speaker. 
He will speak on "Reinventing Education Strategies through the Wheels of Adult Learning". In 2012, the first edition of this seminar was held at the College of Nursing, University of Mindanao with Prof. Violeta Lopez, RN, Ph.D as the inaugural speaker.


Cindy Leigh at 2018 Balik Scientist Confab

posted Oct 31, 2018, 2:30 AM by BND Admin   [ updated Oct 31, 2018, 7:17 PM ]

Dr. Cindy Leigh spoke recently at the  4th Balik Scientist Program Annual Convention held on 26 October 20181 December 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City. She highlighted her academic collaboration including mentoring and research initiatives with her host institution, De La Salle University Dasmarinas

Cindy is currently affiliated with the Australian Catholic University as an honorary fellow. Recently, she is connected with the Filipino Nursing Diaspora Network and the Nursing for Humanity, both based in Sydney, Australia.

She is by far one of the only 3 nurses who were recipients for  Balik Scientist program.

With the theme “Balik Scientists: Catalysts for Global Innovation and Competitiveness,” the event served as a venue to celebrate important milestones for the program.


posted Oct 10, 2018, 11:22 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Oct 31, 2018, 2:15 AM ]

It is lamentable truth, hitherto, that schoolchildren from GIDAS (Geographically, Isolated and Disadvantage Areas) do not have access to quality, functional and child-friendly school-clinics, thus their health-education and other health-caring related needs are not met. This may have greatly contributed to the high mortality and morbidity rates among this age-group not only in the second district of Surigao del Sur, but also in other areas across the Philippines.

To address this problem, the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) BIBAHILITA chapter initiated a project called NARSKWELA (Nurse Advocates Reaching School-Kids Who arE Living in GIDAs). With its triadic objectives: (1) to adopt a selected school-based clinics to children from the identified GIDAs in Surigao del Sur – District II; (2) to build quality and functional school-based clinics to children in GIDAs in collaboration with stakeholders and partners; (3) to care leaving no school-children behind in accessing quality healthcare services, the project aims to create connecting strands that will addressthe child health-caring inequities in these less fortunate communities. Furthermore, not merely to build clinics, it is a sustainable key tool to model correct health-seeking behaviors to children at their formative years since health is crucial for them to achieve their academic learning goals better in the future.

YouTube Video

​Last August 15, 2018, the project was launched at Mabog Elementary School, Sitio Mabog, San Roque, BisligCity, Surigao del Sur. Multi-health services were provided ranging from health and dental consultations, minor surgeries, to lecture series on relevant health education for teachers and pupils, then distribution of health/hygiene kits and feeding packages to 300 pupils. The chapter hopes to replicate this throughout the GIDAS of the district before 2022.   

Contributor: Jed Patrick Monter Catalan, DScN(c), RN Founder and Convener – NARSKWELA PROJECT President – PNA BIBAHILITA. He is a member of the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society.

Jurado Receives New Jersey's STTI Award

posted Oct 3, 2018, 2:55 AM by BND Admin

 Leo Felix Jurado, Ph.D, RN, FAAN recently received  the Honor Society of Nursing's, Mary Anne Rooney Essence of Nursing Award presented by New Jersey Consortium Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the nursing honor society.  He has earned this prestigious award for his exemplary leadership and mentorship to others in the profession of nursing.

Leo Felix Jurado

Dr. Jurado is currently an associate professor of nursing at William Paterson University, and an adviser of the Filipino Nursing Diaspora Network.

In addition to this accomplishment, Jurado is a nurse educator, nurse administrator, advanced practice nurse, and community leader with three decades of professional nursing experience. He has served as president of the New Jersey Board of Nursing, president of the Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey, and president of the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA), and currently serves on that organization’s board as a Parliamentarian. He has received numerous awards that recognize his leadership and expertise in nursing education including the Nursing Excellence Award in Education from the New Jersey State Nurses Association and the DON exceptional leadership award from the Institute of Nursing. His research interests include foreign-educated nurses, health care disparities, men in nursing, and men’s health. He holds membership with the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, among others.

The Mary Anne Rooney Essence of Nursing Award, named in memory of a nurse leader, is given to an individual who demonstrates special interest and guidance to a colleague or a student. Those honored share resources with their mentees for their professional growth and development. This sustained mentoring relationship fosters talent, and develops nurse leaders through a personal connection of caring, inspiration, and encouragement to accomplish these goals.

Breakfast Meet-Up at Dumaguete

posted Aug 23, 2018, 3:04 AM by BND Admin   [ updated Aug 23, 2018, 3:11 AM ]

Joseph Andrew Pepito -- the senior executive officer of the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society -- has convened a breakfast meet-up of BNDees last 21 August 2018.  
Breakfast Meet-Up
The members were attending/presenting during the 2nd Sigma Asia Region Conference held at Silliman's Bethel House  in Dumaguete City.

However, the meet up was held at a restaurant of one of the city's long standing hotels.

Dr. Rozzano Locsin, Dr. Jude Tayaben and Dr. Rudolf Martinez as well as Rhea Claudine Sun had informal chat on various nursing issues.

This event was also an occasion to reconnect with other members and provided an opportunity to strengthen networking base.

Deborah Lockhart is Friend of Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society Awardee

posted Jul 18, 2018, 3:03 AM by BND Admin   [ updated Jul 18, 2018, 3:21 AM ]

The CEO of the Australian Disputes Centre is the inaugural recipient of the Friend of Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society's Award. 
Deborah Lockhart
Deborah Lockhart is noted for her continuous support to the development of Filipino nursing community in Australia.

The award was presented during the 2nd International Nursing Symposium on 14 July 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Friend of Nursing Award is the highest honor Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society bestows on an individual who serves as an advocate for nurses and the nursing profession who is not a nurse but works to promote the profession of nursing.

An excerpt from her nomination reads:

“Deborah contributes to the long-term significance of the Filipino nursing community in Australia by extending moral and material support to during the International Nursing Symposia. She speaks about the impact Filipino nurses are making in this country and worldwide and has demonstrated an appreciation for them."

Violeta Lopez is STTI Nurse Researcher's Hall of Fame

posted Jul 18, 2018, 2:21 AM by BND Admin   [ updated Jul 29, 2018, 2:46 AM ]

Professor Violeta Lopez, PhD, RN, FAAN will be inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International‘s Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at the 29th International Nursing Research Congress in Melbourne, Australia on 19-23 July 2018.

Violeta Lopez 
The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame was founded in 2010 to recognize nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained broad national and international recognition for their work, and whose research has impacted the nursing profession and people it serves.

Jerome Babate, President of Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society, said: “Dr. Lopez is a beacon for the Filipino nursing profession and nursing research globally. I am delighted to have her contributions to nursing research merit this significant recognition. Her award represents a sustained level of achievement in nursing research, which has had international impact on the profession, patients, and communities. As one of our members in the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society, we celebrate her achievements, and I offer my personal congratulations ".

“What an amazing recognition and well deserved award for Dr. Lopez,” said Joseph Andrew Pepito, the Society's senior executive officer. “Her research and expertise is invaluable to the field of nursing and to the Filipino nursing.

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