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Jelyn Sunga-Guadalupe Passed the Bar Exams

posted May 21, 2018, 10:56 PM by BND Admin   [ updated May 21, 2018, 10:57 PM ]

A new lawyer from the ranks of Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society.

This time, Jelyn Sunga-Guadalupe who graduated from Cor Jesu College in Digos Citymade it. She was among the 1,724 who passed the bar examinations out of the 6,748 who took the exams, a 25.5-percent passing rate—lower than the 59.06 percent in 2016 and 26.21 percent in 2015.

When asked about how it feels that she is now in the ranks of nurse-lawyers, "it so surreal. I prayed so hard for this. I feel I can better serve the community now but I will still be a nurse. Once a nurse, forever a nurse", she said.

Jelyn Sunga-Guadalupe
It was cheers and jubilation to the Society and also for the nursing profession since Jelyn was among many registered nurses who passed the tough legal examinations.

Does her nursing degree prepare her for the rigorous legal studies? "Definitely yes! I could not think of a better preparatory course in law school than nursing. Nursing taught me to be alert, focused under pressure. It developed my habit for reading and most of all to stay awake during holy hours", she further said.

Jelyn is a product of St. Alexius College in Koronadal for her BSN degree. Prior to her legal studies, she worked as a volunteer nurse for 2 years at South Cotabato Provincial Hospital and a staff nurse at Mindanao Medical Center. She likewise worked as part-time reviewer at St. Louis Review Center and a review facilitator of St. Alexius College.

Dr. Reñosa Clinched Germany's KAAD Scholarship

posted May 20, 2018, 6:48 PM by BND Admin   [ updated May 20, 2018, 9:13 PM ]

Dr. Mark Donald C. Reñosa recently obtained a post-graduate scholarship from the Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD).

This scholarship would enable him to pursue his MSc degree in International Health at the famous University of the Heidelberg for the next 18 months.

The KAAD is a scholarship organization of the German Catholic Church that provides financial and civic educational support for high potential postgraduate scholars from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Dr. Reñosa is currently a senior Science Research Specialist of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine in Taguig, Metro Manila.

He received his DSN degree from St. Paul University.

Dr. Martinez at Naresuan University

posted Apr 3, 2018, 5:04 PM by BND Admin

On 31 March 2018, Asst. Prof. Rudolf Cymorrr Kirby Martinez, RN, Ph.D gave a special lecture entitled “Of Wellbeing, Caring and Healing: Reflections from Selected Filipino Folklores” to faculty members and graduate students at Naresuan University in Thailand. 

Dr. Martinez is the only Filipino nurse-anthropologist. He is currently affiliated with San Beda University and Arellano Universities. He is an active member of the Philippine Nursing Research Society and Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society where he is currently serving as its director of research.

Dr. Martinez is currently pursuing his second doctoral degree (on nursing) at St. Paul University, Tuguegarao.

Zarah Borines Received DNP Degree

posted Mar 1, 2018, 2:03 AM by BND Admin   [ updated Mar 1, 2018, 9:08 PM ]

The Nevada-based Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society member recently received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree recently from Touru University. Zarah Borines, RN, DNP who hails from Biliran Province,  is currently a faculty member of the College of Nursing, Nevada State Colleges. He DNP capstone project is entitled, "Implementation of Mentorship Program in the Emergency Department at Touro University" 

Prior to her academic post, Dr Borines worked for a considerable time as an ER nurse at one the largest hospitals -- Summerlin Medical Center -- in Las Vegas.

Dr. Borines received her Masters of Science in Nursing  from Grand Canyon University (2013), and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Cebu Doctors University (1997). She began her nursing career at St. Elizabeth Hospital in General Santos City in the early 2000s. 

In 2011, she was the recipient of the 7th Joseph Eribaren Memorial Nursing Lecture held at Notre Dame of Dadiangas University, General Santos City


Dr Rizal Grande is Recipient of 2018 Pamulinawen Award

posted Mar 1, 2018, 1:43 AM by BND Admin   [ updated Mar 2, 2018, 8:07 PM ]

Another feather in his cap.
Recently, Rizal Angelo Grande, RN, Ed.D is given a recognition. 

Dr Grande is the recipient of the 2018 Pamulinawen Award for his remarkable accomplishments and significant contributions in the field of higher education. The award was given on February 24, 2018 during the Pamulinawen Festival in Laoag City.

The award citation reads:

"For upholding time-honored values and traditions, and for having displayed enviable sensitivity to relevant issues particularly those which directly concern our beloved Laoag City earning for him prestigious citations and awards, thus giving him the distinction as "Outstanding Laoagueno".

Dr. Grande is a member of the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society. He is currently an assistant professor and course coordinator, Department of Mental Health Nursing, University of Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Dennis Amando Received MPH Scholarship

posted Feb 19, 2018, 3:59 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Feb 19, 2018, 4:13 PM ]

The Director of Education of the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society received a WHO/TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship for Masters of Public Health at the famous James P. Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH) at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Dennis Amando, RN, MAN
Dennis Amando has commenced his scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a full-time programme which promotes problem based experimental learning. The training will focus on courses relevant to a  career in implementation research.

Prior to his MPH studies, Dennis worked as an advisor for ‎Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH at the Automous Region for Muslim Mindano. He was previously affiliated with Fit for Schools program and the University of Southern Mindanao's College of Nursing.

Bungabong is new PNA Chapter Prexy

posted Feb 15, 2018, 2:12 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Feb 15, 2018, 2:33 PM ]

Members of the Philippine Nurses Association in Antique has elected Aris Kendell Bungabong as its new Chapter President. Regarding his appointment, Aris says “I am thrilled and honored to lead our Chapter to a new height. This is also an opportunity to serve our nursing community.”

Aris is a clinical instructor at St. Anthony's College in San Jose, Antique. Prior to academia, he worked at the Angel Salazar Memorial General Hospital. He received his MA Nursing degree at Central Philippine University and this Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at West Visayas State University.

Moreover, Aris is an active member of the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society and is currently serving as its nursing education consultant.

Likewise, he is also an active Catholic layperson at the San Jose diocese.

In 2017, he received a scholarship to attend an international conference in India.

BNDees at the Helm of Philippine Nursing

posted Jan 31, 2018, 3:27 AM by BND Admin

Two members of the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society were recently elected to the upper echelon of the Philippine Nurses Association. 

Prof. Marylou Ong, DScn, DM, RN is chosen as the national chairperson while Dr. Merle Silvani is now the national president.

Dr. Ong is currently the presidential assistant for quality assurance of the Cebu Normal University and for many years, served as dean of nursing of the same university. Previously, she was a national officer of the Association of Deans of the Philippine Colleges of Nursing (ADPCN).

She has two doctoral degrees in management (from the University of the Visayas) and nursing science (Cebu Normal University). Dr. Ong is concurrently the regional governor of the Philippine Nurses Association for Region 7.
On the other hand, Dr. Silvani is presently a professor in the Masters in Education (M.Ed) program of the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City. Prior to her present
role, she was a nursing faculty member of the same university for 25 years.

She earned her Ph.D in Educational Management from the University of St. La Salle. Dr. Silvani is concurrently the regional governor of the Philippine Nurses Association for Region 6.

Photo courtesy: Philippine Nurses Association


2018 PNAA International Nursing Conference

posted Jan 8, 2018, 11:41 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Jan 8, 2018, 11:43 PM ]

The 2018 Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) will host its International Nursing Conference at the The Blue Leaf Filipinas, Manila, Philippines between 25 and 26 January 2018. 
  • January 25 & 26, 2018 International Nursing Conference & Networking Night – $170.00
  • January 25, 2018 Global Summit & Networking Night – $170.00
  • January 25, 2018 Networking Night – $85.00
  • January 25-26, 2018 Global Summit, Networking Night & International Nursing Conference – $300.00
  • January 25-26, 2018 Philippine RNs ONLY* (Relatives & friends of PNAA Members) – $145.00
    Includes Global Summit, Networking Night & International Nursing Conference

  • Go to the conference website

Christmas Message 2017

posted Nov 30, 2017, 6:15 PM by BND Admin


As we celebrate Christmas this year 2017 and bring to memory the birth of Jesus, may our lives be deeply touched by God’s love. As we contemplate on the child Jesus who is born, may our hearts be filled with joy.

Wishing our members, colleagues and friends of the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society the blessings of Christmas and our best wishes for the coming New Year.

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