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Another Successful Webinar...6th Edition to date

posted Jun 21, 2020, 2:46 AM by Je Babate

Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society continued its partnership in the hosting of the International Nursing Webinar Series. Recently, our 6th edition to date, we had Dr. Gian Carlo Torres as our presentor. 

Gian is an assistant professor at the University of Santo Tomas College of Nursing. He has been in perioperative practice since 2002 and has been a nurse educator and clinical faculty since 2005. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2002) and Master of Arts in Nursing (2008) from the University of Santo Tomas, and finished his Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (2018) from the University of the Philippines. As a graduate student he developed a tool that measures Preoperative Patient Readiness that has been published in the Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing (JOPAN). 

His recent presentation was derived from his PhD dissertation which focused on the mediating role of patient readiness for surgery in promoting positive surgical outcomes published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing. With his continued desire to advance his nursing scholarship, Dr. Torres has been given the chance to be a postdoctoral visiting scholar of Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) in 2019. 


Rose Constantino is 2020 ANA Hall of Fame

posted May 8, 2020, 9:08 PM by BND Secretariat Support

Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society is honored to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of one of its members.

Prof. Rose Constantino, RN, PhD, JD, FAAN, FACPE was recently recognized by the American Nurses Association as its 2020 Hall of Fame awardee. ANA Hall of Fame inductees are selected because of their commitment to the field of nursing and their effect on the health and social history of the U.S.

Dr. Constantino's award embodies the anchors chosen to frame the Year of the Nurse: excellence, leadership and innovation.

According to the award's transcript, "Dr. Rose Constantino is an outstanding teacher and a powerful role model. She has engaged in local, state, national and international nursing organizations and other health-related organizations through direct patient care, impactful committee service and program development. Dr. Constantino’s distinguished service and exceptional leadership have guided and inspired peers and students."

The contributions of Dr. Constantino have had a significant impact on the health of citizens regionally and nationally; leading to changes in practice, leading back to improved public health.


State of the World's Nursing Report

posted Apr 23, 2020, 2:45 AM by BND Secretariat Support   [ updated May 5, 2020, 2:02 AM ]

Last 7 April, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new report, The State of the World’s Nursing 2020, which provides an in-depth look at the largest component of the health workforce at 28 million headcount.

A number of findings identify important gaps in the nursing workforce and priority areas for investment in nursing education, jobs, and leadership to strengthen nursing around the world and improve health for all.  

Nurses are always at the forefront of fighting epidemics and pandemics that threaten health across the globe. 

Between 2013 and 2018, nursing workforce numbers increased by 4.7 million. But this still leaves a global shortfall of 5.9 million – with the greatest gaps found in countries in Africa, South East Asia and the WHO Eastern Mediterranean region as well as some parts of Latin America. 

The report’s message is clear: governments need to invest in a massive acceleration of nursing education, creation of nursing jobs, and strengthening of nursing leadership. Without nurses, midwives, and other health workers, countries cannot win the battle against outbreaks, and achieve universal health coverage.

In response, Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society supports call  to establish leadership positions including a government chief nurse and support leadership development among young nurses (such as the national association of student nurses). Effective leadership is required to lead and drive changes at all levels of the health system to realize the goals of the ongoing reforms in health care organizations.

COVID-19 Update

posted Apr 20, 2020, 9:15 PM by BND Secretariat Support

The COVID-19 pandemic means we are all facing challenges and uncertainty in many areas of our lives. At Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society, we are actively monitoring the situation and have plans and actions in place to minimize the risks and to ensure we can quickly respond to updated information.

We would like to reassure you that we are prepared to face the challenges, and can continue to deliver membership services while safeguarding the well-being of our staff, and members.

We will provide further updates to our members if there are any important changes in circumstances. 

As further updates are available, they will be posted on our website and social media pages. 

Preventing interruptions, our business continuity approach

posted Mar 16, 2020, 1:29 AM by BND Secretariat Support   [ updated Mar 16, 2020, 1:30 AM ]

As these exceptional circumstances unfold brought about by COVID-19, it would seem that uncertainty has become our new normal, and we need to adapt to thrive. Starting in 2019, Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society has continuously been delivering webinars to its members and the general public. We will continue with this approach as not to disrupt our planned activities.

When we took the webinar projects last year, it was a step into the unknown for all of us. While we can’t give you the same networking opportunities of a face-to-face event, we still have a remarkable line-up of resource persons (speakers and facilitators) providing a compelling and relevant program of content which you can check out here.

We can’t thank our resource persons enough for how they have risen to the challenge with so much passion. We know many of them are working hard to adapt their presentations to suit the virtual format, so we hope you’ll join us online in the future to give them the support they deserve.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions and take care of yourselves!

BND is Event Partner in FiND's Webinar

posted Feb 24, 2020, 3:52 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Feb 26, 2020, 3:41 PM by BND Secretariat Support ]

The Sydney-based Filipino Nursing Diaspora Network held a successful webinar -- its the fourth in its series and the first for this year -- last 22 February 2020 with Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society as its event partner.

Rhea Faye Felicilda-Reynaldo, EdD, RN was the resource speaker on an interesting "Monitoring the Nation's Health Status by Analyzing Publicly Available Health Datasets" and the participants had the opportunity to exchange ideas and make questions during the very interactive sessions.

Dr. Faye Felicilda-Reynaldo has more than 13 years experience in nursing education in the Philippines and in the US, including associate professorship at Missouri State University and University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is currently an adjunct nursing professor at Missouri State University and American Sentinel University. Her teaching expertise include the 3Ps (pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment) and nursing research & translational research/evidence-based practice. Dr. Reynaldo's research and scholarly expertise include teaching and learning issues in nursing education and immigrant health (especially immigrant health issues among Filipinos). She also writes continuing nursing education articles on nursing pharmacology for MEDSURG Nursing journal, the official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.

Dr. Suryanto of Brawijaya University and Dr. Richard Soliven of Central Mindanao University masterfully facilitated the webinar. There were a few expert reactors from the audience as well.

Interested parties can view the webinar recording here

Dr. de Jesus Received WMSU Alumni Award

posted Jan 15, 2020, 2:32 PM by BND Secretariat Support

Recently, Dr. David de Jesus was recognized with an outstanding alumnus award in the field of nursing from Western Mindanao State University. This event comes at the heels of the university's centennial year celebration.

Dr. de Jesus is currently a Director of Nursing for Critical Care at Women's Wellness and Research Center, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in Doha, Qatar.

When asked about his recent recognition, Dr. De Jesus said "It was such an honor indeed. I am pleased and deeply moved by this recognition. So elated I am included among the distinguished group of awardees by my alma mater".

Further, he said "It is a remarkable 15 months journey and productive stay with HMC, and definitely loving my new job. I just move to Qatar last Oct 2018 after spending 17 years of my nursing service (from Head Nurse then rose to the rank of Director of Nursing) in one of the prestigious hospital in Holy Makkah, Al Mukarramah, Kingdom of Saudi  Arabia."

Dr. de Jesus received his BSN degree at Western Mindanao State University. He likewise obtained his Master's degree in nursing administration and a PhD degree at Central Luzon State University. 

He holds membership with the Philippine Nurses Association, Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society, Sigma Theta Tau International, among others. 

Christmas Message

posted Dec 10, 2019, 11:31 PM by BND Secretariat Support

It’s been rewarding to engage with many of you this year. This is a year with a lot of engagements. We have co-sponsored the 3rd Mindanao International Nursing Seminar (with Sulu State College) and the 3rd International Nursing Symposium in Sydney (with the Filipino Nursing Diaspora Network).  

We did the inaugural National Nursing Research Webinar featuring two of our members - Joel Rey Acob and Richard Soliven -- who recently obtained their doctoral nursing degrees. We likewise facilitated four international nursing webinar series with resource persons from different countries - Brunei Darussalam, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines.

As we celebrate Christmas, let us also remember that God can make our ordinary lives special and meaningful if we are always open to his will and guidance.

We wish you all a safe and relaxing holiday season and we’re looking forward to coming back refreshed and ready for a productive year for Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society in 2020.

Palompon Received Distinguished Educator's Award

posted Dec 5, 2019, 3:45 PM by BND Secretariat Support   [ updated Dec 5, 2019, 7:43 PM ]

Dr. Daisy Palompon, Professor and Vice-President of Cebu Normal University, is being honoured for her expertise as an educator in Gerontological Nursing by the world’s foremost gerontological nursing organization, National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence.

“This recognition is an incredible honor,” said Palompon. “I am blessed that I get to work in areas that I am passionate about: education, nursing, and improving outcomes of older adults through education, service, and scholarship. I feel privileged to work at CNU, where my work is supported by my colleagues, and administrators,” she said.

The rapid increase in the aging population has made it apparent how critical knowledgeable instructors are when preparing gerontology nurses for the workforce.  The Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Program is a National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) Recognition Program that aims to highlight the nurse educator leaders working with students, faculty, providers, and older people in various settings.

Dr. Palompon’s research focuses on improving nursing practice with older people, with a simultaneous focus on nursing education. 

“Dr. Palompon’s contributions in gerontological nursing in the Philippines are remarkable. We are very proud that she’s a Nurse Educator Fellow,” according to Dr. Rudolf Martinez, assistant professor of San Beda University's College of Nursing and chairperson of Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society.

She holds membership with Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society, Philippine Nurses Association, among others.

Dr. Palompon continues to teach nursing courses and older adult nursing courses at the graduate programs of Cebu Normal University. She received her award at the NHCGNE Leadership Conference in Austin, Texas last 12-13 November 2019.

First ever National Nursing Research Webinar a success

posted Nov 27, 2019, 5:37 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Dec 5, 2019, 3:28 PM by BND Secretariat Support ]

Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society held its first National Nursing Research Webinar on 23 November 2019.  

This event provided an opportunity for Filipino nurses to build relationships and to disseminate their nursing and health-related knowledge.  

The main facilitator of the webinar was Associate Professor Rhea Faye Felicilda, RN, EdD of the University of Hawaii in Manoa.

Presentors were recent doctoral nursing graduates from leading universities in the Philippines.

Richard Allan R. Soliven, RN, PhD from Central Mindanao University whose "Voices of Grit: Experience of Nurses Working Long-Term in Philippine Hospitals" discussed about Filipino nurses' resilience, ambition, and self-control in the pursuit of goals that take months, years, or even decades.  

On the other hand, Joel Acob, RN, PhD of Visayas State University presented his "Validation of an Assessment Tool for Elderly Abused". While a number of instruments and protocols for elder abuse screening have been developed, most have been created for use in hospitals, clinics, or home care. Although all share similar content and are directed toward assisting with the identification of various forms of elder mistreatment, there are key differences in the focus, format, structure, and type of data gathered by each instrument or protocol. Dr. Acob's tool is the first one that focused on Philippine setting.

‘Our next national nursing research webinar is scheduled either October and November 2020 and we’re going to start the planning for that within the next four weeks,’ Jerome Babate, the webinar host and concurrently, the president of the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society said. 

Interested parties may view the webinar at the following link

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