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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

Casida named American Academy of Nursing fellow

posted Nov 13, 2019, 1:26 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Dec 5, 2019, 7:44 PM by BND Secretariat Support ]

Jesus "Jessie" Casida, PhD, RN, APN-C and associate professor at John Hopkins University School of Nursing, has been selected by the American Academy of Nursing as a member of the 2019 class of Academy fellows (FAAN) at the Academy’s annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, in Washington, D.C. last October 2019.

Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career where their accomplishments are honored by those within the nursing discipline.

Jessie Casida is nationally and internationally known for his work on 
the self-management of adults living with implantable artificial organs with current emphasis on left-ventricular assist devices (LVADs). Dr. Casida is inventor of the VADCare App—in clinical trial—which is designed to help patients stay on home care regimens and better manage LVADs and their overall health condition. He recently received the Heilbrunn Nurse Scholar Award to expand his work on LVAD self-management. Dr. Casida is also 2017 recipient of the Columbia University School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni award,
recognizing his leadership and impact on nursing education and cardiac nursing practice, innovative and groundbreaking research, and outstanding stewardship for the nursing profession. He holds memberships with Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Philippine Nurses Association of America, Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society, among others.

“Induction into the American Academy of Nursing is the highest honor in the profession of nursing,” said Rudolf Martinez, PhD, RN, assistant professor at San Beda University's College of Nursing and chairperson of the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society “Jessie is well-respected for his excellence in teaching, clinical practice, and  impactful scholarship,” he said.

The newest addition of fellows within this class represents 38 states and the District of Columbia as well as 17 countries. The Academy currently includes more than 2,600 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. Each have been recognized for their extraordinary commitment to the promotion of the public’s health through evidence and innovation.

Target Zero Harm Award for May Yumang

posted Oct 3, 2019, 5:43 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Oct 3, 2019, 8:04 PM ]

"I feel honoured and humbled to receive this recognition" 

Ma. Leda Emery Zarate spoke shortly after receiving a Target Zero Harm award during the SingHealth ceremony held on 3 October 2019 at the Singapore General Hospital campus with top Singapore health officials in attendance

She was recognized for showing exemplary efforts to raise patient safety standards and prevent unsafe practices within the SingHealth group.

Last month, Yumang received a scholarship from SingHealth and the Ministry of Health to undertake a full-time Advanced Diploma in Oncology Nursing at Nanyang Polytechnic Singapore.

Yumang hopes that this award sends a "powerful message to other nurses to serve beyond the healthcare setting". 

She hopes that with this award, she can inspire her colleagues "to aspire more".

A graduate of Notre Dame of Dadiangas University, Yumang is an active student leader during her university days. She participated in the National Youth Parliament -- a biennial congress of youth leaders representing a cross-section of the Filipino youth population and is convened by the National Youth Commission. In 2009, she received the 3rd Darlene Dilangalen Borromeo Student Nursing Leadership Awards given by the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society. 

Target Zero Harm is a goal in all SingHealth institutions. It is a goal that ensures its patients receive the care they deserve – safer care.

SingHealth is Singapore's largest group of healthcare institutions. The group was formed in 2000 and consists of four public hospitals, five national specialty centres and a network of eight polyclinics. It includes Singapore's oldest and largest hospital, Singapore General Hospital, as well as several of Singapore's largest specialty centres.


National Nursing Research Webinar

posted Sep 11, 2019, 9:25 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Oct 3, 2019, 10:46 PM ]

Nursing research is critical to the nursing profession and is necessary for continuing advancements that promote optimal nursing care. Thus, as part of addressing its mission, Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society is organising a National Nursing Research Webinar

This webinar provides an opportunity for Filipino nurses to build relationships and to disseminate their nursing and health-related knowledge. This event is slated on 23 November 2019 at 9 AM.

The theme for this inaugural webinar is “Advancing Nursing Research in the Philippines”.  The learner outcomes for the webinar are:

  • Exchange novel scientific ideas to support the generation of nursing research 
  • Describe how nursing research can influence the overall health of the country
  • Discuss innovative strategies for nursing research in the country.
Brian Vasquez, RN, PhD, an assistant professor of Majmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will keynote this webinar. Prof. Vasquez is currently the research director of Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society.


  • Voices of Grit: Experience of Nurses Working Long-Term in Philippine Hospitals (Richard Allan R. Soliven, RN, PhD - Central Mindanao University)

  • Validation of an Assessment Tool for Elderly Abused (Joel Acob, RN, PhD - Visayas State University)
The live webinar will be recorded, and as long as you register, you will automatically receive a link to the webinar recording when it becomes available. Those who attend live will have the opportunity to submit questions to the speakers.

To join in the webinar, go to the following link  

3rd MINS at Sulu State College

posted Aug 14, 2019, 4:06 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Aug 14, 2019, 8:18 PM ]

Sulu State College through its School of Nursing, in collaboration with Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society and ADPCN BARMM, hosted the 3rd Mindanao International Nursing Seminar last 12-13 August 2019 at the College's multi-purpose gymnasium in Jolo, Sulu. 

This seminar has taken place in response to the urgent need for evidence-based research both on nursing practice and education.

Resource speaker for this event is Rizal Angelo N. Grande, RN, Ed.D. He is an assistant professor at the College of Nursing, University of Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Concurrently, he is the coordinator of the College's department of mental health nursing as well as the head, post-graduate studies under the vice-deanship for post-graduate studies and scientific research.


Dr Grande is a seasoned nurse educator with teaching stints in various universities in the Philippines before moving to Saudi Arabia three years ago. A member of the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society, Dr Grande is actively involved in the international organisation for nurse educators and practitioners.

 "The Sulu State College- School of Nursing, is privileged for the opportunity given to us to organize the 3rd Mindanao International Nursing", said Asst. Prof. Alijandrina Tab-Jalilul, MAN, Dean of the School of Nursing. She further said to be looking forward to another collaborative activities shortly. 


Dr. Grande enjoying refreshment with the host institution led by Dr. Charisma Ututalum, President of the Sulu State College.

"We would like to thank our college president Dr. Charisma Ututalum and Dr. Fatima Abubakar, ADPCN BARMM President for their support", Dean Jalilul further said.

Likewise, a workshop on making capsule studies and publication was facilitated by Dr Grande for the professional nurses.

Previous keynote speakers of this symposium include Prof. Violeta Lopez, RN, PhD, FACN of the National University of Singapore (2012) which as held at the Brokenshire College. The second edition was held last year at the Central Mindanao University with Johnrich Randall Levine, DNP, MSN, MHA, MPA, RN from MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston as the resource speaker.

"We are excited to further collaborate with Sulu State College and other nursing stakeholders in Mindanao in the coming months", said Jerome Babate, president of the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society. "We started with book donation through the efforts of our colleagues from Australian Catholic University last year. This year, we sort of level it up to an international nursing seminar which probably be the first to happen in that area. The future is ripe for more", he further said.

BND Co-sponsors International Symposium

posted Jul 10, 2019, 3:00 AM by BND Admin   [ updated Jul 10, 2019, 5:24 AM ]

Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society has co-sponsored the recently concluded 3rd International Nursing Symposium held at the Philippine Consulate General last 6 July 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

Organized by the Sydney-based, Filipino Nursing Diaspora Network, the symposium featured a keynote presentation by Prof. Violeta Lopez of Hubei University of Medicine (China) and National University of Singapore. She spoke about the "2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife: Impact on Nurses' Future Work". 

Prof. Lopez said that WHO and ICN's declaration of the year of the nurse and midwife offers a platform to recognise past and present nurse leaders globally, raise the visibility of the nursing profession in policy dialogue and invest in the development and increased capacity of the nursing workforce. 

According to her, nurses -- making up at least 20 million individuals and representing approximately half of the health workforce will turn the ambition of achieving health for all people into a reality.

More importantly, two panels of nurses discussed the Filipino nursing experiences and opportunities in Australia and the Philippines. The Australian panel was made up of Julius Delino (from the training and education sector), Bryan Odan (acute care setting), and Steven Gico Uy (from the aged care sector).

On the other hand, the Philippine panel which comprised of Dr. Juanito Leabres (Wesleyan University of the Philippines) and Prof. Estelita Mariano (Community Health Chief Nurse, LGU Bustos, Bulacan) delved into the current continuing professional development (CPD) requirements and the implementation of the universal health care.

In the same event, Annalyn Violata of SBS Australia was recognized as the Friend of the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society for her regular coverage of the Filipino nurses in Australia.

The Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society regularly supports this symposium over the last three years.

Spotlight with Emery Yumang

posted Jun 20, 2019, 3:53 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Jun 20, 2019, 4:44 PM ]

Quite a few Filipino nurses made a mark in Singapore. Lately however, we have one thing to prove. Emery Yumang shows something that anyone could make it and making it extraordinarily. She is a good role model to young aspiring Filipino nurses. We recently caught up with her.

Tell us about yourself:

I completed my nursing degree at Notre Dame of Dadiangas University in 2010 and passed my NLE on the same year. I joined Saint Elizabeth Hospital, Inc as a medical-surgical and general ICU nurse from 2010-2014 and short-listed for staff recruitment at National Cancer Centre Singapore in December 2014, where I am currently working.

During nursing academe years, I was the recipient of DDB Student Nursing Leadership award in 2009, Nominee for the NDDU Marcellin Champagnat Community service award in 2010, and the Chairperson-elect Committee on Health during the 7th National Youth Parliament by the National Youth Commission 2008-2010. I also hold membership with the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society while at the university.

In Singapore, I was among the recipients of the prestigious Nationwide Singapore Health Quality Service SILVER award in 2017, and another one as a GOLD awardee in Singapore Health Quality Service in 2019.

Now, as an Oncology staff nurse at National Cancer Centre Singapore, I’ve recently been involved in Quality Innovation projects such as the 4Dx patient satisfaction in nursing education, patient empowerment, and change in the nursing modality to improve waiting time and prevent nurses’ burnout. And my role varies from being one of the preceptors for new staff or staff from other institutions (nurses and doctors alike) for attachment in our suite, and act as a team leader in the absence of our nurse manager.

About the scholarship:

As a foreign staff nurse in Singapore, it is almost impossible to be short-listed for a study grant among all institutions. The reason being is that the study expenses for a foreigner are far more expensive (about six times) compared to a local or permanent resident. Being in a highly specialized field, our institution diligently sends three top local or PR nurses each year to pursue advance Diploma in Oncology studies. 

I was called for a panel interview by the most reputable personas in the SingHealth institution who are doctors and heads of departments. This is after the recommendation by my nurse managers and Director of Nursing, having considered my Outstanding peer and performance appraisal consecutively for the past years. 

Confirmation of the scholarship grant was made after a month by the nursing executive, and I was the only foreigner along with two Singaporeans.

I will be on a year of full-time study at Nanyang Polytechnic University beginning school year 2019-2020. 

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