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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

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.

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