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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.

Sulu State picks Dr. Charisma Ututalum as new president

posted Jun 29, 2018, 3:34 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Jun 29, 2018, 3:41 PM ]

The Board of Trustees of Sulu State College has recently appointed Charisma Samparani Ututalum RN, EdD as the college's incoming president.

When asked about her initial reaction upon hearing her appointment: "Tears showered down my face because this journey to this presidency was not easy", according to Dr. Charisma. "I almost gave up but as I have looked at our students and our faculty they gave me hope to fight and finally I ended up on my seat as president".

"We have known Dr. Charism for the last four years and respect her wisdom and insight immensely. She is a brillian synthesizer. She demonstrates depth and breadth that are greatly needed in the field of nursing and higher education", according to Joseph Andrew Pepito, Senior Executive Officer of Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society of which Dr. Charisma is an ardent member.

Indeed she is ripe for an important post with a strong educational and working backgroun. Dr. Charisma gained her Doctor of Education major in Educational Management (2009), Masters in Public Administration (2002) at Sulu State College, and her BS in Nursing and Masters Degrees in Nursing at the Ateneo De University, Zamboanga City. She also received her Master in Development Management (MDM) degree from Asian Institute of Management.

Her management skills spread from being the Chief Nurse of Sulu Sanitarium (2004-2005) to Dean of the College of Nursing (2005-2012) and Vice President of Sulu State College (2012-2014). She is frequently invited to various lectures, symposia, as a resource speaker on stress, VAWC and leadership. 

Jerome Babate, the Society's president said on Dr. Charisma's appointment: "It would be a great joy for us to see this talented woman in a position which would allow her to share her great gifts with others."

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.

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