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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.