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Dr Laurence Garcia honoured as Distinguished Educator

posted Nov 14, 2018, 3:07 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Nov 14, 2018, 3:18 PM ]
Dr Laurence Garcia of Cebu Normal University recently honoured as one of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) inaugural Distinguished Educators in Gerontological Nursing Program (the Program). This prize recognizes the leadership of nurse educators working with students, faculty, providers, and older people in diverse settings. He is the lone recipient from the Philippines and one of the only 2 from Asia. The awarding was held at Northeastern University, Bouve College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Boston on 13-14 November 2018. 

"I offer this recognition to my gerontological nursing students, the Research Institute for Ageing and Health, Cebu Normal University, and all the older people we are bound to serve", Dr. Garcia said.

Dr. Garcia is the current director of CNU's Research Institute for Ageing and Health. He is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Philippine Nurses Association and Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society.

The NHCGNE is a specialty organization dedicated to optimal health and quality of life for older adults. The organization builds upon the legacy of The John A. Hartford Foundation, which represents the gold standard of excellence in gerontology. It is a collaboration of national and international nursing schools and institutions that have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to the field of gerontological nursing. Its members are more likely to achieve success because of the strong collaborative relationships that they build through access to over 300 gerontological nursing leaders, and because of the potential for rapid development of their programs through access to cutting-edge best practices in faculty and curriculum development.