Last February, a clinical nursing conference was held at the Philippine Women’s University in commemoration of the institution’s centennial celebration. The conference primarily aimed to create a deeper relevance of the nursing profession in response to the demands nursing practice in the face of fast changing global developments. The conference speakers were distinguished, local and international nursing leaders: Dr. Glenda S. Arquiza, Chairman of PRC Board of Nursing who talked about the pathway in which the nursing profession would be by 2030; Dr. Lydia T. Manahan, Associate Professor in UP College of Nursing, who presented updates about managing care for the aging population; and Sr. Callista L. Roy, CSJ a world renowned nursing theorist who presented the newest version of her very own Adaptation Model and how it applies the current context of professional nursing and practice.
The entire SISC BSN Class of 2019 was quite fortunate to have been given the opportunity to attend this professional nursing conference through the efforts of one of the College of Nursing’s faculty members, Mrs. Alicia Lopena. Mrs. Lopena recently joined Southville bringing with her rich nursing experiences from her practice in the US and locally.
*** Article contributed by Eunice Mae Sapang, BSN Class 2019.