Southville Primes Graduating Nursing Students for Professional Advancement -

Southville Primes Graduating Nursing Students for Professional Advancement

In preparation for a future in a specialized nursing practice, Southville’s graduating BSN students got a glimpse of Oncology Nursing through a Post Graduate Seminar on “The Role of Doctors and Allied Professionals in Cancer Care” sponsored by the Oncology Department of St. Luke’s Medical Center, Global City last August 14, 2014 at the Henry Sy Auditorium.
The event was the culmination of a three-day activity that featured the country’s premier doctors and nurse practitioners in the field of cancer care.  The keynote speaker Professor Adriano Laudico, MD presented an in-depth perspective of the magnitude of cancer in the Philippines.  It was followed by a lecture series on the current trends in the management and treatment of cancer.
Southville’s very own alumni, Kristofer Carandang RN, Class 2011 and registered nurse  at the Stem Cell Unit, presented a moving and endearing view of his experiences as a nurse in the oncology ward in a presentation titled “Psychological Impact of Cancer to Patient and Family Members.”  Kristofer also graciously went out of his way to conduct a special tour exclusively for the SISC students on the Oncology floor.

John Ngo (BSN IV student) spoke of his experience saying, “Being able to see first-hand what each patient room looks like and how things work definitely gave me a heads up experience on what to expect when I start working as a nurse in such a large modern hospital.  It’s really great to see Southville nursing graduates  making a difference and I am excited to do the same as well“.

Another BSN IV student, Rex Calimlim, said, “We are really fortunate to be able to get first-hand experience and listen to some great resource speakers on cancer, that is more valuable than the information I get from just reading books. Southville gave me an opportunity to experience that.”

Rachel Manalac, also a BSN IV student commented, “The venue was nice and we were taken cared of really well. I really liked how St Luke’s involved many of their staff in the presentations and also, they gave out prizes.”

In addition, Kurt Vernon Beaty who joined in the program’s games said, “I am really proud I was able to represent Southville at this event.  I felt satisfied that I was able to enjoy  being part of the program.”

The event was well-attended, with participants coming from came from varied Metro Manila hospitals, and by medical, pharmacy and nursing students from the University of Sto Tomas, the University of the Philippines, St .Jude College, to name a few.

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