Call it an ambitious engagement. But is is a fact. Last January 05, 2009, HUN's Collge of Nursing has sealed a pact to tie its capabilities with the City Government of Tagbilaran and the Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc. (PNAA, Inc.) to hold for the very first time indeed, the First Educational Program for Nurses of Tagbilaran City with the theme: "Strategies for Achieving Excelence in Professional Nursing Practice, Nursing Education, and Nursing Administration." The mementous intellectual affair was held at HNU's Nursing Skills Laboratory.
The following were the guest speakers and their respective topics: Prof. Leo-Felix Jurado talked on "Appreciative Inquiry: A Framework in Achieving Excellence Collaboration and Innovation"; Prof. Pamela Windle on "Trends and Perils of Nursing and Healthcare"and "The Dreaded Storm: Emergency Preparedness During Disasters"; Prof. Antonio Jayoma on "Nursing Education and Professional Excellence: The Nuts, Bolts, and Hinges of Classroom Learning and Clinical Instructions"; and "Improving Quality of Life: Teaching and Learning Desirable Lifestyle Modifications."
Hon. Leonides Borja, Tagbilaran City Board Member, gave the Welcome Address in the morning session and Mrs. Elizabeth Floresca, Dean of HNU's College of Nursing, gave the same in the afternoon session, while Dr. Albert Jones, City Health Officer, gave the Statement of Purpose. Prof. Ruvih Joy P. Garrote delivered the Introduction of the speakers, while Pof. Lourdes T. Babor rendered the Closing Remarks.
Fr. Francisco T. Estepa, SVD, HNU's President, gave the Awarding of Certificates of Appreciation to the respective speakers.
Mr. Keywyn Lumantao ably emceed the whole activity.