Earning a graduate degree is not a monopoly of anybody or of any college or department in a given academic institution. True enough, the Holy Name University has resident teachers who are permanent or tenured and are holders of master's or doctor's degrees. Notably, these mentors are in bulk in colleges that are usually tasked to the true-blue job of teaching, like College of Education, College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Business and Accountancy, among others.
Notably, however, the Clinical Instructors of HNU's College of Nursing hate to be left in the race of academic advancement. Recently, two of HNU's C.I.'s followed suit. They are (1) Zonita Gallares Cardino who defended a thesis titled "Parenting Styles Experienced by Holy Name University College of Nursing Students and their Academic Performance" on April 20, 2007 at the University of Cebu in Cebu City; and (2) Maria Cecelia Racho Berou who defended a thesis on March 30,2007 at Holy Name University, which she titled: " Training Needs Assessment of Clinical Instructors in Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital in Tagbilaran City."
Indeed, these C.I.'s achievement adds to the growing number of clinical instructors in HNU's College of Nursing who are still inkling whether they have to finish their graduate studies or remain buried in the quagmire of indolence and lack of determination.
Congratulations Ms. Cardino and Ms. Berou!