Mrs. Reyma M. Magbanua, Faculty of the College of Nursing of Colegio San Agustin – Bacolod won First Place in the Research Competition (Podium Presentation: Professional Category) in the International Conference of Nurses (ICONs) 2017 with the theme “Nurses Role in Transforming Health Care through Research and Innovations”. The conference was organized by Cebu Normal University and was held last November 24-25, 2017 at the Marco Polo Plaza, Cebu City.
The research of Mrs. Magbanua entitled “The Implementation of Community Organizing Participatory Action Research (COPAR) of the Selected Higher Education Institution Community Extension Program” primarily sought to assess the extent of the implementation of COPAR in the partner community of the selected school in relation to its Community Extension Program Thrusts. She bested thirteen other researches in the concurrent session B of the said conference. The aforesaid research garnered the CSA-B Institutional Research Grant AY 2014-2015.
The CSA-B College of Nursing also sent student delegates to the conference to join in the Poster and Podium Presentation: Student Category. Two research entries were sent for the Poster Presentation namely: “Social Support of Selected Students with Intellectual Disability in SPED Bacolod City” (by Ricca De La Cruz, Angelica Nicole Española, Isabelle Astrid Lopez, Giselle Anne Patubo, Hannah Mari Sarad, Hazel May Tan, Douglas Miguel Tupas, Jajee Urbanozo and Leah Marie Yuro) presented by Mr. Jose Lacson and Ms. Cassandra Valderama and “Preventive Health Behaviors of Breast Cancer Patients and the Meaning Ascribed to their Illness” (by Mary Shekena Garbanzos, Tricia Nicole Garcia, Anne Mariel Hucalinas, Eralyn Liboon, Nerisa Manlanat, Jessa Mae Morden, Ma. Laysan Morera, Christy Joy Pacardo, Clea Mae Sanap and Jose Lacson) presented by Ms. Eralyn Liboon. One entry was sent for the Podium Presentation entitled “Psychosocial Attributes of the Faculty Members of a Selected Higher Education Institution in Bacolod City” (by Gloriebelle Dee Diala, Rhea Beating, Corrine Bentinganan, Marlyn Butanas, Erl Christy Pearl Joy Cañete, Angelica Deloso, Jard Rayne Jarder, Ariadne Sodi Piamonte and Lendy Lou Resuena) which was presented by Mr. Jard Rayne Jarder. The CSA-B delegates were accompanied by the Dean of the College of Nursing, Dr. Jo Ann A. Flores.
Colegio San Agustin – Bacolod continues to promote the culture of research and development as managed by its Research and Planning Office. Congratulations to Mrs. Magbanua, the student presenters and the College of Nursing! The educative community is so proud of you!