The College of Nursing of St. Paul University Dumaguete celebrated its 25 years of giving quality nursing education during Nurses’ Days 2011 held Feb. 11-12 in campus.
This year’s theme was Paulinian Nurses: Breaking the Walls and Building Bridges in Spreading the Word in the World for Excellence and Service. The two-day event started with a Eucharistic celebration at St. Paul the Apostle Chapel.
Sr. Mila Grace Silab, SPC, dean of the College of Nursing, formally opened the celebration during the opening salvo, followed by a series of ballgames which was participated by student nurses and clinical instructors.
Highlights of the first day were the Continental Festival where different festivals from around the world were showcased, and the Festival King and Queen 2011. Literary events also took place where student nurse representatives poured out their exemplary talents on debate and tongue twisting.
The Obstacle/Nurses’ Race took event with complex obstacles. The proclamation of the winners followed which declared Team Asia as the over-all champion.
Nursing Dean Sr. Silab, in coordination with the Paulinian Student Nurses’ Association headed by Erika Jane Bangay-Yap, and Gerah Mae Pinanonang-Valle organized the entire event. It would not have been successful without the support of University President Sr. Nintha Lucilla Baldado, SPC, and the SPC Sisters headed by Local Superior Sr. Joseline Lasala, SPC.
The organizers are also grateful for the support of Rafael Arbon Duhaylungsod, director for External Affairs, for the awards and prizes, including donations from Gov. Roel Degamo.
The event was culminated by a mass that served as a closing of the students’ activities, and opening of Pauli ta 2! the Paulinian Nurses’ Alumni Homecoming.
This was started a year ago and was organized by the Paulinian Nurses Alumni Association headed by their president Maria Josephine T. Saycon.
Prizes given during the raffle draw included a two-night trip for six to Boracay Island, and a trip for two to Bohol.
Election for the new set of PNAA officers was also held wherein Prof. Maybelle R. Lacdo-o was elected as new president for the next three years.