by Dani G. Ortega, CON

The College of Nursing (CON) of MSU-IIT kicked off on November 21, 2020 a webinar series event entitled “CON Building Strong Faculty, Staff, Students and Parents Relationships: A Webinar Series.”

The three-part webinar series that is spearheaded by Assoc. Prof. Mae-lanie O. Poblete and hosted by Asst. Prof. Geraldine S. Ridad opened with Series 1: Self-Care and Healthy Communication.

The webinar series dwells on the current online technology, which includes the various Social Platforms used today, its impact, issues, and challenges to relationships in view of the new normal.

The two guest speakers for Series 1 were Nurvita Risdiana, MSc and Asst. Prof. Falasifah Ani Yuniarti, both from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Indonesia’s Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyokarta.

The guest speakers’ presentations were followed by engaging question and answer portions.

The webinar’s Series 2: Building Resilient Communities in the New Normal is scheduled on November 28, 2020 with guest speaker Asst. Prof. Francis Grace Duka-Pante from the College of Education of the University of the Philippines.

The webinar’s Series 3: Navigating Parenting Challenges in the New Normal is scheduled on December 1, 2020 with two guest speakers, Channel Carcallas-Concepcion, PhD, Coordinator, Program for Excellence in Nursing (PoLEN) of the College of Nursing of Silliman University and Noriko Aizawa, a Lecturer from the College of Nursing of Dokkyo Medical University in Tochigi, Japan.

CON Dean Assoc. Prof. Minnie B. Mamauag said that the webinar series not only focuses on the relationships between students and teachers, but it also covers the community. As student nurses one day will become the future frontliners, there is nothing like a symbiotic relationship that could help achieve that in the most harmonious way.

Photo credits: Assoc. Prof. Abdullah Junior S. Mangarun, CON