FAB Health 3.0 prepares proposed internally funded research on health related devices

FAB Health 3.0 prepares proposed internally funded research on health related devices

by Lemuel Clark P. Velasco

With the Institute’s belief that innovative ideas come from collaborative environments, the MSU-IIT College of Nursing and FAB LAB Mindanao has converged health professionals and digital fabrication experts to create researches which will involve prototyping of health device innovations. Last April 25, 2019, the third year of FAB Health Innovation Prototyping Workshop concluded with a research proposal pitching contest judged by, DOST X Technical Services Division Chief Engr. Romela N. Ratilla, CHED Region X Education Supervisor Dr. Arlita Amapola B. Minguez, and PRISM Director Dr. Mylene M. Uy.  During this event, it was Asst. Prof. Jude D. Positos  who was awarded as the winner of the pitching competition of the FAB Health 3.0. This event also included patent searching activities, prototype development and research proposal writeshops which generated a total of seven proposed industrial designs for evaluation along with its proposed researches ready for funding.  As MSU-IIT CON Research Coordinator Dr. Mae-lanie O. Poblete mentioned, One of the priorities of the College of Nursing is to develop innovative instruments which can elevate the delivery of health care. Collaborative activities like FAB Health has greatly contribute in the realization of these plans.

Topics : fabHealth  health  nursing

3 Nursing grads top 2015 Board Exam; IIT CON is one of country’s top performing schools

3 Nursing grads top 2015 Board Exam; IIT CON is one of country’s top performing schools

by OPI – Contributed news

Three nursing graduates of the MSU-IIT College of Nursing (CON) topped the 2015 Nursing Board Exam given on November 28-29, 2015, Dean Clowe Jondonero confirmed to the Office of Publication & Information (OPI).

The recent feat by the CON makes the MSU-IIT one of 5 top performing schools in the country (see list below).

Only 76 IIT graduates out of 78 passed the Nursing Board Exam. The MSU-IIT garnered 97.44 per cent passing rate against the national passing average of 49. 26 per cent or out of 18,500 examinees, 9, 114 passed the board exam.

3 Nursing grads top 2015 Board Exam; IIT CON is one of country’s top performing schoolsStephanie Pangilinan

Stephanie A. Pangilinan, took the 4th slot with 85.60 per cent; Joahna Jean B. Jabao was in 7th place with 85.00 per cent; and Krishia Kamilla D. Tan was in 9th place with 84.60 per cent while Ms. Maybelle M. Abraham of the MSU main campus took 3rd place with 85.80 per cent.

3 Nursing grads top 2015 Board Exam; IIT CON is one of country’s top performing schoolsKamille Tan

IIT’s 78 nursing grads took the board exam in Cagayan de Oro City and Davao City but the rest of the 18, 422 examinees took the board exam in the cities of Manila, Bacolod, Baguio, Cabanatuan, Cebu, Dagupan, Iloilo, Laoag, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.

In an interview with OPI, Pangilinan and Tan both said that they experienced the usual jitters before taking the board exam. The two described the exam questions from “weird, easy to confusing”.

Pangilinan who graduated magna cum laude would like to proceed to medicine. The smart and articulate twenty-year-old laughed at some of the board exam questions saying that there were “grammatical errors”.

Tan, 20, who graduated cum laude confirmed the grammatical errors of the questions and said that the exam proved difficult because of the illogic in the choices for answers.

“I had to make many guesses” in my answers. She said that only about 10 per cent of what she had studied in college came out in the board exam.

But both are appreciative of their college training and the way their mentors had pushed them to study on their own in order to develop their critical thinking that had equipped them in taking the exam. Tan pointed out that it was her ‘faith in God’ that also enabled her ‘to make it.’

Tan and Pangilinan will proceed to medicine at the MSU College of Medicine. The other board top-notcher, Jabao could not be reached for comment.

The top performing schools in Nursing around the country with 50 or more examinees with at least an 80 per cent passing rate are: 1) University of Santo Tomas, Mariano Marcos State University – Batac, Xavier University; 2) Cebu Doctors University; 3) Saint Louis University; 4) San Pedro College-Davao City; 5) MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology; 6) Central Philippine University; 7) Mountain View College 8) Saint Paul University-Tuguegarao; and 9) University of San Agustin. – by CF Godinez Ortega, OPI

Topics : Nursing  board exam  achievements

Bana in third place for Professor Mustaffa Young Investigators’ Award

Bana in third place for Professor Mustaffa Young Investigators’ Award

by Karen R. Veloso

Bana in third place for Professor Mustaffa Young Investigators’ Award

Mr. Elizalde Bana of the College of Nursing and representing the Philippines received the third prize for the Professor Mustaffa Young Investigators’ Award in the recently concluded ‘Diabetes Asia 2015’ Conference (DAC) at Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 6-9, 2015 for his study, Seal and Heal Miracle Ointment: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Cryopreserved and Lyophilized Amniotic Membrane to Experimentally Induced Diabetic Wounds.

Organized by the National Diabetes Institute (NADI) of Malaysia, the conference is in its 14th year in the annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Series begun in 2002. The conference is centered on recent developments and practical aspects of diabetes care, to help improve the management of diabetes mellitus, Type 2 in particular, the cases of which are rising in developing countries.

About 42 papers from various health professionals managing diabetes were initially accepted and 36 were included in the free paper presentations. These were presented on the first day of the conference and then considered into three categories for Professor Mustaffa Young Investigators’ Awards for free paper presentations, oral presentation awards, and poster presentation awards for the remaining days. Six of these papers qualified for the Young Investigators’ Awards.

In order to qualify, the participant had to fit into the following criteria: age of 35 years or less at the time of submission, more than 60% contribution for the original research paper presented, must have been a first author and a registered participant, and, the first author must have presented once more his paper at the awarding ceremony.

Bana in third place for Professor Mustaffa Young Investigators’ Award

Ms. Wang Yeli of National University of Singapore placed first in the Young Investigators’ Award for her study Interaction Between Body Mass Index and Atherogenic Dyslipidemia in Association with Risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Meanwhile, Effect of Cosmos Caucasus (Ulam raja) on Glycemic Status in Type 2 Diabetic Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial by Ms. Cheng Shi Hui from University Putra Malaysia placed second. Aside from cash prizes, the top three paper presenters will receive full sponsorships from the pharmaceutical Servier Malaysia Sdn Bhd for DAC 2016.

Emeritus Professor Dato’ Mustafa Embong served as chairman of NADI, a non-profit non -government organization with former Prime Minister YaBhg Tune Dr. Mahathir Mohammad as patron. Apart from the members, its board of trustees included representatives from the Malaysian Diabetic Association, Malaysian Endocrine and Metabolic Society, and the Malaysian Ministry of Health. Likewise, it has an international advisory board of professors from the Philippines, Hong Kong, Germany, the United States of America, Belgium, Egypt, United Kingdom, Thailand, Australia, and China.

Topics : Diabetes Asia 2015 Conference  awards  Nursing

CON scores 100% in May 2015 Nurse Licensure Exam

CON scores 100% in May 2015 Nurse Licensure Exam

by Ian S. Embradura, OPI

CON scores 100% in May 2015 Nurse Licensure Exam

MSU-IIT’s College of Nursing once again proved its place as one of the top nursing schools in the Philippines, having garnered a 100% passing rate in the recent Philippine Nurse Licensure Exam (PNLE) given on May 30-31, 2015.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the results on June 23, 2015.

Out of the 17,891 takers, 9,707 passed the examination given by the Board of Nursing (BON).

Five of the new nurses of 2015 from MSU-IIT are Louie Jo Cabilla, Charellie Duhaylungsod Estrellanes, Vanessa Marie Magahin Habajab, Nurlaylah Odal Hadji Usman, and Brandon De Pano Rama.

The CON remains consistent with its competence and excellence. Speaking in behalf of the faculty, Mr. Alexander B. Calago and Mr. Bernie A. Casera expressed their fulfillment in the said results. The two, together with Mr. Jan Igor T. Galinato, led the bridging program of the College which gave free review classes or refreshers to their graduates for two weeks. This is in preparation of their aspiring nurses for the actual review.

The faculty of CON go the extra mile to equip their graduates because “it is the fruit of [our] labor that counts,” Calago said.

The bridging program is open to any nursing graduate within the MSU System for free.

Topics : Nursing

CON is Philippines’ top 3 performing school; graduate places 7th in board exam

CON is Philippines’ top 3 performing school; graduate places 7th in board exam

by Christine Godinez Ortega (Ed.) with a report from Neil M. Martin, CON

CON is Philippines' top 3 performing school; graduate places 7th in board exam

The Institute’s College of Nursing (CON) has two things to celebrate early this year: being ranked third among the top performing schools in the country, and one of its graduates, Lady Aizahlyn I. Angod, claiming the 7th slot in the Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE) given by the Board of Nursing on November 29-30, 2014.

The results were released on January 23, 2015 by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). Schools with 50 or more examinees and with, at least, an 80% passing rate are recognized as top performing schools of nursing. The CON got an overall rate of 97.41%, with 113 out of its 116 examinees passing the NLE.

A total of 15,292 examinees out of 26,690 passed the November 2014 NLE that was conducted at several testing centers in Manila, Baguio City, Laoag, Angeles, Cabanatuan, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, and Bacolod.

An ecstatic CON Dean Clowe Jondonero said he is “happy and honored” with these recent feats of the college emphasizing that “there is no place for mediocrity in MSU-IIT.”

In the last 10 years, or, since the CON became a separate college in 2005, Dean Jondonero said that the college has produced graduates who have topped the board exams – two who placed 6th; two who took 10th place; and, today, one who took 7th place.

Lady Aizahlyn Indoc Angod -7th place, Nursing Board Exam 2014
Lady Aizahlyn Indoc Angod -7th place, Nursing Board Exam 2014

Angod, a magna cum laude graduate during the Institute’s 44th Commencement Exercise in April 2014, and who was ranked seventh with a rating of 85.40% in the 2014 NLE, also expressed joy to be among the country’s top ten examinees.

“I am honored and overwhelmed by all the greetings, all the congratulations,” she said.

Angod, who plans to take up medicine in the future believed that her four-year stay in MSU-IIT, with its quality education, was her best preparation to take the board exam.

She confessed of the usual jitters before taking the board exam but she did not find the exam “that difficult” admitting that if she found the exam on obstetrics and pediatrics (Maternity and Child Health Nursing) easy, the exam on Morality and Ethics she found the “hardest” because, she said, there were four choices for each question but some choices were “contradictory”.

A practicing nurse who had taken the board exam years earlier said that the exam on Morality and Ethics seemed to have “no correct answer.”

Dean Jondonero, on the other hand, said that he intends to continue to hire quality and experienced faculty members.

He also talked of a future construction of a Graduate dormitory and to send more faculty members to pursue post graduate degrees at the UP and at the St. Paul’s University in Tuguegarao even as he revealed that three faculty members who are currently finishing their Ph.D.’s are slated to resume teaching in the Institute in AY 2016.

Topics : health sciences  nursing