She looks back to her Alma Mater with gratitude.
In the previous blog post we learned that the Dean of WVSU College of Nursing, the top Nursing school of the Philippines, Dr. Rosanna Belo is a Centralian.
Her heart beating the blue and the gold, Dean Belo expresses her desire to help CPU. Talking with friends on Facebook, she shared how the college she leads achieve top performance in the Nursing Licensure Exam.
We collated Dean Rosanna Belo’s conversation with Centralians on the “The Good Old Days at CPU FB Page” where she revealed how West Visayas State University College of Nursing attains 100% passing of NLE.
How does WVSU achieve 100% success?
Our students take the board in May or June. We believe that if the foundation of the students is strong from first year to fourth year, there is no reason why they have to postpone taking the NLE in December when they can do that in May/June.
We allow the students to decide when to take the exam, based on their perceived preparedness.
When they have decided, that’s when we come in to support them until the last day of the exam… even if I have to sleep with them just to see to it that they are studying.
I personally give the orientation in the NLE framework and test taking strategies on the first day of intensive review. Then I give the final briefing two days day before the exam…In between, the faculty would come in.
If my Alma Mater would invite me to do the same, I am very much willing to give my time.
Are WVSU Nursing students honor students in High School, in other words, maalam kag driven gid, plus that they are thoroughly screened and the slots limited?
That’s not the picture now. We do not have as many honor students (as before) anymore.
IT is not the honor one gets from high school, but the aptitude for nursing that matters most.
Before we would have more than a thousand applicants in the first year but at this time of nursing glut, happy na kami kon may 300-400.
But systems theory lang na…what outcome would you like to achieve?
Know your inputs (the students you are taking in) so you can put in place strong, efficient and effective processes (thruputs) to achieve the desired outcome.
At present, Centralians nga CIs include Janet Marie Zamar Gequillana, Donabelle Sison, Sheila Salazar Sison, Cerlie Venturanza. Five na lang kami da nga graduates sang CPUCN out of the 44 faculty members.
On being a nurse and becoming dean
I did not dream to become Dean. In the first place, I wanted to be a teacher, not a nurse. But my mother wanted me to be a nurse just like my aunts Nilda Sazon Belo and Lilia Sazon Belo…all CPU grads.
Dean Belo acknowledges her mentors and Alma Mater
I was inspired by Dean Natividad Caipang to specialize in Community Health Nursing…. I had the best teachers – Lily lynn Velasco Somo, Rapunzel Edrosolano, Lilith Plagata, Florence May Rico, Wilna Solomon, Jocelyn Javelosa Bitoonon, Nora Carnaje, Mrs. Depakakibo… many more I can’t recall (senior moments) IMH offered varied clinical experiences…
I will always look back to my Alma Mater with gratitude.
We read the news published on the Manila Bulletin “PH’s top nursing school still in Iloilo” and how we wished it was our beloved CPU.
Then we gathered from social media through the “POSITIVELY CENTRALIAN FB Page” that the Dean of WVSU College of Nursing, Dr. Rosanna Belo is CPU BSN CLASS 1978 graduate.
Yes. The Dean of the top Nursing school in the country is graduate of Central Philippine University.
Margaret Rose Dominadao started the thread on the POSITIVELY CENTRALIAN FB Page:
KUDOS to Dean Rosanna Belo ( CPU BSN CLASS 78) for her outstanding performance in leading the WVSU College of Nursing….consistently 100% board rating plus topnotchers for many years now. The parents have spoken!
As a nurse educator myself, I always believe that the most important reward is when parents and students affirm that you have touched their lives. I have taught in WVSU a few years after graduation from CPU upon the recommendation of former Dean Natividad Caipang. Nursing schools in Iloilo used to get instructors from CPU.
Si Ma’am Caipang ang ila gina-tawgan kon kilanlan nila teacher and she would recruit her graduates. Those were the good old days, I guess. RosGrace Belo SO PROUD OF MY BFF!!! We share the passion and dedication for quality nursing education. POSITIVELY CENTRALIAN!!!
Read further information about Dean Belo through the responses at the FB page:
Please read Dean Belo’s responses on the FB thread and discover her outstanding quality as a leader. She’s posting as “RosGrace Belo”:
“There are people telling me to apply as Dean at CPU, and I have always been consistent with my answer. As long as the Dean is my former teacher, I will never compete because I am what I am today, because of my former teachers.”
What a wonderful statement of humility from the Dean of Philippine’s top Nursing school, Dr. Rosanna Belo.
Congratulations Centralian Rosanna Belo for your achievements!
By the way, the writer of the Manila Bulletin article, Tara Yap is also a Centralian.
WISHFUL THINKING NOW….
Being the pioneer of Nursing education in the Philippines, we are hoping CPU could bring back the old glory of 100 percent passing rate in the Nursing Licensure Exam.
Do you have some suggestions?