Brent commences its Ladderized BSN Program PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 June 2011 14:36

Students of the ladderized program for Bachelor of Science in Nursing happily marched down the aisle with their parents during Brent Hospital and College Inc.’s 3rd commencement exercise held last June 15, 2011 at the Patio Palmeras, Pasonanca.    Forty-three of the graduates have just completed their Caregiver training, while seven have finished the Health Care Services program.

This year’s graduation theme is “Multi-Skills Learning: Our response to the Global Challenge in Health Care. It was preceded by an Ecumenical service which was headed by the school’s newly installed chaplain, Rev. Ernie Moral.

The graduation rite was attended by various guests, including Angelie Alonso, daughter of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) representative Nerissa H. Alonso who was invited as guest speaker but was unable to attend the event. Ms. Alonso delivered her mother’s message of encouragement and challenge to the graduates. Also present were Brent’s School Director, Ms. Norma B. Pada, Assistant Administrative Officer Mario N. Orbigoso and the Assistant Dean for the College of Nursing , Maria Theresa C. Kho

A formal dinner concluded the event as the graduates, their parents, the faculty, as well as Brent’s Administrative and academic officials celebrated not only the graduation itself but also the graduates’ hundred-percent passing rate in the Performance Competency Assessment Test, a licensure exam for caregivers given by TESDA.

The ladderized program in nursing enables students to be trained in three levels: caregiving, health care service and nursing. The students have to complete each level of training to gain certificates and be allowed to move on to the next level such that at the end of four years, the students are to graduate as nurses.