Australian University sends 10 Nursing Students for Immersion workin AU Comdev partner communities

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 07:55 -- hohoy2000

         The Edith Cowan University (ECU) of Perth, Western Australia, a partner of Arellano University thru its International Programs Division , sent ten graduating  nursing students to the Philippines for  its  2-week Community Clinical Placement Program .  The students , who are accompanied by ECU's clinical coordinator Ms. Carol Crevacore, RN, include the following: Grace Moller, Rebecca Harbron, Elana Timbs, Sibeal Dayle, Tracy Curran, Jenny Newhouse, Kay King, Shirene Richards, Lok Wun Fung and Monica Roberts.

          Last November 5, the students visited the National Center for Mental Health, The Medical City and the Quirino Medical Center.

          On November 6, the students and their clinical coordinator, proceeded to Pangil, Laguna where they stayed for four days, rendering  health services in  four barangays  of the town.  
On November 12 the group will go to San Miguel, Bulacan where they will stay for five days to render health services in three barangays.

          On November 14 the students and  Ms. Crevacore will participate in the seminar-lecture as part of the Australia Day celebration of Arellano University.

          In all these immersion activities, the group is accompanied by Dr.  Emerita Mendoza, Director of the International Nursing Program (INP) of Arellano University, Nursing Community Coordinator Mrs. Bernadine Navalta,  INP faculty members and students, and the local community government representatives.
This is the second year that ECU has sent its nursing students for immersion work in the Philippines  through it's partnership with Arellano University. The places visited are Community Development partners  of the university, where  development projects have been on-going for the past six years now.

Hospital Visit. The ECU students (wearing the blue shirts) in their visit of the National Center for Mental Health. Joining them in the picture are the chief nurse of NCMH, Mrs. Lucila Espinosa (first row, center), ECU’s Clinical Coordinator Carol Crevacore (back row, extreme right) International Nursing Program Director Dr. Emerita C. Mendoza (first row, 4th from left), INP professor Dr. Joaquin Venus and the heads of the training division of NCMH.

Welcome Dinner. The students enjoying the hospitality of Arellano University community