In a bid to ensure the continuous development and excellence of its nursing graduates, the University of Baguio’s School of Nursing recently convened a significant event that marked the beginning of a strengthened collaboration with its industry partners. The tripartite collaboration and review, which brought together academic institutions, healthcare facilities, and community representatives, aimed to align the nursing program with the ever-evolving demands of the nursing profession while fostering a symbiotic relationship between academia and industry.
UBian Graduate Attributes and the Nursing Profession’s Touchstone
The University of Baguio’s School of Nursing holds a strong commitment to nurturing not only skilled nursing practitioners but also well-rounded individuals who embody the institution’s core values. The institution’s emphasis on producing graduates with UBian graduate attributes – including professionalism, social responsibility, critical thinking, and effective communication – ensures that its nursing alumni are equipped not only with clinical competence but also with ethical and interpersonal skills crucial to holistic patient care.
In tandem with these attributes, the School of Nursing recognizes the significance of instilling the touchstones of the nursing profession in its graduates. These touchstones, which encompass qualities like empathy, cultural sensitivity, evidence-based practice, and lifelong learning, are integral to creating competent and compassionate nursing professionals who can navigate the complex healthcare landscape.
Harnessing Industry Expertise for Academic Excellence
The tripartite collaboration and review event provide a platform for the University of Baguio’s School of Nursing to leverage the expertise of its industry partners in enhancing the quality of nursing education. By involving reputable healthcare institutions such as the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) and the Cordillera Hospital of the Divine Grace (CHDG), the academic institution gains valuable insights into the current trends, challenges, and innovations in nursing practice.
Community engagement is also an integral part of this collaborative endeavor. The participation of Barangay Lucnab, as a representative of the local community, signifies the importance of addressing community healthcare needs and fostering a sense of responsibility among nursing graduates toward the areas they serve.
The recent tripartite collaboration and review event held by the University of Baguio’s School of Nursing mark a significant milestone in the institution’s journey towards excellence in nursing education. The attendance of key stakeholders, including BGHMC, CHDG, Barangay Lucnab, the Cordillera Society of Filipino Professional Individuals (CSFPI), alumni, the National Board of District Hospitals (NBDH), and the Baguio Educational Health Group (BeGH), underscores the commitment of both the academic and industry sectors in shaping the future of nursing education.
As this collaborative initiative gains momentum, it is expected to usher in a new era of nursing education that equips graduates with not only clinical skills but also the qualities that make for outstanding healthcare professionals. The tripartite meetings serve as a testament to the power of collective effort in advancing nursing education and, ultimately, improving the overall quality of patient care in the region.