Due to the present restrictions on mass gathering caused by the pandemic, Bicol University College of Nursing (BUCN) celebrated the 47th Founding Anniversary via Facebook last July 9, 2020.
With the theme, “Health Crises Ready: Nurturing Competent Global Nurses through Years of Excellence” the online video celebration commenced with an opening message by BUCN Dean Dr. Bernadita A. Palacio followed by another message from BU President Arnulfo M. Mascarinas.
Afterwards, an inspirational message was delivered by the newly appointed Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) International, Inc. Director for Global Standards Dr. Jasper Toralbo who is a BU Alumnus as well.
Representing the students of nursing students, Interim BUCN College Student Council (CSC) President Jave Andrae Lotivio delivered a message followed by a closing remarks by BUCN Associate Dean Dr. Jean Annette S. Ibo.
The online celebration continued in the afternoon and started with the reading of the BUCN student’s comments and online greetings. To realize the efforts of the unsung heroes, especially the medical forces fighting against the pandemic, a video presentation was shown focusing on the theme of this year’s founding anniversary.
The celebration concluded by showing art works and exhibits created by BUCN students with the segment, “Nursing is an Art and Science of Caring.”