St. Paul University Philippines




Caritas Christi urget nos!

(by: Geevee Ventula)

SPUP’s College of Nursing (of the School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences) has succesfully completed this year’s educational and cultural immersion and exposure in international nursing practices in Banjarmasin City, Indonesia. Held on January 13-29, 2018, the said endeavour was made possible through SPUP’s collaborative partnership with Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Sari Mulia (Sari Mulia School of Health Sciences).

The SPUP delegation was headed by Mrs. Girlie Jordan (Clinical Instructor) and 11 Nursing Students The student-nurses were Abigail L. Villasin, Anne Marrey F. Ibarra, Christine Ivy J. Sibal, Claire Ann C. Balintad, Ezra Angeli C. Joaquin, Grezza Joi J. Leaño, Kristine Klein G. Sagun, Kristin Joie T. Castillo, Leah Marie T. Serador, James Anthonee G. Palattao, and Geevee N. Ventula (Saint Pio of Pietrelcina - Batch 2019).

During the program, the said student-nurses underwent hospital immersion in the different wards in RSUD Dr. H. M. Ansari Saleh, the biggest government hospital in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. They also had psychiatric nursing exposure at BLUD Rumah Sakit Jiwa Sambang Lihum and community immersion at Sungai Lulut, a community in East Banjarmasin City.

Besides from hospital duties, the students also had a short course in Bahasa Indonesia; team building activities with the students of Sari Mulia School of Health Sciences; tour at Rumah Sakit Suaka Insan and STIKES Suaka Insan, a hospital and nursing school run by the SPC Sisters; tour at Rumah Sakit Sari Mulia; and city tour at the famed Siring Menara Pandang (Watch Towers), Patung Bekantan, Pasar Terapung (Floating Market) and Pasar Intan (Diamond Market) Martapura. They also had an opportunity to demonstrate the conduct of a case presentation to the students of STIKES Sari Mulia and showcased Philippine culture and traditions through a cultural show. A tour in Jakarta, Indonesia concluded the immersion program.

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