WNU incorporates VITAL to Nursing Curriculum

BACOLOD CITY -- West Negros University (WNU) does its best to improve the quality of education of their valued-WESNECANS.

It will incorporate Virtual Integrated Teaching and Laboratory (VITAL) in its curriculum for the Nursing Course.

VITAL has been introduced by Health Care Advantage Institute which is intended for Nurses and Allied Healthcare professionals and undergraduates.

Mr. Armand Del Rosario, President of Health Care Institute has introduced VITAL to WNU and they agreed to include this to the Nursing curriculum of the university.

Through this VITAL, a virtual simulation-based training will be made available to WNU Nursing students.

The global trend among health care institutions including the Philippines is to adapt an approach to patients which is based on international standards. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) is the leading accreditation body of health care organization within the United States. Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA), a division of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), is the largest accrediting body for health care organizations outside the U.S.A. Both bodies mandate that staff of JCAHO and JCIA accredited institutions be intelligent on their standards and practice in caring for their patients. To achieve optimal performance, the professional must be possessing impeccable cognitive, technical and behavioral skills of this international-based standards and practice.

Health Care Advantage Institute has comprehensive training curricula which incorporate simulation-based training on human performance in both basic and high- risk domains with the standard and practice of the JCIA as its framework. It focuses on improving quality health care delivery and ensuring a safe environment for patients and staff through knowledge and skills-based competencies. 

Participants carry out and exponentially refine their skills using the facility’s state-of-the-art equipments and lifelike mannequins. 

The constructive environment allows the learners to work at their own pace in convincingly replicated clinical settings without undue pressure from multiple factors like fear of committing errors from lack of knowledge and mastery of skills. “As you make a journey to perfection, HCAI’s team of dedicated and competent instructors and staff will guide you every step of the way. HCAI is the gateway to global competitiveness. Take the Nursing profession to the next level.”

Dr. Helen Villarico-Correa, WNU Acting Dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Services, said that this will advance the teaching methods and fast track strategies in coordination with HCAI which will assist future nurses through the actual hands-on on the state-of-the-art facilities. She initiated the latest Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) visit to upgrade the quality of nursing education of the university.

Mr. Jay Reuben A. Delfin, WNU Skills Laboratory Supervisor is an Expat with a mission. He worked as a nurse in the United States with concentration in real-time hospital equipment. His broad experience in different modern machines and instrumentations made him a much valued resource person in the hospitals of El Paso, Texas. With the dawn of the high technology-driven hospital facilities during the early 1980’s, he was already at the forefront of operating the said equipments in Texas’ Providence Memorial Hospital.

Moreover, this is this first university in Western Visayas to have VITAL in its curriculum including the state-of-the-art equipment now at WNU, said Mr. Del Rosario.

This is a step in the right direction for WNU, said Dr. Correa.