March 26, 2023

To establish camaraderie within the nursing department, the De La Salle Lipa (DLSL) College of Nursing (CON) and Lasallian League of Nurses (LLN) celebrated its annual Nurses’ Week last Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 in campus, after two years of being conducted online.

With a Harry Potter-themed celebration entitled “Nurses’ Wizardry Cup 2022”, each year level was sorted into houses with the first year students under House Ravenclaw, the second year as House Hufflepuff, third year as House Slytherin, and fourth year as House Gryffindor.

House Ravenclaw, first-year nursing students, play against house of Gryffindor, fourth-year nursing students, in Basketball Men (J.Brinosa).

This year’s event consisted of both online and face-to-face activities, such as webinars, quiz bee, team building, volleyball, basketball, and e-sports tournament, in which each house can earn “galleons” as points.

House Ravenclaw was hailed as the overall champion with 212,590 points. Meanwhile, House Hufflepuff ranked first runner-up with 171,165 points, followed by House Gryffindor with 154,920 points and House Slytherin with 131,445 points.

House Ravenclaw, first-year nursing students, plays at the 13th Station of the Goblet of Fire (C. Enriquez).

The team-building activity was called “Nurses’ Goblet of Fire” wherein students from different sections of the same year level were grouped and designated to stations around the campus to accomplish different types of activities where points earned were added to their respective house points.

In an interview with Lavoxa Online, Mariangela Lacerna, a first year nursing student, shared that the Nurses’ Week gave her the opportunity to get to know her fellow coursemates and realize her capability to approach and talk to people.

House Hufflepuff, second-year nursing students, participate in sack race (K. Castillo).

“The activities that were provided are not just for us to enjoy, but to learn as well. It [Nurses’ Week] also improved [our] critical thinking and communication skills. Tinulungan din ako nito upang ma-improve ang aking physical and mental health upang […] mas magampanan ko ang tungkulin ko bilang isang nurse in the future,” said Lacerna.

Meanwhile, Kristine Jacinto, CON Governor and one of the organizers, told Lavoxa that it was surreal to celebrate Nurses’ Week inside the campus and see how much everyone has grown physically and socially. 

“As an organizer, things may be challenging but seeing the excitement and joy in the eyes of the students, [our] sacrifices and efforts really paid off,” said Jacinto.

Moreover, she added that despite the number of challenges they encountered during the event proper, they were able to resolve them through proper communication and assistance from the dean and professors.

The 82 newly registered nurses from De La Salle Lipa College of Nursing of November 2022 (Photo from DLSL SG-College of Nursing).

Nurses’ Week 2022 ended with an awarding ceremony also recognizing the 82 DLSL passers of the recently concluded November 2022 Nursing Licensure Examination (NLE). 

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Article by: Jazmine Bustamante and Helena Martinez