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FMDS Gives Updates on Palliative Care Nursing thru Let’s Talk It Over (LTiO)

The Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) through the Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN) program, headed by Asst. Prof. Queenie R. Ridulme, Program Chair conducted the Let’s Talk it Over: Updates on Palliative Care Nursing on 06 July 2018 at the Seminar Room, College of Nursing, University of the Philippines Manila with livestreaming via

L-R: Asst. Prof. Queenie Ridulme (MAN Program Chair), Dr. Ayda G. Nambayan (Guest Speaker), Dr. Sheila Bonito (Dean, UP College of Nursing) and Asst. Prof. Rita C. Ramos (FMDS Secretary to the Faculty)

Dr. Primo G. Garcia, Dean of FMDS officially opened the program through a video message. Dr. Sheila R. Bonito, Dean of the UP Manila’s College of Nursing and also a regular faculty member under UPOU’s Diploma in/Master of International Health and Master of Arts in Nursing programs welcomed everyone who attended the lecture.

Dr. Ayda G. Nambayan (Guest Speaker) of The Ruth Foundation gives updates on Palliative care nursing in the Philippines

Dr. Ayda G. Nambayan, Training Consultant from The Ruth Foundation for Palliative and Hospice Care shared her expertise on topics about Palliative Care in Nursing, Palliative Care in the Philippines, Challenges and Opportunities, and Leadership and Research Opportunities in Palliative Care. According to Dr. Nambayan, the academe plays an important role in promoting palliative care nursing by incorporating it into the curriculum and adding more information on palliative and end-of-life care in books and other resource materials.

Staff and nurses from the Philippine General Hospital, Philippine Heart Center, College of Nursing of UP Manila, Major Danilo Atienza Air Base Hospital, and Master of Arts in Nursing students and alumni joined the LTiO as well as the discussion during the open forum.

The MAN program continues to conduct activities like LTiO to provide venue for providing information and updates in the field of nursing. JFDePasion-Guevarra


DMSW Comprehensive Exam

This is a gentle reminder for DMSW Comprehensive exam takers who finished all 39 units (MSW) and 33 units (DSW) last 1st semester AY 2018-2019. You should be enrolled for residency this 2nd semester before taking the exam on May 6, 8, and 10, 2019.

Please get in touch with the Program Chair as soon as possible or before May 1, 2019.

 FMDS Comprehensive Examination Dates (2nd semester 2018-2019)

Diploma in Social Work

  • Human Behavior & Social Environment Social Welfare Policies and Research (May 6, 2019)
  • Social Work Profession and Practice Social Agency , Leadership and Management (May 8, 2019)

Master of Social Work

  • Human Behavior & Social Environment Social Welfare Policies and Research (May 6, 2019)
  • Social Work Profession and Practice Social Agency, Leadership and Management (May 8, 2019)
  • Area of Specialization (May 10, 2019)

Master of ASEAN Studies (July 5, 2019)

Master of Arts in Nursing

  • Content (July 16, 2019)
  • Methodology (July 18, 2019)

Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management

  • General Field (May 29 , 2019)
  • Major Field (May 31, 2019)

Master of Public Management

  • General Field (May 28, 2019)
  • Public Policy and Program Administration (May 30, 2019)
  • Local Government and Regional Administration (LGRA) and Voluntary Sector Management (VSM) (June 1, 2019)

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