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Rita C. Ramos1 and Mary Joan Therese C. Valera2
1University of the Philippines Open University 2University of the Philippines Manila – College of Nursing
ScientificTracks Abstracts: J Nurs Care
Rita Ramos is an Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies in the UP Open University and the current Program Chair of the Master of Arts in Nursing, UP Open University. She finished her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from San Juan De Dios College. She obtained her Master of Arts in Nursing from the University of the Philippines Manila. Her research interests include Item Response Theory; Classical Test Theory; tool validation; motivation in distance education; achievement goals in education; self-regulation; clinical learning environment; dignified dying; and aggression. Sheis taking her PhD in Educational Psychology, major in Quantitative Methods in De La Salle University Manila, currently on dissertation writing. Mary Joan Therese Valera is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Communications degree in the University of the Philippines Open University. She has a Master in Public Health degree in 2007, with specialty in Health Promotion and Education, and a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree in 1991 from the University of the Philippines Manila (UPM). Her nursing career started in 1992, when she worked as staff nurse in the adult medical-surgical ward of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH). In 1996, she was invited by the UPM College of Nursing (UPM-CN), and joined their roster of faculty that same year in June. She served as research assistant in the Adult Health Section of Medical Research Unit, and the National Poison Management and Control Center of the Philippine General Hospital, the National University Hospital in the Philippines from December, 1999 to April, 2003. Prof Valera has authored several researches on fall risks of the older persons, and poisoning in the community. She has co-authored researches on nursing students’ core competencies, registered nurses in the Philippines’ hospital and public health competencies, and clinical learning environment of student nurses. She has been presenting the results of her researches in European and Asian countries.
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