Chantilly Mae C. Demasiado
"This degree will convey relevant facts on the constantly evolving health care delivery system as well as changes related to nursing roles, responsibilities and scope of practice in response to current evidence-based studies."
- Master of Science in Nursing – Texas A&M international University, 2017
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Holy Name University, Philippines, 2006
- Family Nurse Practitioner at Gastroenterology Center of Laredo
- Former Registered Nurse at Laredo Medical Center
- Former Clinical Instructor at CAN-CARE Caregiving Institute, Philippines
- Outstanding achievement in the MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner Program, 2017
- Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society Graduate student representative for Leadership connection research presentation in 2016, Indianapolis
- Recipient of Lamar Bruni Vergara Scholarship S.Y. 2015-2017
- Recipient of Laredo Medical Center Scholarship S.Y. 2015-2017
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In which online degree programs do you teach?
Which classes do you teach online?
NURN 3313: Transition to Professional Nursing, Didactic
Why did you start teaching?
Ever since I came to Laredo in 2008, the community has always been welcoming, warm and generous to me. In fact, staying in Laredo opened various opportunities for growth and professional development to me. I was able to obtain my master's degree in nursing with the help of scholarships coming from the community. I decided to start teaching since I felt like it is a good opportunity for me to give back the community's kindness and generosity by serving and helping shape some of Laredo's best professional nurses who will become instruments in providing the high quality, safe and patient-centered care that Laredoans deserve.
What types of projects and work do you typically assign for these courses?
Reflection paper, mission and goal statement paper, personal professional philosophy in nursing paper, ethics paper, professional resume
What do you want students in your courses to learn? What are the learning outcomes or objectives?
Upon completion of Transition to Professional Nursing course, I want my students to learn the ethical, legal and professional principles that underlie nursing and health care; develop and critically analyze their personal mission/goals as well as professional philosophy in nursing practice at the baccalaureate level; analyze the social, cultural, ethnic, spiritual, psychological and economic factors influencing the historical, contemporary and emerging roles of the professional nurse; and demonstrate the ability to express ideas in clear English using discipline-specific language and formatting.
What advice would you give to those considering this online program?
The transition to online learning from face-to-face is a challenge and requires some adjustments, and my goal is to make this transition a smooth and pleasant experience for you. In order to successfully complete this online course, we have to work together as a team. You, as an online learner must be proactive and be on top of your assigned tasks. Just like any face-to-face courses, this online course will require ample amount of time, effort and commitment.
How can this degree help students prepare for the challenges of the field?
The journey to become professional nurses starts during academic preparation. This course will academically prepare the learners and equip them with foundational knowledge related to professional nursing mission and goals; legal, professional, ethical and socio-political roles and responsibilities; healthcare delivery issues; and other essential applicable current evidence-based studies/practices, which is imperative as they face and resolve challenges on the actual nursing profession.
What is the value of this degree?
Transition to professional nursing course is valuable since it facilitates the student's entry to professional nursing practice. This degree will convey relevant facts on the constantly evolving health care delivery system as well as changes related to nursing roles, responsibilities and scope of practice in response to current evidence-based studies. Hence, this course can serve as a guide for students as they provide quality, safe and patient-centered care as professional nurses.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
"The 7 habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change" by Stephen R. Covey
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.
No one knows my favorite proverb verse: "Boast not thyself of tomorrow, for thou knows not what day may bring forth". This verse keeps me grounded and reminds me that everything in this world is temporary, and that I can lose everything in a blink of an eye. Therefore, I always want to be humble and help as much people as I can before I lose the opportunity to do it.