A Brand new day! to all my beloved and fellow Thomasian Nurses, wherever you are in the world!
The famous poet and philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson who believed in the inherent goodness of people and nature stated, “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
Ronaldo Verian, MOH, MPH(c), BSN, RN, PHN
The goal of this mission are to provide free medical, dental and surgical consultation and treatment as well as cataract screening and surgery to the underserved and underprivileged communities in the island of Siquijor, Philippines. We also plan to construct a toilet for students with disabilities at the Siquijor Integrated School.
Siquijor is a 5th class island province with 6 municipalities in the Philippines. Based on the 2020 census, the island has a population of 103,393. Siquijor has a high infant and maternity mortality rate, growing malnutrition rate, poor dental health, inadequate screening and laboratory facilities, insufficient medical supplies and antiquated equipment. The province also lack trained healthcare professionals to perform life saving measures and care for the critically ill. Sea transportation is challenging due to its topographical location and weather conditions. Sometimes, it is very difficult to transport patients to a higher level of care via the sea outside the province for further management
USTNAI is committed to making the Alay ng Puso sa Siquijor Mission a success by providing our Kababayans quality care and treatment with highly skilled volunteers. Time is needed to prepare for mission assignment. Therefore, we would like to invite interested healthcare professionals to volunteer and register before September 30, 2022 or while volunteer slots are still available. Volunteers may bring pediatric vitamins, school supplies and/or candies if they wish to be distributed to the children of Siquijor.
The Power of Dreaming and Believing
SOLIDARITY RUN 2022
The AmazonSmile Program supports USTNAI
The AmazonSmile program has the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping as the Amazon you know. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to USTNAI when you shop at no fees and no extra cost to you.
Choose to start your shopping for the same products, same prices, same services at smile.amazon.com or with AmazonSmile turned ON in the Amazon Shopping app on your mobile phone.
Use this link when you shop at smile.amazon.com
UST COLLEGE OF NURSING OFFICIALLY CELEBRATED 75TH DIAMOND JUBILEE
On February 10, 2021 the UST College of Nursing launched the yearlong celebration of the its 75th Anniversary. It started with a Holy Mass celebrated by its Regent, Father Julius Paul Factora '95. It was attended by alumni worldwide as it was streamed live on Facebook. In his sermon, he described the qualities of Thomasian nurses that separate them from others. Not only that Thomasian nurses are equipped with knowledge and skills but what is different is in the area of compassion from the...
USTNAI Solidarity Fun Run 2021
USTNAI is a non-profit organization by virtue of its charitable programs. It is the goal of USTNAI to collaborate with other nursing, professional and community organizations through outreach programs geared towards health promotion, disease prevention and health care support to those who need it, who have limited access to it, and to those who cannot afford it. We cannot meet our goal without the generosity and assistance of other individuals and organizations. Thus, our combined resources make our efforts go even further. We truly appreciate the support to help our mission. Together, we can provide the much needed medical, surgical and dental services as well as humanitarian outreach to the underprivileged, underserved and the most vulnerable individuals, groups and communities.