Sachi Grace Logmao

With the approval of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Lucena City Local Government Unit (LGU), Maryhill College, College of Nursing (CON) has started its limited face-to-face classes on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Dr. Mary Rose M. Cabangon, HED Dean, and Dr. Ariel V. Pabelonia, Dean of CON mentioned that sufficient measures and preparations are followed to meet the requirements of CHED and to ensure the safe conduct of the on-site classes.

“All of the heads of Maryhill College prepared all the necessary precautions and requirements to implement the face-to-face class of nursing,” Dr. Cabangon said.In total, forty (40) students were allowed to join the said limited face-to-face classes.

Four (4) classrooms, with ten (10) students each, are used to accommodate the said student nurses.

The student nurses attending in-person classes are also reminded to observe the minimum health standards set by the approving body – which includes wearing of the appropriate clinical attire, use of alcohol, and social distancing.

On the said day, the CHED conducted an on-site inspection. “Masaya po dahil as a student nurse, hindi naman po kami pare-parehas ng environment na ginagalawan. Yung iba naman ay walang study table kaya masaya kaming nakabalik na ng school,” Nicole Leovido, BSN 4th year student.

Over 60 higher education institutions nationwide that offer medical and allied health programs have been approved by CHED to conduct limited face-to-face classes.