I was born in Cabanatuan City, Philippines. I am a graduate of Wesleyan University Philippines, Cabanatuan City. I worked at NY Presbyterian Hospital for 15 years as an ICU nurse and HMWH for 15 years, a float nurse for seven years in all departments except OR, and presently working at the cath lab for the last eight years as an RN III, Preceptor, member of Shared Governance Awards and Recognition Committee and Magnet Council Committee.
What do you love about the profession of nursing?
I love my profession as a nurse because it is the profession that never stops me from giving my assistance and blessings to all our patients and family members we meet every day and have the opportunity to empower my co-workers to develop their skills and talents and be excellent in what they do in their profession and give me inner peace when I cried with them and support them physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Who has impacted you and why (professional or personal or both)?
My two eldest sisters were both nurses and so loveable and caring sisters when I was growing up, and Mother Teresa of Calcutta dedicated her whole life to love, charity, and service.
What makes you get up and do something every day?
To start my day with prayers and thanksgiving.
Why do you belong to an association like the PNA NH?
PNANH gives me opportunities to attend their free educational programs, develop my leadership skills, meet new people, network and serve different communities.
What do you do for fun?
Dancing, singing, playing guitar, and traveling.
Where and what do you want to be in 3 years?
Working at home like my husband to save money and gas.
Anything that you want to share about yourself, family, pets, etc., that may surprise others?
So proud of our two loving children: JP, who is a petroleum engineer, and KC, who just graduated from her master's of social work in Hawaii, presently reviewing for her board exam and was granted an award for Fulbright Foreign scholarship.in Korea. We have a dog named Strawberry who loves to be with my mom all the time coz my mom loves to share her foods with her ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner ).
What does being bold and unstoppable mean to you?
I am brave and confidently beautiful! I believe that I can achieve all the goals set upon me because I am the child of God that will not stop doing wonderful and great things through the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit!