By Ian Zane T. Esparaga | April 9, 2021
Silliman University College of Nursing (SUCN) is awaiting the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) arrival on April 15 for their resumption of limited face-to-face classes.This was confirmed by SUCN Officer-In-Charge and Level I coordinator, Kathleah Caluscusan, and SUCN Governor, Girlie Rosales.
“A certain personnel from CHED and perhaps from DOH will be coming on campus to inspect our facilities to check if we are ready for a limited face-to-face modality,” HRD Manager, Atty. Joshua Ablong told.
According to Rosales, some instructors have already formulated a schedule if ever the limited face-to-face classes push through.
“We’re all reliant on the CHED’s visit before we make more moves and announcements,” she said.
As a medical and allied health student, Rosales believed that the limited face-to-face set-up is the best option for medical and allied health courses.
“As of the effectiveness of this set-up, I’m not too sure. It’s one of those things where we’ll cross the bridge when we get there. However, it is the best option we have in order to gain some hands-on practice.”
The limited face-to-face classes shall only be restricted to five students at a time in a classroom or laboratory depending on the room capacity as well as the varying sizes of year level with greater population to observe the minimum health protocols set by the Department of Health. Proper scheduling, disinfection, and other preparations of the rooms are all part of the process.
Rosales also reiterated the preparation made by the college.
“Our department is equipped with materials such as basic PPEs which includes gloves, masks, face shields, etc. However, students are encouraged to also provide for themselves,” Rosales shared.
Surveys were sent out to the students in regards to their living situations. During the SUCN parent’s orientation on the overview of the guidelines for limited face-to-face classes last month, the college highly encouraged the students to stay in the university dormitories to avoid public exposure and contamination.
Meanwhile, tWS tried to reach out to SUCN Dean, Dr. Theresa Guino-o regarding the said issue but according to Officer-in-charge, Kathleah Caluscusan, Guino-o is attending to some health concerns as of the moment.
“As the OIC for this week, I’ve been attending to our emergent concerns with regards to our health status in the college. I’m praying for everyone’s safety,” Asst. Prof. Caluscusan said in an email.