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Four research works from Foundation University College of Nursing recently qualified for the paper presentations at the International Conference of Nurses 8 (ICONS 8) on November 23 at Marco Polo Hotel and Residences, Cebu City.

The 4 research papers with corresponding authors are as follows:

• A Study of Nurses’ Empathy in Three Departments at the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (Gene Mary Grace D. Porol, April Gold V. Arado, Bleazel Maude A. Baste, Yesa Caira C. Catacutan, Edna O. Hogue, Hannie Grace L. Salaga and Ivory B. Velez)
• Perceived Teaching Effectiveness of Clinical Instructors in Selected Colleges of Nursing in Negros Oriental (John Robert D. General)
• The Study Habits Among Student Nurses in Selected Schools in Dumaguete City
​(Francis Adrian V. Palalon, Shalou O. Bendanillo, Joana O. Cornelio, Camilla Anne C. ​Hermoso, Mercy C. Kwemoi, Suzmita Faith C. Talamera)
• The Lived Experience of Formal Caregivers Caring for Non-Relative Patients
​(Genevieve D. Chavez, Joilyn Abjelina, Chierelyn T. Albino, Nona Ruth Eniego,
​Cherry Mae D. Nalam, Lara Quinamot, Lover Dawn B. Toledo)

The International Conference of Nurses 8 (ICONS 8) aims to provide a forum for presentation of evidence-based nursing researches that are relevant to the call of the times. It also aims to create an atmosphere of academic sharing on the current and emerging trends in the aspect of nursing care and to promote collaboration and linkages among academic institutions offering nursing education within the archipelago and abroad.

Foundation University recognizes the importance of research work that is relevant to the need of the times especially in the aspect of healthcare as an essential factor towards nation-building.