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ASU-BSN holds face-to-face classes
The long wait is over for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing of Aklan State University as limited face-to-face classes commenced today, Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at the Nursing Arts Laboratory at ASU Banga Campus.
Fifteen Level IV students attended their Related Learning Experience classes in the morning while another 14 were scheduled in the afternoon.
“The moment I set foot on the premises of the university… did give me a nostalgic feeling of the traditional mode of instructions. After a year of learning via online platforms, we now had face-to-face instruction, which to consider as an essential aspect of our nursing education, especially for our [nursing] skills,” Arje Lans Andrade, BSN Level IV-1, said.
“I’m very grateful to our teachers because they made face-to-face classes possible while maintaining the maximum health protocols,” Deanne Legaspi Chu, another Level IV Nursing student said.
Donning their violet Protective Personal Equipment including face masks, face shield, and gloves, BSN Level IV-1 students watched and listened as their Clinical Instructors conduct skills demonstration on various topics.
“We can now explain well and demonstrate to our students how to properly perform nursing procedures because technology may not be enough to inculcate the learnings to our students,” Ms. Jemalyn R. Marcelino, one of the Clinic Instructors said.
Return demonstration is scheduled for Wednesday, November 3.
The said batch of students will report to school for four days; two days for skills laboratory and two days for RLE simulations.
After their face-to-face classes, they will spend the next 10 days at home for online classes and modular activities.
Next week, another batch of Level IV students will report following the same setup.
Meanwhile, the BSN Level 3 will start their face-to-face classes on November 16.
The Commission on Higher Education Region 6 earlier granted the application of Aklan State University for limited face-to-face classes for the BSN Program after finding the university’s retrofitting preparations compliant in all areas.
The Certificate of Authority was issued on October 15 and takes effect from October 18, 2021, to August 12, 2022.
Led by its 1st Woman President, Dr. Emily M. Arangote, ASU is one of the few HEIs in Aklan and Western Visayas to be granted a permit to hold face-to-face classes.
By Jonell S. Gregorio | Information Officer, ASU-Banga

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