Araullo University bags “The Battle of Nightingales 2023” tilt

Araullo University of Cabanatuan City was crowned champion in the “Battle of the Nightingales 2023” organized by Metro Pacific Health along with Sacred Heart Hospital of Malolos and Central Luzon Doctor’s Hospital. Pictured (From left) Paulo Vincent Torres, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Sacred Heart Hospital-Malolos; Leah Primitiva Paquiz, Board of Nursing-Professional Regulation Commission; Rosenda Jaramillo, Coach; Shane Irish Pascual; Angelo Adaoag; Paul Anthony de Guzman; Ryan Esperon, Coach and Adrian Medina, Operations Manager and HR Director of Central Luzon Doctor’s Hospital. Photo by: ERICK SILVERIO
Araullo University of Cabanatuan City was named the overall champion in the First Central Luzon’s “Battle of the Nightingales 2023” held at SM City San Fernando in Pampanga on Friday, August 25, 2023.
Representing the Araullo University are Shane Irish Pascual, 4th-year; Paul Anthony de Guzman, 2nd-year and Angelo Adaoag, 3rd-year where they received P20,000 cash and P100,000 scholarship each.
The Battle of the Nightingales was launched in collaboration with Metro Pacific Health along with the Sacred Heart Hospital of Malolos and Central Luzon Doctor’s Hospital.
Thirty nursing students from ten universities and colleges in Central Luzon participated and tested their skills in the recently concluded competition.
Among the schools that participated in the said competition are Bulacan State University (BulSU), Centro Escolar University-Malolos Campus, Central Luzon Doctor’s Hospital – Educational Institution, Inc., Columban College, Good Samaritan Colleges, Guagua National Colleges, Inc., Holy Angel University, System Plus – College Foundation and Tarlac State University.
Battle of the Nightingales winners: Champion-Araullo University; 2nd Place-Tarlac State University and 3rd Place-Centro Escolar University. Photo by ERICK SILVERIO
Tarlac State University was the 2nd-Placer represented by Bryan Gopez, 3rd-year; Lean Gelomy Raiz, 3rd-year and Andrea Gelle Gemicah Turaray, 3rd-year while Centro Escolar University-Malolos City was led by Ma. Celina Angela Singca, 3rd-year; Jenina Odiada, 4th-year and Renz Kenneth de Guzman, 4th-year.
According to Paulo Vincent Torres, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Sacred Heart Hospital of Malolos, the Battle of the Nightingales” quiz bee aims to help strengthen the nursing excellence image of Metro Pacific Health (MPH) and display the highest standards in nursing practice and patient care.
“The quiz bee, dubbed as Project Nightingale: Overview, is an initiative of Sacred Heart Hospital of Malolos, in celebration of its 55th year founding anniversary on Sept. 1 being one of the oldest and the leading private hospitals in providing quality medical care to Bulakenyos. Metro Pacific Health which partially owns the hospital is now one of the largest group of hospitals in the country,” said Torres.
Metro Pacific Health recognizing the importance of the “Battle of the Nightingales” project has decided to carry out the nationwide roll-out of the project across MPH hospitals this 2023.
According to Anabelle Estrella, Assistant Marketing head of Sacred Heart Hospital, Araullo University will compete to represent Region 3 in the BOTN National Championship scheduled on October 20 in Metro Manila.
BOTN 2023 aims to promote public awareness and appreciation of the nursing profession by highlighting the important role of a nurse in health care.
This will also encourage top nursing graduates to work in their chain hospital and retain the best nursing talent with a comprehensive recruitment and retention strategy.
Metro Pacific Health, was established in 2007 and now has 21 chains of hospitals nationwide.
“The BOTN encourages professional synergy and the exchange of knowledge and best practices through the professional collaborations forged by the project,” according to the MPH.
The competition mechanics are two rounds, Preliminary Round and Final Round where the top 3 teams in the Preliminary Round will face each other in the Final Round.
Holy Angel University and System Plus – College Foundation are among the five universities and colleges that entered the Final 5.