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Nurses Survival 101: Financial Fitness and Entrepreneurship
April 22, 2012

By: Deva Christine T. Tojong

Ever heard of the adage, “nursing and numbers often don’t mix?” Apparently, it’s the opposite.

Last July 23rd, the VNAA (Velez College Alumni Association) sponsored the 3rd Annual Liliosa Lumbab Memorial Lecture at the Cebu City Sports Complex. The graduating batch from the College of Nursing had served part of the audience along with Velezian alumni dating back to Class ’76. The event was in line with the late Dean Liliosa Lumbab whose ideals aimed to produce globally competitive nurses. Nurses per se who are particularly flexible with whatever task that is given of them.

In response to this, the speakers during the seminar were those gifted with an astute analytical sense of dealing with money. Mr. Dino Estorgio, from IMG (International Marketing Group), fulfilled the conditions by citing various solutions to change the marketing world. Another had been Ms. Nicole Acriche who is from batch 2008 and founder of Bullyshanty, expressed her sentiments with the ups-and-downs of starting a personal business. There had also been Mr. Fritz Climaco, an alumnus whose 3-business venture opened a door for numerous opportunities. And lastly, Mr. Eric Hugh Vincent Lim, also a nursing graduate who shared how he faces financial challenges as he juggles his being the assistant branch manager of SM. Overall, the affair was a success. One in which students bear witness to yet another strategic option of opting for entrepreneurship but still applying the values and skills of an excellent nurse.

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