Asst. Prof. Marica G. Estrada, RN, PhD, of the College of Nursing won the Best Paper Award (Health Category) in the recently concluded 1st International Conference on the Development of Economy, Society, Environment and Health, held from July 23-24, 2015, at the Thailand Science Park Convention Center in Ransit, Thailand.
Estrada’s paper, “What it takes to succeed in the Philippine Nursing Licensure Examinations (PNLE): A retrospective qualitative inquiry on the journey of Thomasian Board Topnotchers” identified themes to understand the behavioral constructs of board topnotchers and reveal the attributes of a Professional Thomasian Nurse Identity. The paper was co-authored by Mrs. La Arnie Lazalita and Ms. April Joy M. Gascon.
Estrada bested twelve others in the category to bring home the prestigious award.