Feature: Riverside College Niches for World Demand in Health Care Training (1)
In the development of its world market niche, Riverside College is not a "small fry in a big pond" but an industry leader continuously running on mostpowerful gear in responding to changing times and world demand for its graduates as HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS not just in the field of nursing.
While it is true that Filipino families had regarded Riverside College since its inception in 1954 as a nursing school, its President Samuel Lee explained that as a HEALTH CARE INSTITUTION, only "a third" of its present population is enrolled in nursing, six "Baccalaureate", nine certificate health care courses are offered plus diploma in midwifery and Master in Nursing program.
Riverside College therefore is a health care institution "with vast and varied offerings to develop its enrollees become HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS," (nursing is included) with facilities and laboratories considered state-of-the-art for students’ hands on training and is an integral part of the entire Dr. Pablo Torre Memorial Hospital for "actual learning experience".
Issues were raised during a conference last Friday, August 10 with Riverside College President Samuel Lee, Vice President for Administration Maria "Baba" Puy-Torre and Vice President for Academic Affairs Elsa Streegan.
As earlier reported by Negros Daily Bulletin, Riverside College now is a satellite center of "Washington Post owned and Newsweek sister company" ICSEC-Kaplan, a world leader in various test preparation programs for those intending to enter the United States of America.
ICSEC-Kaplan Center Director Jonalyn Lim who joined the conference last Friday presented their capability to prepare graduates of courses offered by Riverside College that has a migration-qualifying tests components; ICSEC-Kaplan’s test preparation program is complete, exclusively designed tests materials are readily available to Nurses, Doctors, Dentist, Physical Therapists, Teachers, Graduate Students, Professionals, College Students, among others.
Signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with ICSEC-Kaplan, Riverside College clearly curved its world market niche towards quality assurance "in propelling a force in sending its students for higher educational and professional practice."
The MOA with ICSEC-Kaplan substantiates the Riverside College vision, "to be at the forefront of quality education, responsive community services and relevant research and become a key provider of leaders and professionals in the country and the world."*
(Tomorrow: Riverside College and the command of the English Language)