Three students from the Arellano University-International Nursing Program (AU-INP) will be transferring to AU’s partner schools abroad, either to Alderson Broaddus University ( ABU) in Philippi, West Virginia, USA or Edith Cowan University(ECU) in Perth, Western Australia to complete their final year for Bachelor of Science in Nursing. They underwent three years of rigorous academic training in Arellano University, Legarda Campus using an American-based curriculum. The students are Mary Ann P. Alcober, Christopher Ivan R. Bernabe and Darliza K. Nepomucino. They are expected to graduate in the school of their choice and become an American or Australian registered nurses by 2018.
Upon arriving in the school of their choice they will be assisted by Ms. Kimberly White, the Chair of the ABU School of Nursing, or by Prof. Tania Beament, ECU’s Director , International and Clinical as they go through orientation and acculturation program.
The International Nursing Program was officially launched in 2006 out of the strategic alliance between Arellano University and Alderson Broaddus University (then still a College), while the partnership with ECU was established in 2009. Students from the AU-INP have been transferring to ABU since 2009 , while those who went to ECU for their final year, since 2011.
The AU-INP is the only nursing program in the Philippines which was granted by the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines a Transnational Education permit for nursing. Applications for the program for School Year 2017-2018 are now being accepted.