Founder & Chief Nurse

GREETINGS: A Heart-to-Heart Dedication

My sincerest greetings to you.

I would like to dedicate this Nursing Office to the memory of my parents, Oscar and Marcelina, from whom I learned about life; my colleagues who made me a professional nurse; my family and friends who gave me all the support to do the things I love, especially my children, Richard, Mary and Robert who have sacrificed and missed me so much; my husband Roberto, who parented my children in my absence; to my patients who have trusted me to care for them and from whom I have learned so much about life in its weakest moments; and foremost, my God who provides me the strength, courage and guidance to this path where any nurse fear to tread on their own for the fears of ridicule, jealousy, conflict and doubt.

 

To my FAMILY, Robert, Mary, Richard and wife,Katie, and my husband, Roberto

Curriculum Vitae

 

Myrna D Santos, MSN, RN

A Leader, Educator, Mentor and Nurse Advocate

Critical Care RN, Community & Public Health Nurse Advocate

 

Visions:

Promotion of a transformed culture of the Modern Nightingale

Resolution of the global nursing shortage

Taking care of nurses

Taking care of communities promoting community and public health

 

Mission:

To influence the transformation of the culture and lifestyle of nurses.

To transform healthcare through Nurse-Driven Healthcare Solutions: The Nurse is IN

 

Philosophy

I appreciate the dedication, passion and service of every nurse. I recognize their contribution to the global healthcare. I believe and support the individual and group efforts of nurses towards holistic life. I value all nurses and recognize the need to meet their basic needs: physical, spiritual, mental, social and financial so they can be freed of burden to unselfishly give service to the community.

I respect man’s dignity and autonomy toward the right to self-direction and self-preservation.

 

Education:

2004- 2006-- Master of Science in Nursing

              University of Phoenix Online

1971- 1976 –Bachelor of Science in Nursing

                 University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Experiences:

  • VANA Faculty (VA Nursing Academy and Pace University, NY)2010
  • Preceptor: Wagner College BSN Clinical ICU experience
  • Basic Life Support Program Manager
  • ACLS Instructor
  • Presenter – ICU Best Practice 2004 – Nursing Practice Committee for the Harbor
  • 1988 -present -Nurse Clinician ICU, New York Harbor Healthcare System
  • 1979 -1988 - Staff Nurse PACU, Mt Sinai Medical Center of Greater Miami
  • 1977 -1979 -Staff RN ICU- CCU, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

 

Entrepreneurial/ Special Projects:

Producer/Director:

Chief Nurse Executive:

The Nursing Office.Com

CEO/Founder:

Four Dragon Global Network, Inc.

Las Islas Filipinas.Org

Philippine Community Center Services for Aging

 Founder/ Executive Editor/ Publisher

 

Special Awards:

  • 2001 Recipient Suggestion Award, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 2002 Appreciation Award: Wagner College
  • 2003 Special Contribution Award – VA- NYHHS
  • 2010 Certificate of Appreciation (2010 Cultural Diversity Day) VA-NYHHS
  • 2010  National Winner, BAGNC Video Award: "A Day in the Life of a   Gerontological Nurse"
  • 2014  Service Award, Department of Veterans Affairs, NYHHS

Committees and Professional Organization:

  • Member - Philippine Nurses Association of America
  • Member -UAN – NYSNA NYC Chapter
  • Member- National Nurses in Business Association
  • Member-USTAA (University of Santo Tomas
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Board Member—Philippine Nurses Association of NY (2008-2011)
  • Board Member---Kalusugan Coalition, NY
  • Member-PPSEAWA (Pan Pacific Southeast Asian Women Association)2015-2016

Special Assignments

  • Publicist/Kinding Sindaw;  Bai a Labi Princess Potri Ranka Manis 
  • Photo Journalist
  • Writer/ Journalist/ Poet
  • Publicist/ Biographer: Dr. Zal Velez
  • Publicist/ Biographer: Kitty Lin
  • Publicist/Biographer: Consuelo Almonte
  • Publicist/Biographer: Marcos Panlilio
  • Publicist/Biographer: Lutgarda Resurreccion

Master Web Designer

Other Studies and Projects on Nursing

  • Exhibit: A Salute to the Philippines as a Nurse Nation providing nurses for the international community
  • Nurse Driven Healthcare Solutions
  • Redefining the Arts in Nursing: Intelligent Practice of Nursing Art & Science
  • Nurse Centered Approach to Evidence-Based Practice
  • The Theory of Self-Preservation in Nursing
  • Studies on providing clinical experiences to new graduates and non-practicing nurses returning to professional nursing practice
  • Nurses with Autistic Children: Bring In The Genius
  • The role of Ancestral Arts and Culture in Nursing
  • DOLORES: The Colors of Pain/Breaking through Pain
  • Nursing Chaplaincy and Ministry: Unfolding Human Nature to a Higher Conciousness
  • Financial Education Program for nurses
  • Strategies for the resolution of nursing shortage
  • Back to Back: A Safe Patient Handling
  • Promotion of health education and community health(Health Literacy)
  • Community Approach to Mental health
  • Increasing Nurses visibility in public and communities (Nurses Walk-the-Talk)
  • The Nurse is IN: A Model of Community and Public Health Delivery System
  • The Nurse is IN: A Business Model for Nurses
  • Extended Arts: Safe Haven for Creativity
  • Delivering a Culturally Competent Care
  • Emtional Intelligence: Non-Reactive Objectivity to a Unique Subject
  • Residency Program in Community and Public Health
  • Tracing the Dollars: Nursing Economics & Healthcare Cost

Collaborators:              

  • Corazon Gatchalian, CRNA, RN (Nurses Care: Ministry of Holy Eucharist)
  • Joy Abraham, NP, RN (TEA International)
  • Nilda Berguido, RN (Retired Fulbright Scholar)
  • Potri Ranka Manis Queano Nur, MA, RN (Kinding Sindaw; Kalusugan Coalition)
  • Senen Cabalfin, MSN, RN (Special Care Community Services)
  • Yolanda Nurse, MSA, RN
  • Herminigilda Sambajon, RN (Banig sa Bood Foundation)

 

CHALLENGES:

To mobilize nurses out of their comfort zones and embrace changes driven by a highly technical, multicultural, and corporate civilization of the twenty first century. Until then, I shall remain at the service of nurses and the community.
Thank you.

 

My SERVICES

  • One on One Strategic Planning
  • Community Organizing
  • Business Development
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Advocacy
  • Consultancy

 

INSPIRATIONS:

 

Clarita Miraflor Congratulations on your wonderful and impressive Nursing Office website. I am very proud of your accomplishments and in awe of your audacity, courage and spiritual drive to promote Nursing Office's Visions and Missions !! Take care:)

April 11, 2014 at 10:32pm

 

Sajid Khan (Author, "How to become wise") http://shar.es/1HWjQK,

"I am proud to know you" (Jan.23,2015)

 

The Producer's Profile

Born Myrna Dominguez from the Philippines, I graduated with Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, in 1976. I immigrated to the US in 1979 and worked as a staff nurse in Oncology at the Mt. Sinai Hospital, Miami Beach, Fl. I relocated to NY in 1988 and worked as an ICU staff nurse at the Brooklyn VA Medical Center up to the present. I graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix Online on September 11, 2006, through a scholarship program.

 

With thirty years of nursing background and association with nurses, I have determined their special needs.  I believe in the role of stress as one of the greatest factors that have affected not only their personal lives, but their professional practices as well. I designed a Self-Help and Stress Reduction Program and produces the NURSES SHOW LIVE! as a venue to give back to nursing and influence the profession I love so much. I also believe that holistic approaches to wellness should be lived by nurses before they can teach them and that they should be freed from any physical, mental, emotional, social, and financial elements before they can serve others unselfishly.

 

 

In the Company of Wise Men: My Mentors and Life Coaches

Dr. Prashant Shah, Scientist: Cybernetics/Chemist, Author, Guru,
Venilda G. Jaynal: "The Leader of Leaders"
Ludy Resurreccion, Teacher, Researcher, Community Organizer
Consuelo Almonte, a Champion for the Seniors
Dr. Sheela N.P., Kerala Center, Author, Teacher
Dr. Zal Velez, Author, Educator, Public Servant
Dr. Josie Velez, Public Relations
Ali Sajid Khan, Author: "How to Become Wise"
Nilda Berguido, RN, Fulbright Scholar and Paul Hartwell, MBA

GETTING in THERE

In HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS:Think Big,Think High,Think Global, Be Spiritual

My Collaborators

On Culturally Competent Care with Peter Szto
Marcos "Ping" Panlilio on Creativity
Convergence of Energies from Minority Women
Dr. Evelyn Badlon on The Nursing Annex
Joy Abraham, NP, RN on Medical Missions
Potri Ranka Queano NUR, MS, RN
Cynthia Margalit, MS, RN and Teresita Dunuan, BSN, RN

MY WIZZARD

MY TEACHER

Dr. Prashant S. Shah, Scientist, Teacher, Author

MY NEPHEWS