Congratulations to John Patrick Balaoing who was awarded the Dean of Health Sciences Award for Outstanding Teaching in Professional Practice
Mr John Patrick Balaoing, School of Nursing & Midwifery Recipient
John Balaoing was nominated by a student who praised him for how he breaks down information, explaining nursing procedures in very simple, understandable language. He encourages students to ask as many questions as possible, creating an engaging and thought-provoking student-centred learning environment. He is a dedicated, patient-focused nurse who leads students by example.
“This nurse was the best preceptor I have been allocated to in my three years of nursing. He encouraged me to work on my own initiative, always explaining his rational throughout. He is an amazing nurse and the best nursing teacher I have encountered.”
John Patrick Balaoing is a Student Nurse Preceptor in the Intensive Care Unit in Tallaght Hospital. Prior to this he was a Staff Nurse in the Surgical I.C.U. / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit of Capitol Medical Centre in the Philippines. John obtained his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Capitol Medical Centre Colleges in 2008.