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MONINA HERNANDEZ, MN (Hons), PGDipHsc, PGCertTT, BSN, RN, RM

PROFILE

Monina is an experienced educator, writer, clinical nurse specialist for infection prevention and control and nurse-midwife. Her nursing career spans more than 24 years in two countries. She is passionate about dignity for all, social justice and democracy through collective action. She advocates for equitable health service, patient safety, safe staffing, living wage, jobs for new grads, effective workforce planning and ethical nurse recruitment.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Year Position

October 2016 to present

Lecturer at the School of Nursing, College of Health, Massey University

2012 to September 2016 * Clinical Nurse Specialist in Infection Prevention and Control for the Medical Services, Adult Rehabilitation and Health of Older People Services, Women’s Health Services and District Nurses, Counties Manukau Health, Auckland

* Hand hygiene Gold Auditor Trainer since 2013 – validated by Hand Hygiene New Zealand

2010 to 2012 Proficient High-risk postpartum ward nurse/neonatal ICU nurse, Middlemore Hospital, Counties Manukau Health, Auckland
2006 to 2009 Director and National Lecturer for the Philippine Nurse Licensure Examination Review, Centre for Excellence in Nursing Education, Manila, Philippines
1999 to 2007 Faculty Member (Lecturer), University of the Philippines Manila College of Nursing and part-time faculty member in other colleges – Makati Medical Centre College of Nursing (2004-2006) and San Beda College, College of Nursing (2003-2005)
2005 to 2009 Practising Nurse-Midwife (practise linked-with university position), Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital and Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines
1994 to 1999 Community health nurse and health and human rights advocate affiliated with various peoples’ organisations in the Philippines
1992 to 1994 Education and Services Officer for Philippine Youth Health Program, Manila, Philippines

 EDUCATION

Year Degree Earned Institution Awards
2016 Master of Nursing

(Hons) Major in Advanced Nursing

University of Auckland, ·         Second Class Honours (First Division)
2016

 

Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching Massey University
2013 Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences with Merit, University of Auckland ·         First in the Course Award for Evidence-based Nursing and Implementation (Nursing 746)
2013 Certificate of Proficiency– Research Methods in Nursing and Health University of Auckland
1992 Bachelor of Science in Nursing University of the Philippines Manila §  Most Outstanding Student of the University of the Philippines Manila in 1991

§  Most Outstanding Student of the University of the Philippines Manila College of Nursing in 1992

 LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION

2010

Nursing Council of New Zealand

Registered Nurse – General and Obstetric Nursing

2005 Board of Midwifery, Philippine Professional Regulatory Commission Registered Midwife – 8th Placer – Philippine Midwifery Licensure Examination (out of 2,063)
1993 Board of Nursing, Philippine Professional Regulatory Commission Registered Nurse

 MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES, ADVISORY BOARDS

Year Type

2016

Advisory Group Member, Safer Nursing 24/7 Advisory Board, New Zealand

2015 President, Filipino Nurses’ Association of New Zealand, Incorporated
2013 Member, New Zealand Nurses’ Organization Infection Prevention and Control College
2010 Leader Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing
2009 Member, New Zealand Nurses’ Organization
2009 Member Author, Philippine National Book Development Board
2008 Member, Mother and Child Nurses Association of the Philippines (MCNAP)
2005 Member, Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines (IMAP)
2004 – 2006 Associate Editor and member of the Editorial Board, Philippine Journal of Nursing (PJN), Philippine Nurses’ Association (PNA)
1998 Lifetime Member, Philippine Nurses’ Association

 OTHER HONOURS AND AWARDS

Year Type
2016 Regional Service Award – NZNO Greater Auckland Region
2016 Filipino-Kiwi Hero Award for a Health Professional, Auckland, New Zealand
2016 Senior Nurse portfolio re-validated at Counties Manukau Health on April, 2016
2013 Senior Nurse with portfolio validated at Counties Manukau District Health Board on December, 2013
2013 Gold Auditor Trainer validated by Hand Hygiene New Zealand on April 2, 2013
2012 Competent Gold Auditor validated by Hand Hygiene New Zealand on 4th September
2011 Proficient Registered Nurse with portfolio validated at Counties Manukau District Health Board on October 26, 2011
2005 8th Placer – Philippine Midwifery Licensure Examination taken on April 12 and 13 (out of 2063 examinees)
2004 University of the Philippines Manila Chancellor’s Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Demonstration of Cooperation and Work Ethics as Member of the Community Health and Development Program Committee
2004 Most Outstanding Teacher Award given by the Village Council of Nagcarlan, Laguna, Philippines
1999 University of the Philippines Manila College of Nursing Alumni Association Special Advocacy Work Award
1992 Most Outstanding Student of the University of the Philippines Manila College of Nursing
1991 Most Outstanding Student of the University of the Philippines Manila
RESEARCH

AS MAIN INVESTIGATOR: Impact of CAUTI Education Package on Nurses’ Knowledge and Practices

Master’s thesis, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Supervisors: Dr. Anna King and Lisa Stewart

Available online at: https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/handle/2292/28310?show=full

AS MAIN INVESTIGATOR: The Effects of 70% Isopropyl Alcohol, Plain Normal Saline Solution and Sterile Water on Umbilical Cord Separation, May 2003

PUBLICATIONS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
  • Gesmundo, M. (2016). Enhancing Nurses’ Knowledge on Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Prevention. Kai Tiaki Nursing Research, 7(1), 32-40.
OTHER TYPES OF PUBLICATIONS
  • Gesmundo, M., King, A. & Stewart, L. (2016, October/November). Prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Nursing Review. 15-18.
  • Gesmundo, M. (2016). How Many IQNs Would New Zealand Need. Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 22(9), 36.
  • Gesmundo, M. (2016). Managing Indwelling Urinary Catheters. Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 22(6), 14-15.
  • Indwelling Catheter Care: Areas for Improvement. Abstract available online at: Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-repository
  • Gesmundo, M. (2016). Poster – Impact of a Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Education Package on Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitude and Indwelling Catheter Management Practices, Infection Controlla, Issue 89, June, 2016, p.11. Available online at: The Infection Controlla – June 2016
  • Impact of a Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Education Package on Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitude and Indwelling Catheter Management Practices

Abstract available online at: Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-repository

BOOKS
  • Book Author – The Basics of Community Health Nursing – A Study Guide for Nursing Students and Local Board Examinees, published in 2010 by C and E Publishing, Inc. ISBN: 978-971-584-848-0
  • Chapter Contributor – Nursing Board Exam Review Notes Volume 1, published in 2009 by the Center for Excellence in Nursing Education, Inc. ISBN: 978-971-94406-0-4
  • Chapter Contributor – the Nursing Board Exam Review Notes Volume 2, published in 2009 by the Center for Excellence in Nursing Education, Inc. ISBN: 978-971-94406-1-1
  • Contributor – Competency-Based BSN Curriculum – A Model, Revised Edition; published in 2006 by the College of Nursing University of the Philippines Manila ISBN: 971-92238-1-2

As EDITOR of a book or other forms of PUBLICATIONs in the Philippines

  • Senior Editor of the Nursing Board Exam Review Notes Volumes 1, 2 and 3, published in 2009 by the Center for Excellence in Nursing Education, Inc. (Volume 1 – ISBN: 978-971-94406-0-4, Volume 2 – ISBN: 978-971-94406-1-1, Volume 3 – ISBN: 978-971-94406-2-8)
  • Associate Editor for the Philippine Journal of Nursing, Philippine Nurses’ Association, February 2004 to June 2006
RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC PAPER PRESENTATIONS
  • Indwelling Catheter Care: Areas for Improvement, a research presentation at the 27th International Nursing Research Congress of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society on July 21-25, 2016 at Cape Town, South Africa

Recipient of Edith Anderson Leadership Education Grant, Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing: International Honour Society Leadership Grant

  • Analysis of Checklist Strategy to Reduce CAUTI, a brief report presented at the Northern Regional District Health Board Infection Prevention and Control Meeting on April 14, 2016 at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Being Yourself and Making a Difference, a talk presented at the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Migrant and Internationally Qualified Health Workers Conference on February 27, 2016 at Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Impact of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Education Package for Nurses (CAUTIoN), a poster presentation at the 32nd Conference of the Infection Prevention and Control Nurses’ College of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) on September 2-4, 2015 at the Napier War Memorial Conference Centre, Napier, New Zealand
  • Impact of a Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Education Package on Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitude and Indwelling Catheter Management Practices, a research presented at the 26th International Nursing Research Congress of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society on July 23-27, 2015 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Travel Grant: Post Graduate Students Association Travel Grant June, 2015

Abstract available online at: Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-repository

  • Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Education Package, a brief report presented at the Northern Regional District Health Board Infection Prevention and Control Meeting on April 9, 2015 at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Renewing, Upholding, Transcending Expertise Amidst the Challenges of Globalization, Librada Avelino Auditiorium, Centro Escolar University Mendiola, Manila, Philippines, January 30, 2010
  • Updates in Maternal and Child Nursing, Student Action Center, Centro Escolar University Makati, Philippines, January 23, 2010
  • The Effects of 70% Isopropyl Alcohol, Plain Normal Saline Solution and Sterile Water on Umbilical Cord Separation, a research presented at the First International Nursing Research Conference of the World Academy of Nursing Science on September 19-20, 2009 at the Kobe International Exhibition Hall in Kobe, Japan; Abstract available online at: http://wans.umin.ne.jp/confe/1st/wans_1st.pdf

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