(Nurse, Teacher, Psychologist, Researcher, Teaching & Learning Expert)
DR. ARNEL BANAGA SALGADO
earned his nursing qualifications (B.Sc. Nursing), his Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN) and his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from Philippines. He practiced as a bedside nurse, as a clinical instructor, lecturer, associate professor and eventually as Chief Nurse and College Dean. He is both licensed and qualified to practice in the Philippines (Roll No. 0228576), Malaysia (TPC No. T3394) and the United Arab Emirates. At the start of his career as a young nurse, Dr. Arnel took this graduate studies in nursing education majoring in Medical-Surgical Nursing with sub-specialization in Cardiologic Nursing which he finished and eventually awarded his certificate in teaching from the Saint Louis University, Baguio City. Few years after finishing his certificate in teaching, Dr. Arnel decided to try another field, this time in Psychiatric Nursing and Psychology that he practiced until now.
Dr. Arnel has a multifaceted expertise in the field of nursing, mental health, teacher, psychology and education. He was trained and certified as a psychiatric nurse instructor by the National Center of Mental Health (NCMH) when he started his teaching career in the Philippines. Since then, his line of practice both in the nursing service and nursing education is on Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing. He taught for over twenty years various courses in nursing like Management, Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing and Care of patients with CNS Disorders. He also supervised thesis and dissertations on mental health in both degree and graduate degree programs. Because of his commitment to develop and improve his psychiatric nursing practice, he got his short term education and courses on mental health from the University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas. Eventually he completed his Graduate Diploma in Psychology (equivalent to Master of Arts in Teaching) from the premiere university for teachers in the Philippines, the Philippine Normal University. Since then he was involved with the development of psychosocial nursing interventions, indigenization of psychometric tests, and textbook writing. His thesis and dissertations (Master of Arts in Nursing and Doctor of Education) are all focused on psychometric test development for adolescents, nursing students and other health professionals.
As an educator, Dr. Arnel is always involved in various committees such as, teaching and learning, student affairs, research, examination and vetting as well as faculty development. He always carried out all his tasks with high degree of enthusiasm and excellence. He wrote several books that include Psychology for Nurses published by McGraw-Hill Education and contributed on writing the Philippine contents for the Oxford Handbook of Nursing and Midwifery series. Dr. Arnel is a lifetime member of the Philippine Nurses association (PNA), the East Asia Forum of Nursing Scholars (EAFONS), Association of Deans of the Philippine Colleges of Nursing (ADPCN) and Association of Nursing Service Administration of the Philippines (ANSAP). He has presented research papers at national and international conferences held at Silliman University in the Philippines, Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan and other places. Dr. Arnel is also a school psychologist and a board certified teacher.