Dr. Maria Issabelita Capistrano Rogado
Maria Isabelita “Belle” C. Rogado is a graduate of San Juan de Dios College of Nursing. She earned her Masters of Arts in Nursing at the La Concordia Graduate School and tookManagement Development Program from Asian Institute of Management. Currently, Mrs. Rogado is acandidate for the doctoral degreein Nursing Science at St. Paul’s University of the Philippines.
With over thirty years of nursing experience, Mrs. Rogado is known for her expertise in clinical nursing education primarily in critical care nursing, leadership development, operational turn-around efforts, physician partnership and strategic development plans geared toward quality and safety enhancement procedures particularly in the field of informed nursing practice.
Professor Rogadohas risen from the ranks of the Nursing Service of the Philippine Heart Center and took an early retirement from government position to pursue experience in the private sector such as being the Vice President of the Division of Nursing of St. Luke’s Medical Center - Quezon City (2005 – 2008) and Chong Hua Hospital (2014 – 2015).
A very dynamic woman, Prof. Rogado is actively involved in many Board of Nursing initiatives, such as member of the Task Force of the Comprehensive Nursing Law, Roadmap 2030, member of the National Nursing Career Progression Program (NNCPP), and module writer and coach for the National Nursing Core Competency Standards (NNCCS). She is also engaged in other nursing and medical organizations.Professor Rogado was inducted to the membership of the Honor Society Sigma Theta Tau Pi Iota Chapter of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University for her nursing leadership.
Prof. Rogado is a certified American Heart Association Faculty for Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Simulation Instructor certified by the Center for Advanced Pediatric and Perinatal Education (CAPE), Lucille Park Children’s Hospital at Stanford, California and a Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor.
Leading her passion in the field of critical care nursing, she is the President of the Critical Care Nurses Association of the Philippines, Inc (CCNAPI) where she dynamically promotes the specialty practice of critical care nursing in the country. She is one among the few clinical certified specialty nurses in the country named by the Board of Nursing – Nursing Specialty Certification Council. Likewise, Mrs. Rogado was recognized as Presidential Awardee in 2014 by the Society of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine of the Philippines and in 2017 by the Neurocritical Care Society and Most Outstanding Alumnus during the 80th Foundation Anniversary of Maryknoll Academy, Lucena City.
Her leadership extends internationally being resource speaker and active proponent of various international scientific symposia. She has been elected and appointed to different positions of international organizations such as: Secretary of the Asia Pacific Association of Respiratory Care, Convener of the Asian Neuroscience Society and the Asia Pacific Federation of Critical Care Nursing. Co-founder and Secretary (2001-2005) and President (2005-2007), and re-elected Secretary (2011 – 2017) of the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses.
Currently, she is a Professor at the Arellano Graduate School of Nursing and manages the Advanced Clinical Laboratory for Skills and Health Care Solution, Inc., a duly accredited American Heart Association International Training Center and Continuing Professional Development provider by the Professional Regulatory Board of Nursing.