I have very extensive experience as a bedside nurse, nurse administrator (chief nurse), college administrator, teacher, founding dean of a college and an academic (rising from lecturer to Associate Professor – rank V) in Malaysia, Philippines, the Middle East and other parts of the world. I earned my nursing qualifications (B.Sc. Nursing), Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN) and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degrees from the Philippines which are all equalized in 2015 by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE. I am registered and qualified to practice in the Philippines (Roll No. 0228576), Malaysia (TPC No. T3394) and the United Arab Emirates (RN010205). I am trained and certified as a psychiatric nurse instructor by the National Center of Mental Health (NCMH) when I started my teaching career in the Philippines. Since then, my line of practice is on Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing. I taught for over twenty-two years various courses in nursing, like Leadership & Management, Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing and Care of Patients with CNS Disorders and Psychology & Behavioral Sciences (also for the College of Medicine and Dentistry) and supervised thesis and dissertations in both degree and graduate degree programs (MS & Ph.D.) in several colleges and universities in the Philippines, Malaysia and the UAE.
I also 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. I am currently an active voting member of the American Psychological Association (APA) with memberships in several APA divisions. Recently, I was invited and inducted as full voting member of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) - Honor Society of Nursing, Phi Gamma chapter. On June, 2017, I was appointed to become a member of STTI Technology Committee. I am also trained as an educator and content provider in the Open and Distance Learning (ODL), course development and Health Informatics. My specializations include Educational Leadership & Management, Mental Health Psychiatric Nursing, School Psychology, Health Psychology, Psychometrics, Counselling and Psychotherapy. From time to time, I am engaged in research as principal researcher. Currently, I am serving as an International Chief Editor, Editorial Board Member, Series Editor And Editorial Consultant of various international peer reviewed journals and book publications. I authored many books, contributed book chapters and published a number of peer reviewed research articles in many reputable peer reviewed journals.