Cavite State University College of Nursing instructor Mr. Ivan Derek V. Wycoco was recently conferred an Academic Achievement Award for 2021-2022 by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing – Phi Gamma Chapter during the 13th Annual Graduate School Research Forum hosted by Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU) conducted virtually on 20 March 2022.

Mr. Wycoco has been a nursing educator since 2019. He is a certified Infection Control Nurse and awarded as Top Five Disease Surveillance Coordinator and Disease Reporting Unit in CALABARZON for the 2016-2017 Philippine Integrated Disease Surveillance and Reporting (PIDSR) and an active member of Philippine Hospital Infection Control Nurses Association, Inc. (PHICNA) since 2017. He is also certified and trained CvSU Clinical Instructor at Philippine Orthopedic Center for the Intensive Nursing Practicum.

Earlier this year, Mr. Wycoco was also recognized by the Filipino Nursing Diaspora (FiND) Network for his valuable contribution leading to the successful FiND and CvSU webinar series from 2020 to 2021. In addition, he is one of the Board of Directors of Philippine Nursing Research Society, Inc. (PNRSI)- Cavite Cell.

Mr. Wycoco is currently enrolled at OLFU Graduate School taking up Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing major in Nursing Administration. With the wide array of clinical experience and fast transition at a young age in the academe and clinical practice, he had been recognized as Most Outstanding Alumni in 2019 by his alma mater, OLFU.

He has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing which is the 2nd world’s largest Nursing organization while Phi Gamma Chapter is the only virtual chapter of Sigma. The former acknowledges and honors exemplary nurse leaders in the world in terms of achievements. (EMDelMundo)