Anabelle Locsin, RN, Ed.D.

Director of Education 

 

Anabelle Locsin has worked in the nursing profession for over 46 years in various universities and health care settings. Mrs. Locsin completed her degrees from Silliman University in the Philippines, her BSN, Master of Arts in Nursing and her doctorate degree in Educational Administration. She has various experiences as an Asst. Professor in Colleges of Nursing. She first came to New York in 1985 and worked for Hebrew Home of the Aged at Riverdale, Bronx. She worked as a staff nurse for a year and then was promoted to a Nurse Manager position after passing the state board.

She also worked at New Rochelle Hospital Medical Center as a Clinical Leader of a medical-surgical floor overseeing and coordinating the care of patients. Even while at the hospital, she continued to work at the skilled nursing facility as a Supervisor. Then she was relocated to Florida where she worked at Tampa Doctors’ Hospital as Director of Education and started a geriatric program.

After a year, Mrs. Locsin went to work for Bayfront Medical Center. She worked with the Vice President of Nursing doing special projects, staff/community education and served as an Instructor for USF student nurses having  their clinical rotation at BMC. She also worked for BayCare at the Nursing Center for Learning as an Educator. Her various experiences include  teaching  in colleges of nursing and working in hospitals, home health, and Skilled Nursing  facilities. She has been a Director of Nursing since 1997 and her last employment at Menorah Manor she worked as a Chief Nursing Officer for almost 12 years and retired on January 22, 2017. She has completed training as a LTC Risk Manager, is RAC-CT certified, has been a Legal Nurse Consultant and completed training with NYU for the NICHE (Nurses Taking Care of the Hospitalized Elderly) program. Mrs. Locsin has received recognition as Florida Nurse of the Year from Nursing Spectrum, RN of the Year from FHCA, and being a speaker in regional/state/national/international conferences, and other management related commendations. In her retirement, she continues to want to be involved in sharing her knowledge and expertise related to education, gerontology and geriatric care.

 

Mrs. Locsin’s various experiences allows her to offer clients a knowledge based approach to care and increase their clinical competencies. Areas of expertise include:

 

  • Long Term care rules and regulations

  • Long Term care educational program development and implementation

  • Policy and Procedure Development

  • Clinical decision making and critical thinking  ability

  • Leadership program development and implementation

  • Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement

  • Skilled Facility and ALF building design and renovation

  • Corporate Planning - Nursing Services
     

She has been  actively involved in various organizations, Current Involvement includes:

  • Vice President 2017-2019 Silliman University College of Nursing Alumni Association International where she is responsible for educational planning of programs to offer for the organization and the college of nursing.

  • Honorary Member, Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International, August 2016

  • Volunteer State of Florida Emergency Response Disaster Team

  • Member, PCADONA

  • Advisory Board Committee Member for St. Petersburg College of Nursing and Pinellas Technology School of Nursing since 2005 up to retirement in January of 2017. She has been chairman of the SPC advisory board in the past

 

​When not working Mrs. Locsin enjoys time with her family to include her pup named Budweiser.  She also loves to travel internationally. Mrs. Locsin enjoys mixing a little of her professional passion with pleasure and has completed a visiting professorship in Thailand and has lectured in her home, the Philippines.