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Ten Students Become Nurses and Recite Nightingale Pledge

Mar 17, 2014

The Florence Nightingale Pledge was recited by the ten new nursing graduates from the Pikeville Campus on Saturday, March 1st.   The ten students took this pledge once they completed the rigorous coursework and final exam for their program. 

I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully.  I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug.  I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling.  With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care. 

Chasity Howard said, “Pinning was a long awaited ceremony that was very beautiful.”  Megan Thornsbury said the ceremony was so meaningful.  “I am so glad that I was able to share the experience with my class.”  Chasity delivered a speech during the ceremony and Bethel Robinette presented a slide show.  According to Megan, these two additions to the ceremony showed what a special bond the class had. 
Students chose who pinned them, and Megan said, “I chose my father because I would have never made it through the program without him.”  She added that giving up time with family and friends was the hardest but it was all worth it in the end.  “I have never felt so proud and accomplished in my life,” said Megan.

Left to Right-Hollie Gray, Bethel Robinette, Megan Thornsbury, Miranda Forsyth, Chasity Howard,  nursing administrator Denise Clements, Jamie Blair, Polly Hinkle, Michelle Caudill, Christopher Yates.  Not pictured-Jessica Scott.

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tags: KY-Pikeville Medical: Nursing - Associate Degree (ADN)