Days before they marched off to receive their degrees, the BS Nursing class of 2010 began their careers as nurses with their 4th Annual Dedication Ceremonies last March 23 at the Adamson University Theater.
This year’s batch, christened as Promotores de Salud (“Promoters of Health” in Spanish), began their dedication ceremonies with a Mass presided by Fr. Andrew Bayal, C.M., VP Student Affairs. Included in the Mass offerings were the pins, rings, caps, nursing books, and the lamp symbolic of the nursing profession.
The dedication ceremony proper followed shortly, beginning with the distribution of the rings and pins led by Dean Naressia S. Ballena and assisted by the faculty. This was followed by the inspirational message delivered by guest speaker Hon. Perla Gonzales-Po, a member of the Professional Regulation Commission’s Board of Nursing.
Other highlights include the Act of Consecration, Nightingale Pledge, awarding and recognition of outstanding students, and messages delivered by a representative from the students and the parents. The event was capped by the symbolic passing of the torch by the graduating class to the Level III students and by the closing remarks delivered by the Dean.
The annual ceremony not only marks their passing into professional life but is also a thanksgiving for the achievements and successes obtained. These students will now set their sights on passing the nursing licensure exam, which will take place in July and November. Yael Esperat