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Seven Pins, One Purpose

Published on January 7, 2013 by Staff Writer

What’s betnursing degreeter than one nursing graduate? It’s simple–seven graduates, making the Broadview University–West Jordan’s Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Pinning Ceremony (say that in one breath) extra special.

The BEAU campus was the place on Dec. 18, 2012, for family, friends and faculty to join in the celebration of such an occasion. Nursing Program Chair, Faye Uppman, officiated the ceremony along with nursing instructor Delos Jones. Page Bailey, from the career services team, performed the reading of names to receive nursing pins, which were pinned on the graduates by their loved ones. The seven nursing graduates were:

  1. Mary Gallen
  2. Morgan Harris
  3. Lawrence Jameson
  4. Heidi Jensen
  5. David Nielsen
  6. Anna Nikolaeva
  7. Heather Stam

Led by Mr. Jones, the graduates recited the UTA SON Professional Nursing Pledge:nursing degree

“With full knowledge of the responsibilities I am undertaking, I pledge to care for my patients with all the knowledge, skills, and understanding that I possess, without regard to race, color, creed, politics, or social status. I will spare no effort to conserve meaningful life, to alleviate suffering, and to promote health. I will refrain from any action which might be harmful to the quality of life or health of those I care for. I will respect, at all times, the dignity and religious beliefs of patients under my care, and hold in professional confidence all the personal information entrusted to me. I will endeavor to keep my professional knowledge and skills at the highest level and give my support and cooperation to all members of the healthcare team. With full awareness of my qualifications and limitations, I will do my utmost to maximize the potential of the nursing profession and to uphold and advance its standards.”

Following the pledge, Mrs. Uppman performed the Blessing of the Hands:

May the work of your hands bring healing to all the people you touch. May you be blessed with:

“Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body…It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.”

~Florence Nightingale

From everyone at Broadview University – West Jordan, congratulations and best nursing degreewishes to each of you as you enter the profession of nursing.

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