The Department of Nursing at the Valley View University (VVU) on Saturday inducted 112 nurses with a pinning ceremony organised for them to be ushered into the profession.
The pinning ceremony, which preceded their graduation on Sunday, afforded the inducted nurses, the opportunity to later, write their licensure examination with the aim of becoming registered nurses.
Dr Nate Brandstarter, the President of Kittering College of Medical Arts in the United States of America speaking on the topic: “Serving the Interest of Others”, urged the inductees to uphold the core values of the profession.
He said, serving others does not only mean delivering their services. According to him, serving with a proper motive is the best way to achieving success, adding that: “the sense of motive is the deepest secret of all… it is a secret you will keep between you and God”.
On his part, Professor Daniel K. Bediako, the Vice Chancellor of VVU urged the inductees to go out and become exceptional nurses since the character of nurses in present times have become a major problem to patients.
He urged them to live up to expectation with the training received from the University saying that there was the greatest call on them to represent VVU and Ghana everywhere they found themselves serving as nurses.
He challenged the 2018 inducted nurses to get a hundred pass in their licensure examination to make parents and the school proud of the efforts and resources invested in them over the years.
In an interview with Ms Dorothy Baffuor Awuah, the Patron for the 2018 Class said the inducted nurses were prepared to serve as nurses and help in the administration of health in Ghana and the world at large.
She said the Florence Nightingale simulation pinning ceremony was to introduce them to the world that they had been prepared to receive licenses as nurses adding that she was hopeful of seeing all the 112 inducted nurses sail through their licensure examination.
As part of the ceremony, the inducted nurses were pinned by various designated registered nurses across the country.