Nursing Pledge Ceremony 2019 – Department of Nursing, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences. 15 th July, 2019
The traditional Nursing Pledge Ceremony organized by the Department of Nursing for its 12 th batch of undergraduate students was successfully took place on 15th July 2019, at the Diamond Jubilee Building of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya. This year, the ceremony was organized, symbolizing the landmark of undergraduate nursing students of the batch 2016/2017 completing their first academic year and stepping towards the advanced nursing training, thus they were offered with nursing caps and customary three wick lamps that imply the knowledge and the skillful hands inspired by a loving heart. Then, expressing the intention of the ceremony, the students obliged by taking the oath with great vigor and voice laced with pride and confidence promising to abide by the qualities of a professional nurse. A gathering of distinguished invitees and the parents of the students participated to witness this ceremonial event. Accordingly, the Department of Nursing was truly gratified to welcome Mrs P.M.H.S Subasinghe, Former Pioneer Lecturer of Department of Nursing, and the Vice Principal, Nurses Training School, Kandy College as the Chief Guest for the ceremony. The Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya, Prof. Parakrama Karunarathne, the Dean of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences Dr. Janaka Marasinghe, Nursing Directors from the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Deans from other fellow faculties of the University of Peradeniya, Directors of affiliated institutes, Heads and the staff members of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Academic staff members from other faculties of the University of Peradeniya and Hospital staff members were also special among the invited dignitaries. With her unique acumen, Madam P.Subasinghe; an eminent role from contemporary nursing academia in the Sri Lanka, made the occasion to inspire and motivate the nursing students to acquire knowledge, skills, caring attitudes and to discharge their bounded duties with compassion while shouldering the sense of responsibility of human lives. It was not forgotten to commemorate the Lady Florance Nightingale; the founder of modern organized nursing practice, thus the chief guest ignited the traditional Nightingale Lamp and garlanded the gleaming statue of the Lady Florance Nightingale, along with the gratitude of all the participants at the event.
The each and every individual contributed their tireless efforts to make this accomplishment a great success. We wish the very best and prosperous future endeavors for the undergraduate nursing students of the batch 2016/2017, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya.