Arellano University Pasay College of Nursing, 4th Capping and Candle Lighting Ceremony

by Anna Katharina on August 19, 2008

in Blogging,School


The 4th Capping and Candle Lighting Ceremony for Level III students of Bachelor of Science in Nursing course of Arellano University Pasay Campus was held at Fiesta Pavilion,Manila Hotel, on 29th July 2008.

With a candle-lighting ceremony and the recitation of the Florence Nightingale Pledge, 480 student nurses marked the successful completion of completion of nursing students’ sophomore year. In the capping ceremony, they receive the nursing pin, female students also receive the traditional nurses’ cap, for which the ceremony originally got its name.

Presided over by Mr Francisco PV Cayco, President and CEO, Arellano University and the chief guest who gave an inspirational talk was Leah Primitiva S. Paquiz, National President, Philippine Nurses.

The chief guest emulated to the students the values of integrity and commitment to the nursing profession. She also emphasized that success is a choice. As nurses, one should have a vision and mission, work hard and focus on the path that we have chosen to take.

Mr Francisco PV Cayco, President and CEO, Arellano University also addressed the students. He told the students it was an honor to be able to help them celebrate the accomplishment of having made it this far in their journey to becoming a nurse. He called Arellano nurses as nurses of the world, hoping to see and hear more Arellano nurses excelling in the filed of nursing around the world.

Also present during the ceremony were Ms Mildred A. Atendido, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean Arlene Blaise Cortez, Dean College of Nursing AU Pasay, Chief nurses of Base and Affiliating Hospitals.

It was a solemn and symbolic ceremony witnessed by the student’s parents and relatives especially when they received the lighted candle of Florence Nightingale. Near the end of the ceremony, the students took a pledge with a candle in the ceremony, which reaches back to Florence Nightingale, known as the “lady with the lamp.” As a tribute to Nightingale’s dedication, the lamp icon became symbolic of nursing.

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rogeneil banayat September 18, 2008 at 5:23 pm

hihi !! im one of them !! tenx dra.pena
for the knowledge you shared

Clarissa May Arranguez September 23, 2008 at 12:55 pm

I am so blessed to have you as my professor. The patience you shown to us is what i really admire in you. Your’e an inspiration to me.. GOD BLESS TO YOU and you FAMILY…

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