Seventy nurses of the Nawaloka School of Nursing took the Nightingale pledge at the Nawaloka Hospital recently. This marks the completion of their initial training at the school and their commitment to the profession. The pledge itself is a statement of the ethics and principles of the nursing profession.
“Nurses have recited this pledge for decades and it marks a significant step in the journey of every nurse. For being a nurse is more than just a profession; it’s a calling. A noble calling for those who want to be the voice of those who cannot speak, the eyes for those who cannot see and the ears for those who cannot hear,” said Nawaloka Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Gnanaseeli Warusavithana.
“The education and experience these nurses receive is of the highest quality. They learn the latest techniques and methodologies. Therefore, they are quite current with what’s happening in medicine today. All of this, and their accommodation during their studies, is provided free of charge. This provides them the best atmosphere in which to learn,” said Nawaloka School of Nursing Principal Soma Ratnayake. The Nawaloka School of Nursing was founded in 1985 and currently comprises of 210 nurses in their first, second and third year.