Wednesday August 8, 2012, the Department of Nursing will host their annually
Nurses’ Pinning and Consecration Service under the theme “Committed Advocates
of Quality Care: Always Evolving at Northern Caribbean University’s Gymnatorium
at 11:00 am.
consecration service will include performances by the graduands, greetings from
Dr. Trevor Gardner, President of Northern Caribbean University, Dr. Marilyn
Anderson-Vice President of Academic Administration, Dr. Erica Sturridge, dean
of the College of Allied Health and Nursing, Mrs. Leila McWhinney-Dehaney,
Chief Nursing Officer at Ministry of Health, and Mrs. M. Rochester-Riley,
Registrar of Nursing Council of Jamaica.
A nursing graduand being pinned by a registered nurse - file
Audrey Hinchcliffe, CEO of Manpower and Maintenance Placement Agency, will be
the speaker of the consecration service.
The pinning exercise serves to present to the
University and the public, the trained and equipped batch of graduands who have
pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing over the past four years or
more. The graduands are required to recite the international nurses’ pledge:
In the full knowledge of the
obligations I am undertaking, I promise to care for the sick with all the skill
and understanding I possess, without regard to race, creed, colour, politics or
social status, sparing no effort to conserve life, to alleviate suffering and
to promote health.
I will respect at all times the
dignity and religious beliefs of the patients under my care, holding confidence
all personal information entrusted to me and refraining from any action which
might endanger life or health.
I will endeavour to keep my professional
knowledge and skill at the highest level and to give loyal support and
cooperation to all members of the health team.
I will do my utmost best to honour the
international code of ethics applied to nursing and to uphold the integrity of