Joining these B.Sc. graduates were graduating students from the first batch of M.Sc. (Nursing) course that started two years ago.
“Give me a body strong enough to serve, and a mind alert enough to learn. Give me a heart that wants to serve patients.” Thus prayed all the young graduates, holding ceremonial lamps in their hands.
“The hard work put forth by these young students has equipped them with the knowledge and skills needed to serve the world as professionally qualified nurses,” stated Prof. K. T. Moly, Principal, Amrita College of Nursing.
Reminding graduates to not see their profession merely as a means for livelihood, was distinguished political leader and educationalist, Dr. Savithri Lakshmanan inaugurated the formal ceremony.
“Take your profession as an opportunity to serve those in need of empathy and care,” she emphasized.
Dr. Anand Kumar, Head of the Department of Neuromedicine, added, “You need to develop empathy for your patients throughout your profession. You should enjoy what you are doing so that you can keep on doing it without any stress.”
Sampoojya Swami Poornamritananda Puri blessed the gathering with his auspicious presence. Dr. Mariam Mathews, Principal, St. James College of Nursing and Prof. Prasannakumari Y., Deputy Director of Nursing Education, Kerala, also spoke.
“All credit for our success belongs to training we received from our faculty; we thank them for their efforts,” acknowledged Ms. Manju Augustine, student representative from the first batch of M.Sc. (Nursing).
The 9-year-old Amrita College of Nursing offers three nursing programs viz. B.Sc. (annual intake of 75 students), M.Sc. (annual intake of 36 students) and post-basic B.Sc. (annual intake of 36 students).
The College was the first private institution in Kerala to receive Central Government funds on two occasions – first, for training government nurses and second, training nurse educators.
The College is also the only private institution in Kerala that offers a course in M.Sc. (Nursing).
September 5, 2011
Health Sciences Campus, Kochi