The lamp lighting ceremony of Nursing students of GITAM Deemed to be University was held at GITAM Institute of GITAM Institute of Nursing here on Monday. The lamp lighting ceremony formally recognizes the students’ entry into the nursing profession. It is an important event, where the lamp symbolizes the light that a nurse becomes to her patients and as a symbol of hope and comfort to those who are suffering. Students light this lamp as a commitment, and they recite the Nursing pledge of the service.
The Nursing students received the light from the Chief Guest, Dr.CVRao, Pro Vice-Chancellor GITAM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (GIMSR) which was followed by the oath taking ceremony of the novice nurses. While addressing the students Dr.CVRao mentioned that nursing services play a great role in health care sector and the statutory bodies are thinking about to introduce competency based nursing education to produce quality human resources. He said that like medical education ethics are equally important in nursing. He informed that the nursing profession is gaining importance with global opportunities.
GITAM Institute of Nursing Principal Dr.Kanakalakshmi informed that the institute is offering UG and PG program in nursing with the permission of Nursing Council of India. The overall career field of nursing provides economic stability and job security, both highly attractive to nursing graduates, she added. The institute is running the programs with international standards.
GIMSR Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr.Dwarakanath, GITAM Institute of Nursing Vice-Principal Dr.Krishnavishnavi and other participated in the event. The students performed various cultural programs representing to their states.