REPORT ON LAMPLIGHTING DAY 2017
The lamp lighting ceremony for the 27th batch of Bsc Nursing students of Manipal College of Nursing Manipal was held on January 14th 2017at Shirdi Saibaba Conference hall, Cancer Block 3rd floor KH Manipal.
January 17, 2017
The lamp lighting ceremony is an auspicious occasion in every nurse’s life, held in reverence to Florence Nightingale, the lady with the lamp. Nursing is the only profession that follows lamp lighting ceremony. Light, as a symbol of knowledge, removes ignorance and is a lasting wealth by which lots could be achieved.The lamp lighting ceremony formally recognises the students’ entry into the nursing profession.
The lamp lighting ceremony formally recognises the students’ entry into the nursing profession. Dr Elissa Ladd, Associate Professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions, School of Nursing, Boston, Massachusetts was the Chief Guest for the programme. The novice nurses received the light from the Chief Guest of the programme - Dr Elissa Ladd, Dean - Dr Anice George, Assoc. Dean - Dr Judith A Noronha, MCON Manipal and the Nursing Superintendent of Kasturba Hospital Manipal.
In her address, Dr Ladd spoke on nursing leadership with special emphasis on patient safety, drug adverse effects, infection control measures and quality and safety in patient care. All 99 students were rendered into the profession by taking the nurses oath delivered by the Dean, Dr. Anice George. In her message to the students, Dean said about her success story in nursing profession, she said during her professional life she always gave prime importance to her patients.