5th Nurses Oath Taking Ceremony in Pagadian City
An oath taking marks a nurse’s admission to professional nursing practice. In Pagadian City, it was scheduled last March 25, 2010, Friday, and held at the Amusement Entertainment Center Capitol Compound, Pagadian City. Headed by the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) – Zamboanga del Sur Pagadian City Chapter and in coordination with the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and Association of Deans of Philippine Colleges of Nursing (ADPCN), the ceremony was successfully launch at about 1:30 pm at the said date.
The PNA – Zamboanga del Sur Chapter assisted the PRC in filing the new nurse’s application for registration from February 28 to March 23. This is to make sure that nurses from the city and neighboring places will be catered and accommodated.
A total of 356 new nurses took their oath last Friday. The ceremony was graced with the presence of Board of Nursing (BON) member, Hon. Yolanda C. Arugay, as a keynote speaker. Hon. Yolanda C. Arugay, a former dean of Philippine Women’s University (PWU), was gracefully accommodated by the PNA- Zamboanga del Sur Pagadian City Chapter through the leadership of PNA President Helen M. Arao.
At around 4:00 P.M. the event ended and the oathtakers were officially admitted to the professional nursing practice. The new nurses, proudly wearing their white uniforms, then lined up to take pictures with the guests who were smiling gracefully with each camera click.