Last March 21, 2014, the Professional Regulation Commission in coordination with St. Paul University, College of Nursing, conducted the Oath Taking Rites of the new Paulinian nurses at 2 in the afternoon at the University Marian Theater. The 68 board passers of the December 2013 Philippine Nursing Licensure Examination (PNLE) participated in the oath taking rites. Of the 68 nurses, 65 graduated last March 2013 from the classes Angeli Salutaris Caeli and Amore Christi Carmen, and 3 from the October 2013 batch, Lux Remedii Domini. In this recent December PNLE, SPUI ranked 4th with one topnotcher, Ms. Sydney Florence Iragana, who ranked 8th.
During the ceremony, Hon. Lady Julie Grace Baronda, Iloilo City counselor and Paulinian alumna, gave an inspirational meesage. She was followed by the University President and Dean of the College of Nursing, Sr. Carolina Agravante, SPC, who presented the successful examinees. The Regional Director of the Professional Regulation Commission-Region VI, then led the oath of professionals and presented the award to the university for its achievements in the December PNLE. The examinees then listened to the code of ethics and made their Florence Nightingale pledge. The entire event ended with the singing of the Paulinian hymn.
In this momentous event, Paulinian professional nurses took the Florence Nightingale Pledge, which goes as follows:
I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to work closely with the health team and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.
May the love of Christ impel all Paulinians!