UC Davis nursing school hosts pinning ceremony

UC Davis nursing school hosts pinning ceremony


Good evening and welcome to our first
ever inaugural Master’s Entry in Nursing Pinning Ceremony. You were the first ones
in this program, so we learned a lot from each other. The value of nursing has not
changed, but the role that you will get to play on health care teams is really
really different. As you leave the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing,
we’ve prepared you to deliver sophisticated care in a modern and
fast-paced environment with a range of technologies and diverse colleagues. At
the same time, you’re equipped with time-honored skills of listening,
therapeutic presence and conversation. That hasn’t changed.
Nor has the meaning or significance of the pinning ceremony today. I’m so
excited to be here and that I made it 18 months. It went by so fast, but so long at
the same time. And I’m so excited to see what’s next for me. You can put it
like a thumbprint on it. For me and most of my classmates, being the first in this
group we all knew what we were getting into,
ready to take it on. Accelerated pace and to struggled through this journey of
going from a real novice at nursing to somewhat of an advanced beginner who’s
ready to start a career as a nurse, it’s been such a wonderful opportunity. Over
the last 18 months, we have been able to become the type nurses that we wanted to
become. Knowing who you are and what drives you we’ll help you stand firm in
your convictions. I really feel empowered by the Betty
Irene Moore School of Nursing. To be a Betty Irene Moore nurse means to be a
leader in the field, advance the profession, advocate for better health
policies, so we can provide better patient care. That’s really the core of
what they’ve taught us here. To advance the profession through research and
scholarly inquiry. And though you may be experiencing some doubts and lacking
confidence in yourself, know that I’m willing to hold that confidence in you
until such time you’re able to hold it for yourself.
Because I know you are wonderful nurses.