School of Nursing holds dedicatory service on February 3
The School of Nursing dedicated 136 junior students in Loma Linda University Church on Sabbath, February 3, 2007. Presenting the dedicatory address was Stuart Tyner, pastor for families ministry at the La Sierra University Church.
“Do you care for your patients?” asked Stuart Tyner, pastor for family ministries at La Sierra University Church. His address, titled “The Accrediting Team has a Question,” was based on his grandson’s hospital visit. “He knows today about caring nurses. Thank you for what you do,” stated Pastor Tyner.
Special music filled the church with Anagh Chohan, junior nursing student, singing a Martina McBride song, “Anyway.” The chorus words are “God is great, but sometimes life ain’t good and when I pray it doesn’t always turn out like I think it should, but I do it anyway, I do it anyway.”
Jan Nick, PhD, RN, associate professor, School of Nursing, gave a special recognition to several Japanese nursing students who are completing their degree through a Loma Linda University extension program in Japan.
Afterwards, 136 junior students were dedicated during the traditional lighting of the candles. Words from the international pledge of nursing rang out from the students and nurses in the congregation, “I solemnly pledge myself, before God and in the presence of this assembly, to practice faithfully my profession of nursing. …”
By Patricia Thio