125 BUTC student-nurses ready for hospital training

Wednesday May 11,2022

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In completion of their preparation to join the frontlines, Bicol University Tabaco Campus (BUTC) Nursing Department held the 22nd Capping, Pinning, and Candle Lighting Ceremonies for its student-nurses conducted at the BUTC Auditorium on May 5, 2022.

With the theme “BUTC Student Nurses: Rising above COVID-19 Pandemic,” 125 candidates, with their proud parents and esteemed BU officials, were present to witness the conduct of the ceremonies. This indicates that the students have completed the requisite certifications and examinations, signifying that they have transitioned from the classroom to the hospital setting or the Related Learning Experience (RLE).

The first part of the program commenced with a eucharistic celebration presided over by Rev. Fr. Paul Rene P. Ocfemia, JCD, Our Lady of Lourdes Filipino-Chinese Personal Parish Administrator. Afterwards, the processional took place where candidates marched alongside with their parent. Present in the occasion were the BUTC faculty and staff, guests, BU officials led by President Arnulfo M. Mascariñas.

BUTC Associate Dean Dr. Carina B. Orden delivered the welcome remarks followed by BUTC Dean Dr. Maria Gisella N. Mortega for the presentation of candidates and the BU President’s confirmation. On the other hand, BUTC Nursing Department Chair, Prof. Ma. Teresa C. Madrilejos led the introduction of the key note speaker – Dr. Ma. Pamela Sorra-Viñas, Education Supervisor II of the Commission on Education Region V.

The ceremonial Entrance of Florence Nightingale was played by Dr. Ruby D. Espares, while the Nursing Symbols was brought by Prof. Joanah C. Octavo, both are nursing faculties.

Dr. Amelia A. Dorosan, BU Vice President for Academic Affairs, was also present to oversee the imposition of caps and pins. To mark the occasion, the Florence Nightingale's oath was pledged followed by the singing of BU Hymn. The student nurses performed two additional songs: Jordin Sparks' This is My Now and the BU College of Nursing Hymn. The recessional concluded the program.  (written by: Arnold C. Noda, CPRO)