The Ingram School of Nursing’s inaugural professionalism and pinning ceremony, held on October 2, 2015 in the McIntyre Medical building’s R. Howard Palmer Amphitheate, was attended by 271 incoming undergraduate and graduate nursing students.
The ceremony was established to affirm the Ingram School of Nursing’s faculty and student commitment to the nursing profession and to the personal and collective roles that each plays in maintaining the highest standards in fulfilling their social contract with society.
Speakers at the ceremony included Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and Dr. Franco Carnevale, Professor in the Ingram School of Nursing, who gave a moving speech titled “I am a nurse.”
Students were ‘pinned’ with their McGill student name tags followed by the reading of a pledge to the nursing profession and professionalism that was written by students and faculty.
Students, faculty, and clinical partners later joined in a lovely celebration to cap the successful inaugural event.