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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

College of Health Sciences

Nightingale Pledge

Today I join my fellow classmates in the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing and pledge my commitment to the highest professional and academic standards of the nursing profession.    

I pledge my dedication to a profession that is responsible for the lives of others. As a professional nurse, I recognize that I will be accountable to the public for my actions. I will work to safeguard the health and welfare of clients who have placed their trust in me.

I am committed to work together with my peers and to be supportive in my pursuit of excellence in nursing education.  I vow to behave ethically, honestly, professionally, and with integrity in all my learning endeavors. As a student of nursing, I will promote ethical behavior and report unethical behavior.

As a future professional nurse and representative of the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing I pledge to treat fellow students, faculty, staff, clients, and community partners with dignity and respect while taking into consideration diversity in values and beliefs.

I pledge to advocate for clients in need and to embrace the complex role of the professional nurse. I will be a living role model for others. I recognize that my responsibility for acquiring new knowledge does not end with graduation but will be a lifelong endeavor.

Signing the Pledge

Signing the Pledge
Each new class of nursing students is introduced to the profession of nursing at the annual Nightingale Ceremony. Each student has the opportunity to sign the Nightingale Pledge at the event, committing to uphold the ethics of their new profession.

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