Pinning Our Hopes on the Future
The Canadian Nurse
We ask students to care for their clients and to commit to professional, accountable and ethical practice. We teach them about nursing theories and encourage them to continue to move nursing forward for the benefit of practitioners and the people for whom they provide care. It seems logical then that we would make a commitment to care for and nurture students during their time with us. Yet we were struck by what this simple ceremony meant to all who attended, by the pride in the voices of students and faculty as they recited the declaration, and by the enthusiasm of our Gold Medal graduate, who restated our profession's unwavering commitment to providing safe, ethical and respectful nursing care.