Fall 2018 Pledging Ceremony

In August 2018, UH Manoa Nursing hosted the Class of 2021 pledging ceremony with William Siegman, MSN/ED, RN, a faculty instructor, as the special keynote speaker for the ceremony. New BS nursing students recited the Florence Nightingale Pledge led by Student Nurses Association president Kiki Thurston. Students commit to practice the profession of nursing with the highest ethical standards and to safeguard and promote health for the entire community. The students ended the evening ceremony celebrating the beginning of a new milestone and chapter in their lives with family, friends, nursing faculty and staff.

new nursing students recite the nightingale pledge

During the New Student Orientation, students heard from a panel of local nursing leaders who shared their personal career experiences and discussed their passion for nursing. The panelists spoke about why they chose a career in nursing, provided advice for new students, and shared stories about their experiences. The panel discussion was followed by a lively Q&A where students asked questions about work-life balance, employment opportunities, and inquired about qualities leaders look for in new hires.

class of 2021 at pledging ceremonyUH Manoa Nursing would like to thank our panelists:

  • M. Caneda, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at Shriners Hospital for Children
  • Gloria Fernandez, Quality Assurance Coordinator for Hawaii State Department of Health – Public Health Nursing Branch
  • Darlene Nakayama, Chief Executive Officer for Palolo Chinese Home
  • Kapunahele Montgomery, Director of Cardiovascular Services at The Queen’s Medical Center

For more information about the New Student Orientation and Pledging Ceremony, please contact the Office of Student Services at or (808) 956-8939.

Photos from the event can be viewed on the UH Manoa Nursing flickr album for the 2018 Pledging Ceremony.

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