Nurses MUST have ‘Competence’, ‘Compassion’, Commitment’, & Conscience’- Fr Praveen Martis SJ

Nurses MUST have ‘Competence’, ‘Compassion’, Commitment’, & Conscience’- Fr Praveen Martis SJ

  • Nurses MUST have ‘Competence’, ‘Compassion’, Commitment’, & Conscience’- Chief guest Fr Praveen Martis SJ, the Principal of St Aloysius College, Mangaluru during Nursing Courses inauguration ( 33rd batch of B Sc -80 students; 32 nd batch of P B B Sc- 51 students; and 28 th batch of M Sc-10 students, Total 141 students) of Father Muller College of Nursing at Decennial Memorial Hall, on Monday, 16 September 2019

Mangaluru: “We come to comfort and to heal, to love and serve in woe and weal; Come, Doctor, live your noble Hippocrate’s bequest, Come, Nurse, by Nightingale inspired, forget your broken rest, Come all who soothe in ways unsung Humanity’s unrest, Let’s all as one, with love pursue the toil by millions blest. We come to comfort and to heal, to love and serve in woe and weal”- these are part of the lyrics from the Fr Muller’s Institution Anthem- and these words also fit right for all these 141 budding/nursing students, who have decided to join the Nursing Career, a Noble Profession at the Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangaluru.

Yes, Nurses are the hospitality of the hospital. Nurses lead very demanding lives. Working with doctors, healing patients and educating the communities are just a few of the responsibilities nurses perform on a daily basis. In fact, you could say that nurses are the backbone of our health care system, providing us with the attention and medical care that we need to live healthy long-lasting lives. Sometimes being a nurse can be exhausting at times, but the knowledge and power to help heal others is what keeps them going in challenging times. And while nurses are strong spirited, positive and focused even they need a little pick me up every once in a while – like complimenting them for their well-done job or appreciating their dedication and commitment to patients and health-care. And truly, the Nurses are the Angels of Mercy!

Out of the 141 students who have joined the “Noble Profession”-the Nursing career, 80 have joined the 33 rd Batch of B Sc {N}; 51 have joined the 32 nd Batch of PB B Sc {N}; and 10 have joined the 28th Batch of M Sc {N}. The inauguration ceremony of these Nursing Courses was held at the Decennial Memorial Hall at FMCI on Monday, 16 September at 10.30 am. The programme began with a welcome prayer dance by a bevy of 1st B Sc-Nursing students, followed by welcome address by Sr Jacintha D’souza- Principal of Father Muller College of Nursing. The inauguration of all theses Courses was done by lighting the traditional lamp by chief guest- Rev Dr Praveen Martis SJ-the Principal of St Aloysius College, Mangaluru; along with other dignitaries on the dais, namely-Fr Richard Coelho-Director of Father Muller Charitable Institutions; Sr Jacintha D’souza; Fr Rudolph Ravi D’sa- administrator-FMMCH. Fr Ajith Menezes- Administrator-FMMC; Dr Devina E Rodrigues- Vice Principal, and co-ordinator of M Sc (N); Sr Nancy- Coordinator and lecturer of B Sc (N); and Sr Judy- Assistant professor and coordinator of Shobha Xavier-PB B Sc {N}

In his inaugural address, Rev Dr Praveen Matis SJ said, “I happy to be amidst you for the first time as a chief guest at this prestigious institution in gracing the inaugural ceremony of the three nursing courses. There is also a close association between this institution and the Jesuit congregation, since Fr Augustus Muller the Founder of this great institution, came and planted a small sapling which has now grown into a mighty tree, in the form of a mighty and renowned health care institution. On the outset let me compliment you all for making a good decision in taking up the Nursing Field career, which is a noble profession, and also for selecting a Noble and renowned institution to pursue your nursing career. Remember, Nursing is a profession of dedication, compassion and sacrifice serving the needy and the suffering society. You are all lucky to be selected to join here at this institution which is a safe and caring campus”.

“I am happy to note that this is the only institution in Karnataka to have the NAAC ‘A’ grade Accredited, which is indeed an added feather to the institution cap. I also adore the institution’s motto “Heal and Comfort”, where you should all adhere to it and be professional nurses. Our Nation needs skilled nurses, and I am sure when you exit out of this institution, you will come out as Skilled and Knowledgeable Nurses, to serve the suffering masses. This institution will enlighten you, and you’ll come out in flying colours. Also, remember that Nursing is one of the most exciting and in-demand jobs in India and abroad. More than a profession, a nursing career is a vocation, where you were called to serve the suffering and the ill. This is a vocation to serve, and as a nurse, you need to have the 4 C’s- “Competence”; “Commitment”, “Compassion”, and “Conscience”-follow these 4 C’s, work hard during your nursing career, and success will all be yours. And remember, Nursing is a Profession, Vocation and also a Mission. Love and care for your patients in empathy. Best of luck in your career” added Fr Praveen SJ.

In his presidential address, Fr Richard Coelho said, “You are all fortunate to be selected for the nursing courses at an Institution accredited with NAAC Á’ Grade-so welcome to the Mullerian family. In Nursing reading your books and browsing through the subjects is not enough, instead here at FMCI we encourage you to interact with patients and make you serve them, thus gaining more practicals than theory. This institution is 138 years old, and our main aim is to serve poor patients. Also remember that Nursing is not only a noble profession but a mission, where you’ll have to serve the patients with love and care, and also keep our institution motto ‘Heal and Comfort’ alive and strong by being caring, dedicated and committed nurses”.

“Also since our’s is a Catholic institution you need to follow our ethics, morals and ethos. Along with your studies, you should also practice the habit of praying, because prayer brings power, and here we also give preference for spirituality. Remember that as a Nurse you are a boon to yourself, your family, your neighbors and the community. Carry forward your noble profession with pride and dignity, and bring name and fame to our institution. Getting a seat here was not accidental, you determined to be here, and you are lucky to get a seat at Fr Mullers. Welcome to Father Muller family and enjoy your nursing career here” added Fr Coelho.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Sr Judy, while the programme was compered by Ms Jovita D’costa and Ms Giya Rose Reji, students of 2nd B Sc Nursing. Following a documentary on Father Muller Charitable Institution, few senior nursing students shared their experience and testimony as students, also followed by testimony of a students parent’. Following a self-introduction by the freshers, briefing on rules and regulations of the college by Principal-Sr Jacintha D’souza, it was time for the Parent-Teacher Association meeting. Ending this column with a Nursing College Anthem :


تم النشر بواسطة ‏‎Joseph Pereira‎‏ في السبت، ١٤ سبتمبر ٢٠١٩

تم النشر بواسطة ‏‎Joseph Pereira‎‏ في الأحد، ١٥ سبتمبر ٢٠١٩

تم النشر بواسطة ‏‎‎‏ في الأحد، ١٥ سبتمبر ٢٠١٩