NWC to hold ceremony for nursing students
Thursday, April 5, 2007
The students will receive nursing lamps and certificates of commitment, indicating they intend to practice Christian nursing as defined by “The Code of Christian Nursing Ethics,” written by Dr. Ruth Daumer, the department’s chairperson. The code, which is based on the nursing program’s philosophy of nursing as a healing ministry, will be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Christian Nursing.
The students and their families also have the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker Gayle Stroschein, a missionary and nurse educator. During “Footsteps of Commitment and Service,” Stroschein will share stories of her nursing experiences in
Students making the commitment to Christian nursing are Preeti Elaiyavalli, Karnataka, India; Alexandra Irwin, Fullerton, Calif.; Rachael Koenigsberg, Sheffield, Iowa; Jenna Marquardt, Bottineau, N.D.; Brittany Osborn, Rapid City, S.D.; Heidi Otten, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Jaime Roiger, Sanborn, Minn.; and Rebecca Swart, Oostburg, Wis.
“This ritual celebrates the entry of our sophomores into their formal nursing studies,” said Daumer. “The Lord has nurtured these students in their call as nurses. We’re grateful for the opportunity to learn with them in a program that is committed to integrating faith, learning and living.”
Northwestern’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program received full approval from the Iowa Board of Nursing in March 2006. It is one of only three programs in western