Spring 2004 Nursing Students Celebrated at TAMIU Pinning Ceremony

Nursing Students Celebrated at TAMIU Pinning Ceremony

Recently, graduates from Texas A&M International University's Dr. F.M. Canseco School of Nursing celebrated the graduate nurses' life-long commitment to the profession and the people they will serve with a pinning ceremony. (photos)

On the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall stage, in front of family, friends and professors, the 43 nursing candidates received a pin and spoke the Nurse's Pledge. Dr. Susan Baker, director of the Canseco School of nursing and master of ceremonies, explained the updated pledge was created by Marion G. Howell, R.N. dean emeritus of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

"Among the many commitments the students make during the pledge are the ideals of faithfully practicing the profession of nursing, devoting themselves to the welfare of their patients, family and community and increasing their knowledge and skills in nursing," said Dr. Baker.

Dressed in white, the Basic Nursing students have completed four years of study in the field of nursing and have finished their course work at TAMIU. They still must pass a national examination to become registered nurses.

Basic Nursing candidates are:

Hilda Riojas, Jacklyn Cantu, Roxana Reyna, Nallely Montalvo, Rebecca Perez, Alba Romo, Monica Santos, Judith Nicholson, Monica Arellano, Gabriela Villalba, and Gerardo Lara.

Also, Selina Martínez, Katia Mondragón, Sara De Leon, Rebecca Medellín, Raquel Arizola, Amparo Hinojosa, Angelica Luera, David Perez, Sergio Rodríguez, Mario Galvan, Victor Alvarado, Isias Santiago, Christina De Leon, Pamella Arias, Chabacana Maxwell, Ryan Kissam, Raquel Salazar and Jessica Maciel.

Wearing white tops and black pants, the Registered Nurses/ Bachelor of Nursing (RN/BSN) have completed a two-year program at TAMIU created for those who already hold an RN license from the State of Texas.

RN/BSN students include:

Maria Diana Munoz, Aida Sepulveda, Patricia Guzman, Yolanda Seibert, Alejandro Madrigal, Delfino Sarmiento, Graciela Rodríguez, Yolanda Castillo, Rosalinda San Miguel, Angelica Reyes, and Verónica Dominguez.

For more information about the Canseco School of Nursing, please contact Dr. Baker at 326.2450. visit offices in the Dr. F.M. Canseco Hall, room 315 or e-mail sbaker@tamiu.edu. University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu