New UAB SON students honored at semi-annual “Lamp of Learning” ceremony

New students at the UAB School of Nursing are welcomed into nursing profession at semi-annual “Lamp of Learning” ceremony.

Lamp of Learning 1History and legacy were the theme February 2, 2015 as 175 new students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing were welcomed into the nursing profession at the biannual “Lamp of Learning” ceremony.

Rooted in the tradition of excellence in nursing education and harkening back to the days of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern-day nursing, this elegant, moving event for students and their families marks the beginning of a journey that as their careers develop, will have these future nurse leaders touching countless lives through clinical practice, research, education and service.

During the ceremony, Dean Doreen Harper shared with the students what it means to be a UAB nurse. She challenged them to continue the school’s tradition of nursing leadership and excellence as they begin their careers.

Other speakers included the Nursing Alumni Chapter President, School Archivist, current faculty members, and fifth semester BSN student Taylor Hinkle.Lamp of Learning 3

As part of their welcome into the profession each new student received a "Nightingale Lamp" lapel pin, honoring the legacy of Florence Nightingale. The evening concluded with faculty lighting candles held by the students signifying the light they would bring to the lives of the thousands they will touch as professional nurses.

Following the ceremony a lively reception was held at the School for students and their families. To view additional photos from the ceremony, click here.

Last modified on October 24, 2017

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