Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Curtin Graduation: Nursing and Midwifery: 2010
That time of year again, celebrating the graduation of a new batch of Nurses and Midwives.... a few more people with PhD's and others with Masters,Graduate Diploma's, Graduate Certificates etc; great achievements, congratulations to all. I particularly enjoy the pomp and ceremony of graduation... the excitement of the graduates, their proud parents, partners, family... it is just wonderful... As a lecturer I feel a sense of achievement and warmth....anticipating a fantastic career for these budding graduates...taking both professions forward...our future leaders; It was good to see a baby in the audience......as its mother received her award....
These are some of the nursing class of 2010, I had the pleasure of teaching these nursing students.....and am looking forward to watching their careers grow and they becoming our future leaders;
The student response was presented by Corrina Farr, Postgraduate Diploma (Midwifery)who also won the Australian College of Midwives Membership Award:
The Western Australian Nurse Memorial Charitable Trust Award was won by Debra Pallier:
In total there were 12 presentations for prizes and awards.... many excited and happy recipients.
It was good to see Jenny graduate.... her PhD was 10yrs in the making....when I listened to her one minute speech, I was happy that I have decided to do something other than my PhD; her advice to the audience was "if you are going to embark on your PhD, please make sure you are young enough to enjoy the benefits of completing it. I left my run to late, if I was to advise you about anything that would be it...start it when you are younger".
Good luck to all the graduates may your career be fulfilling and may you always remember to treat your clients with the same respect and care that you would expect for yourself.