COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The science and art of
nursing was extolled Sunday evening at Lindsey Wilson College as
the latest cohort of nurses was accepted into the college's nursing program.
The 27 students were part of the "Ceremony of Blessing
& Transition," held Sunday, Oct. 27, in V.P. Henry Auditorium.
The students received a white coat to symbolize their official
entrance into the program after their hands were blessed by LWC
Assistant Chaplain Carol Weddle.
In the keynote address, Dr. Phil Aaron
of Columbia told the students that when they graduate in spring
2016 with a bachelor of science degree in nursing, they will need
to practice art and science.
"Nursing in its entirety is as much art as it is
science," he said. "I submit that up until now you've been studying
the science of nursing. During the next part of your study you will
be combining the art with the science of nursing."
Aaron also reminded the students of their ethical
responsibility to serve all people.
"We need to build our society so everyone, include our
poor, have a fair chance and are not in an unreasonable bind toward
their health," he said. "Nurses and physicians must continue to
lead the way in delivering high-quality services to patients and
demanding that all patients deserve a chance for a healthy
Aaron told the students that one way they might consider
to serve society after graduating from LWC with a career in the
military. That's why the students also heard from Pam
King of Columbia, a nurse practitioner who has served for
more than 25 years in the Kentucky National Guard.
"Being in the military gives you an opportunity to have
an even larger impact and work with a lot of people," said King,
who is a lieutenant colonel.
The students who received their white coats Sunday
Cheyenne Bolin of Danville, Ky.
Wendy Castrejon of Russell Springs, Ky.
Jessica Clyde of Hodgenville, Ky.
Abigayle Colon of Columbia
Kristina Cundiff of Russell Springs, Ky.
Darrian Dalton of Albany, Ky.
Grant Edlin of Elizabethtown, Ky.
Tiera Glover of Portland, Ore.
Jourdann Green of Middle Island, N.Y.
Hannah Gupton of Summersville, Ky.
Michaela Hawkins of Dunville, Ky.
Lauren Janes of Columbia
Ashley Jeffries of Columbia
Adena Lucas of Cecilia, Ky.
Wismit Moinius of Naples, Fla.
Bethany Pepper of Columbia
Logan Pruitt of Shepherdsville, Ky.
Samantha Richardson of Russell Springs, Ky.
Sarah Shell of Danville, Ky.
Kasey Smallwood of Cecilia, Ky.
Lauren Smith of Somerset, Ky.
Mahala Smith of Eminence, Ky.
Rebecca Smith of Russell Springs, Ky.
Ryan Speaker of Louisville, Ky.
Shannon Trent of Russell Springs, Ky.
Andrew Wooley of Columbia
Fatima Yousufi of Kabul, Afghanistan
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