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I'm (hopefully) graduating this May and we are starting to plan our pinning ceremony. Our class is really interested in finding a more updated variation of the Florence Nightingale pledge. Our Management instructor told us there were several. I have found one online so far. Anyone have any ideas? We are still doing a lamp lighting so we don't want to stray too far, just something that isn't so ancient!
My non-sectarian alma mater didn't use the actual Nightingale Pledge, I imagine because the original had religious wording not appropriate to a state college. It was very close, though; I don't know who changed the wording, so no idea to whom credit really goes. I'll put it here and see if it works for you
One of our instructors recited it (piece by piece, like wedding vows) and our class repeated.
"I pledge in the presence of this assembly to practice my profession faithfully. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping, and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my profession. I will devote myself to the welfare of those commited to my care."
If you compare the Nightingale to this one, they are quite similar, yet the updated version works well today.
Best of luck to you!