'Nursing- a dignified profession'

Kohima | January 18 :MLA Dr. Nicky Kire, chairman Nagaland Khadi & Village Industries Board today asserted that nursing being a dignified profession is regarded highly in other parts of the world. Being a competitive world, he said nurses should possess knowledge of computer, driving and a good command over English language.
Speaking at the School of Nursing, Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) GNM Graduation Day- cum- 9th Late Mrs. Ketsovole Kire Award ceremony 2011 here at NHAK, Auditorium, Dr. Kire also exhorted all the students to be inquisitive and should not hesitate to learn more.
Also speaking on the occasion, V. Kechu, Principal, School of Nursing, NHAK urged those graduated nurses to inculcate healthy competitive spirit and hoped that the School will bear more good results in the days to come.
She also advised the outgoing students to aim higher and be sincere in their duties in the service of the community.
Saying that there is still a long way to go even after graduation, Dr. Vizolie Suokhrie, Medical Superintendent, NHAK asked all the graduate nurses to take up the challenges ahead of them.
He opined that nurses should have good attitude of love and care for the patients as ‘healing doesn’t not necessarily require medicine rather love and care’.
Dr. Joyce Angami, speaking on behalf of the family members of Lt. Mrs. Ketsovole Kire, said she was a great pioneer who had contributed enormously in the nursing profession in spite of all the odds.
She told the gathering that the award was instituted in 2002 so to encourage and motivate the students in giving their best.
The awardee Vilasenuo Suokhrie acknowledged all her mentors and family members for supporting her and also appreciated the family of Lt. Mrs. Ketsovole Kire for motivating the students through this award.
Altogether, 64 nursing students passed out from both Kohima and Mokokchung Nursing School, with 32 each from both the Districts.
The function was chaired by Tiakala, Nursing Tutor, Rev. Savino Chaplin, NHAK invoked God’s blessings. Presentation of certificates-cum-capping was awarded by Kiyasetuonuo Solo, Nursing Superintendent NHAK while special number was presented by the First Year GNM and speech on behalf of outgoing students was delivered by Tsavikali K Assumi.