A total number of 66 new graduates of Diploma III of Nursing Science were inaugurated and sworn in the hall of Campus II University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Saturday (11/20). From that number, 63 people were UMM graduates while the other three were Nursing Academy students of Pasuruan. Presented on the occasion, the Secretary of the East Java Provincial Health Department, dr. Adi Wachjanto, M.Kes, the Hospital Directors in which their hospitals are used as Clinical Nursing Practice such as Saiful Anwar Malang Hospital, Kepanjen Regional Public Hospital, Pasuruan Regional Public Hospital and also official from Health Department of Malang City. From within the internal parties of UMM, there was presence of Vice Rector II, Drs. Mursidi, MM.
Inauguration and oath of profession was witnessed by parents/guardians of the graduates. "In accordance with the religion of the graduates, as witness of the oath, UMM brought together religious leaders from the two religions; Islam and Catholic," said the Dean of Health Science of UMM, Tri Lestari Handayani, M,Kep, Sp.Mat.
Mursidi ordered new graduates to keep their profession well. One of ways to keep it is by loving the profession as a nurse. "My mother was also a nurse at the army hospital, who eventually married my father, who had become her patient at the hospital," Mursidi recounted. However, nurses should not be exaggerated to perform behavior based on personal interests, for example by providing different services between one and another only because of there is proximity.
To UMM, this was inauguration and oath for the 15th force of nursing diploma graduates. Study program which was established in October 5, 1993, until now has graduated 980 nursing diploma graduates.
Meanwhile, the first best graduate this year is Nike Wahyuni with a GPA of 3.48 from Pasuruan, the second best graduate is Izzatul Hayati with a GPA of 3.47 from Gresik. Health Science Faculty also gave award to non-academic achievers from sport field namely Fitriani from Blitar.
In his speech, Lestari said that delivering them to the peak of success was not an easy task. Many obstacles and barriers had to be passed. "But we had managed to go through it all with patience and understanding," he said.
Thus, Lestari told about three things to the graduates, namely increasing self-confidence, keeping the good name of the alma mater and keeping in touch with the university despite of becoming alumni. (tpd/nas/t_alf)