Manipal College of Nursing holds 32nd Awards & Annual Day

 Manipal College of Nursing holds 32nd Awards & Annual Day

Address by Chief Guest- Mrs. Evelyn P Kannan

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Evelyn P Kannan addressing the gathering

Manipal, March 28,2022: The 32nd Awards & Annual Day of Manipal College of Nursing (MCON), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal was held on Saturday, 26.

Evelyn P Kannan, Secretary General, Trained Nurses Association of India was the Chief Guest.

“Excellence in education, excellence in practice and excellence in retention is very evident in Manipal Academy of Higher Education. Nursing is an important pillar of healthcare. I advise the young generation to have a good attitude, aptitude and be committed to this noble profession that helps relieves the suffering of so many people around the world,” Evelyn P Kannan said.

Dr Vincia Pandian, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, Immersive learning and Digital innovations, John Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland, was the Guest of Honor.

“Effort, motivation, passion and perseverance are crucial in achieving one’s dreams. Students especially in Nursing should focus on both internal and external motivators to achieve their goals. I encourage the students to work hard, learn and achieve mastery. Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way to achieve success,” Dr Vincia said.

The event was presided over by Dr Venkatraya M Prabhu, Pro Vice-Chancellor Health Sciences, MAHE, Manipal.

He defined MCON as a jewel in the crown of MAHE.

“The young professionals produced here are the ambassadors of the Nursing profession. The medical profession is based on ‘Cure Rarely, Comfort Mostly, Console Always’.  I encourage all the students to keep this legacy going by having a good Samaritan spirit. The Healthcare profession as a whole, should strive to achieve Florence Nightingale’s vision for universal recognition of nurses,” he said.

Dr. Tessy Treesa Jose, Associate Dean and Professor, Department of Psychiatric (Mental Health) Nursing, MCON, Manipal, welcomed the gathering, Dr. Judith A Noronha, Dean, MCON, Manipal presented the Annual report of the college. Sheela Shetty, Assistant Professor and Convener of the Annual Day program proposed the vote of thanks. Flavia Noronha, Lecturer, compered the formal program. 

The event included honoring of meritorious students of BSc, PBBSc, MSc, MPhil Nursing, Nurse Practitioner in Critical Care and PhD & faculty members for their various achievements. Viola Josna Mathias, BSc Nursing batch of 2017-21 was awarded the Best outgoing student.  

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