Millikin nursing students honored at Legacy of the Lamp ceremony
Florence Nightingale set a standard of caring for all nurses to follow. Often called "the Lady with the Lamp," Nightingale paved the way for the heroic work of nurses today. Her compassion set her apart from others as she gained her famous moniker for checking in on her patients by lamplight, often writing letters to loved ones at home on their behalf.
“灯”是南丁格尔的象征, 彰显学习之光, 知识和关怀. That symbol was used as a means of honor during the Millikin University School of 护理's annual Legacy of the Lamp ceremony on Oct. 伊利诺斯州迪凯特市美景公园的1台.
More than 50 nursing undergraduates and six graduates were recognized during the ceremony that took place during Millikin's 2021 同学会 celebration. The nursing majors received a ceramic lamp as a symbol of their move into the next level of their clinical studies.
Dr. 温迪C. Millikin护理学院院长Kooken说
"The Legacy of the Lamp is a long-standing tradition at the 密利金护理学院. 虽然在南丁格尔之前也有护士, none of them galvanized the attention of the world like she did,“博士说. 温迪C. Millikin护理学院院长Kooken说, as she addressed the students. "She felt a calling from God to become a nurse despite all the opposition. This sort of passion and focus is absolutely what it takes to get through this difficult course of study and to remain resilient throughout your career of nursing."
Kooken says that now more than ever, with a complicated shortage, nurses are needed. According to Kooken, there will be close to 200,000 nursing positions available through 2030.
“ROR平台需要你. 护理 is never an easy choice, and it never has been. Florence Nightingale saw people in their worst conditions and she also saw the reward of her vision for what healing could be,”Kooken说. "It was reported that sometimes she was on her knees for eight hours during clinicals changing bandages. She was revered by her patrons because she literally saved their lives with sanitation, 与警惕, and she started evidence-based nursing with her statistical calculations that showed her methods saved lives."
库肯最后说, “ROR平台可以让世界变得更美好, and I believe you can make the world a better place."
Prior to receiving the lamps, Millikin nursing majors heard from 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Dr. 约翰·布莱克曼说, who currently serves as an assistant professor of nursing at Illinois State University.
双倍密利金明矾, Blakeman graduated summa cum laude in 2013 with his Bachelor of Science in 护理 and in 2015 with his Master of Science in 护理. 在密利金读书的时候, Blakeman served on several School of 护理 committees and served as the 专业学院 representative and Vice President of 学术 Affairs for the Millikin University Student Senate. He was also involved in several on-campus organizations.
在准备发言时, Blakeman said he wanted to find something meaningful to share with the audience … and that was not "two hours long.他专注于“如何让自己继续前进”," and how to think about the long-term goals of graduating and practicing as a nurse.
Blakeman used storytelling as a way to engage with the listeners and brought up moments with his family. 大约八个月前, 布莱克曼的祖父住院了, 作为家庭护士, Blakeman "got the call" from a nurse at the hospital. That nurse happened to be a former student of Blakeman's from three of the courses he taught.
“对我来说, it was one of those moments where I reflected on what I'm doing as a nurse educator and it also helped me think about how nursing students really might be taking care of my family someday,”他说. "We want you to be great nurses because we want you to be great nurses for everyone."
After his time at Millikin as an undergraduate student, Blakeman worked for several years in the cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery settings and then moved into nursing education. He has been a nurse educator for six years and was recognized in 2019 as a Nurse Educator Fellow by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. 他完成了他的博士学位.D. in 护理 at Illinois State University in 2020, receiving the university-wide Clarence W. Sorensen Distinguished Dissertation Award for his dissertation work on women's heart attack symptoms.
Blakeman currently conducts research related to cardiovascular disease and symptom science, 尤其是个体如何感知, 属性, react to and manage symptoms of different types of cardiovascular disease. His ultimate goal is to improve recognition of cardiovascular disease symptoms, reduce delay times in seeking health care and optimize symptom management.
Blakeman left the audience with a question: When you become a nurse, 这种方法或态度会是什么? "You want to walk into that patient's room thinking that they are your family member, 尽管事实并非如此, 像对待你的家人那样对待他们, 或爱人, 治疗,”他指出.
The following nursing students were recognized at the Legacy of the Lamp ceremony:
O 'Livia Stalter