The 2018 College of Nursing Nightingale Pledge Ceremony was held at Johnson Hall on March 9th, 2018. It is a ritual performed by the third year nursing students who have completed two years of basic nursing education. The Nightingale Pledge has been made in the USA since 1893. It is a ceremony where Nursing students pledge nursing ethics and nursing principles, and on that day, students lit candles promising to do their best in nursing. They keep the nightingale spirit in mind before doing practice. The Nightingale Pledge includes a commitment to look after patients and continue the nightingale spirit and is a first step to becoming a nurse.