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Graduates from SIM – University of Sydney reminded what nursing is truly about

20 Sep 2017

Guest-of-Honour Mr Stuart Newman inspiring the graduates with personal anecdotes.

Meet future challenges head-on but never lose sight of nursing’s core values, the key of which is to care. This was the message Guest-of-Honour Mr Stuart Newman had for graduates at the SIM - University of Sydney (UOS) Graduation Ceremony held on 15 September. Mr Newman is an honorary lecturer and former Director of the Singapore Programmes, Sydney Nursing School at The University of Sydney.

Mr Newman said that while the nursing practice has seen unprecedented advances in knowledge and technology, nurses must “continue to anchor their work in the fundamental core values of nursing”.

Ms Madeleine Lee, Member of SIM Governing Council, also gave a heartfelt address in thanking and praising the work of the nurses. She was sharing from her personal experience of the care and compassion she and her family had received from nurses when a family member was gravely ill. She said nurses are superior human beings, being able to manage both the full rigour of hospital work and find time to upgrade themselves. Her parting encouragement to them was to “care to go beyond” and provide the best for their patients.  

This year saw 72 graduates receive their Bachelor of Nursing degree. The SIM - UOS partnership is in its 23rd year, with some 2,680 alumni.

A beaming silver award winner for academic achievement in nursing (right) receiving the award from Ms Madeleine Lee.


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