The Nightingale Pledge

I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE MYSELF before God and in the presence of this assembly to faithfully practice my profession of nursing.  I will do all in my power to make an maintain the highest standards and practices of my profession.

I will hold in cofidence all personal matters committed to my keeping in the practice of my calling.  I will assist the physician in his work and will devote myself to the welfare of my patients, my family, and my community.

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I will endeavor to fulfill my rights and privileges as a good citizen and take my share of responsibility in promoting the health and welfare of the community.

I will constantly endeavor to increase my knowledge and skills in nursing and to use them wisely.  I will zealously seek to nurse those who are ill wherever they may be and whenever they are in need.

I will be active in assisting others in safeguarding and promoting the health and happiness of mankind.

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