First ceremony to impose cofias and badges on intercultural nurses in Waslala
Students of the Senior Technician in Intercultural Nursing, new servers of the Caribbean people.
Jindriska Mayorga Polanco

The University of the Autonomous Regions of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast (URACCAN), in its extension of Waslala, held the first ceremony of imposition of cofias and badges to 21 students of the Superior Technician in Intercultural Nursing.

La PhD. Leonor Ruiz Calderón, vice-chancellor of the Las Minas compound, said it is a challenge for URACCAN "this first generation of nurses of the university extension in the municipality of Waslala, who receives a new stage in his academic training. That fills us with a lot of joy and pride."

Dr. Ruiz added that imposing cofias and badges represents "a promise and a commitment to her patients, to society and to you as health professionals, also regarded as a symbol of identity in the noble profession of nursing students".

"They have taken a very important oath, which in other words calls them to treat others as we would like to be treated, with love, patience and respect," she exhorted.

The vice-chancellor advised health youth to be transmitters of tranquility and safety in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic."Today we are affected by a pandemic that has come to cause many changes in our daily lives, we are invaded by news of all kinds in the media, we leave fearful and, above all, panic and anxiety grab our minds bringing with them other diseases," she said.

"Today their vocation calls them to serve, they will face many challenges and challenges that their profession demands of them, so it is up to them to react in a proactive and innovative way," he said.

He also reported that students are ready to begin their hospital practices, to whom he urged to stand out with quality and commitment in the tasks assigned to them, always reflecting the values of URACCAN and his love for the indigenous, mixed and Afro peoples of the Caribbean Coast.

Symbolism of ceremonial elements

Similarly, the coordinator of the extension of URACCAN in Waslala, Rosidani Molina, referred to the meaning of the elements presented at the ceremony, such as lamp and candle, which represent professional vocation, love of service, delivery of all knowledge acquired and imbued with values, all of which makes them competent for community service.

It should be noted that the imposition of cofias and badges was carried out by the head of nursing of the Fidel Ventura Primary Hospital in Waslala, accompanied by nurses Claudia Mercedes Castro Rodríguez and Irene del Socorro Gutiérrez, teachers of Intercultural Nursing at URACCAN.