SEVENTY-FOUR, new, registered nurses graduated under the Ministry of Health and Medical Services on Tuesday at the Wesley United Church.
Graduate representative Aldron Toata thanked the nursing supervisors who had guided the new nurses through their probation period.
They had shown the light and guided the graduates to completion of their probation, he said.
“Today marks a beginning of a journey, a journey that has been walked by many in front of us,” he said.
“Our nation is ready to receive us today and may we go out with a dedicated heart.”
The theme of the year’s registered graduation ceremony was ‘Nurses a Voice to Lead Health is a Human Right’.
The newly registered nurses have undergone months of probation in various clinics and hospitals around the country before receiving their graduation certificates.
They completed their studies from the Solomon Islands National University SINU, Pacific Adventists University, Atoifi Nursing Campus and Helena Goldie campus.
The Chairman of Solomon Islands Nursing Council Board, Micheal Larui, congratulated the newly registered nurses and wished them luck.
“Today marks a milestone of a new journey which their badges and certificates recognise,” Mr Larui said.