Nursing Cadets with Military Mission

Report by Rikparna Sinha Roy

The commissioning ceremony is the culmination of years of hard work, study and effort that results in a cadet becoming a commissioned officer and marks the transition from officer trainee to a leader. This is a weighty responsibility, but after being trained, assessed, and vetted for years, the newly minted lieutenants are up to the task.

Pic-4-2-300x233 Nursing Cadets with Military MissionThe Commissioning ceremony of the fourth batch of cadets of the College of Nursing was held on 10th January 2018 at the Sushruta Auditorium at Command Hospital, Eastern Command, Kolkata. 31 Nursing Cadets who joined the college on 01 Aug 2013 got commissioned as Lieutenants, thereby joining the prestigious Military Nursing Service. The Hospital staff and family attended the spectacular commissioning ceremony and friends of the cadets who had travelled from far and wide to witness their loved ones begin a new career. Lt Rashmi Dubey was awarded Gold Medal for securing first position in the final year of the West Bengal University exams and was adjudged the Best Clinical Nurse, whereas Lt Sushma Sharma bagged the silver medal for ranking second in the batch and was adjudged the All Round Best Student.

Pic-4-2-300x233 Nursing Cadets with Military MissionThe ceremony depicts the transformation of the young enthusiastic ladies in professionally confident officers. The journey since 2013 have been very eventual for these young stars, who stand confident and ready to take new challenges on upcoming days. Commissioning ceremony marks success of four years of hardship and it is a new beginning.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Chief Guest, Brig Kamal Pathak who is presently the Officiating Commandant, congratulated the newly commissioned officers for their achievement. He reminded them that the journey that they undertake hereon as MNS Officers would test their skills and patience every day. He expressed confidence that they had been trained well by the College of Nursing to be able to discharge their duties effectively, even under challenging circumstances.

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The batch coordinator of this passing out batch is Cornell Nisha Gopidas and parade Commander for the commissioning ceremony is nursing cared Payel Priyadarshini. Parade instructor of this batch is hawalder C.J.S Yadav. Chief Guest and reviewing officer of thus ceremony is Brigadier Kamal Pathak Deputy, commandant, Command Hospital (EC).

The students have gone through training and hardship. According to principal, these four years have transformed these girls into confident professionals enduring plentiful opportunities to recognize and develop their knowledge and skills. These students have done exceptionally well through out the course including music, dance, drama, sports, fine art, calligraphy, cooking etc.

Pic-4-2-300x233 Nursing Cadets with Military MissionThe thirty one successful cadets are Payel Priyadarshini, Renu Mamodia, Nimisha Siji, Zubie Isac, Priyanka Pancholi, Meghna, Juel Sebestian, Susma Sharma, Gopika Rajan, Shama Mishra, Akhila Subhas, Dipika Siji, Sumita Paul, Meena SP, Harita Harisudan, Subha Soni, Deepti, Sanjima Sanjay, Laxmi PV, Sneha Sharma, Adira, Krishna S rakesh, Rashmi Dubey, Reshma Paul, Tasneem Sainuddin, Shivani Rani, Preetilata das, Aryaa Maul, Miti Jose, Anmaria ES, and Swati MS.

The nursing cadets have become proud Lieutenant. Rashmi Dubey has secured the first position with 76. 3% marks and overall distinction in the final examination of WBUH. Sushma Sharma has secured second position with 75.4% Marks.

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Sushma with Parents

Sushma Sharma is awarded for the best all rounder student of 2017 for academic and extra curriculum. Payel Priyadarshini is an outstanding sports person, SNA sports committee chairperson and also got the best athletes of the year 2017.Sushma Sharma was SNA vice president of 2016.Shama Mishra was SNA general Secretary of 2017.

The erstwhile School of Nursing established in 1973 was converted to College of Nursing in 2010 and is affiliated to the West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata. Some of the subjects that these nursing cadets study during their four year training schedule are basic sciences, nursing procedures, pharmacology, pathology, psychiatry, pediatrics, midwifery and community health nursing.

Nursing Officers posted to various Armed Forces hospitals have the distinctive opportunity of nursing the soldiers and civilians situated in diverse parts of the country in time of peace and war as well as play a vital role in the peace keeping forces at UN mission.