With the present brouhaha on 2006 Philippine Nursing Licensure Exam leakage and cheating, Florence Nightingale must be fuming nuts and rolling in her grave! Due to this, I modified the Florence Nightingale Pledge which the 2006 nursing exam cheaters can use and review from time to time while practicing the profession. Here it goes…
I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in impurity and to malpractice my profession faithfully. I will in no way abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will enjoy taking or stupidly administer any harmful drug.
I will do all in my power to destroy and lower the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the malpractice of my calling. No way will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work (let him do his crappy stuff), and detach myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.
Kudos to you big time cheaters! With the stigma brought about by this shame, I’m sure 2006 professional nurses will never land a job abroad. This scandal actually brought one advantage for the country. At least for now the Philippines will not experience the shortage of nurses.
Now we’re screwed!