Induction Day: Mixed Emotions from a New Member


Nervous, excited, but certainly happy… that’s what we felt! “MIXED EMOTIONS­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­”-- is what people usually call it.

It was April 17 at around 5:30 in the evening when the sun starts to go down from his throne and yet the seven of us still feels so alive because of what we are feeling. It was a once in a lifetime experience for the seven of us: for it was the moment of our induction as new members and future leaders of the BETA NU DELTA Nursing Society.

During that time, we have these mixed emotions: feeling of nervousness for we really don’t know what to expect during the induction; excited for we are very much eager to experience different learning that the society offers and lastly being happy for finally it’s our induction time and we can already call ourselves as official members of the growing family of BETA NU DELTA. Funny though but it’s true. We felt different feelings during that time and I know these feelings will surely be remembered as we continually live our life in the society and that started from a giant step we took in knowing further the profession we chose and that is by entering the society exclusively for those who are in the nursing profession. We considered it as the start of our deep appreciation of nursing and its vital role in maintaining health in the community through learning more about caring and about helping others.
A start of a new journey and search for different answers in the wonderful life of caring and nursing.

A truly magnificent way in being a part of something where we really belong---the nursing profession.


Joan Braga is an incoming senior nursing student of Notre Dame of Dadiangas University. She was inducted to the Society recently.