MUST Hosts First White Coat Ceremony
Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) recently hosted the First White Coat Ceremony. The event which was organized by the Clinicians Club of Meru University (CCMU), the Meru University Health Club (MUHEC) and the Meru University Nursing Students Association (MUNSA) brought together students from Meru University of Science and Technology, University of Embu, Kenya Methodist University and Kenya Medical Training College (Meru).
The Chief Executive Officer of the Kenyan Nurse, Caleb Wafula, graced the colourful event as the Chief Guest. Also attending the event was the Dean of the MUST School of Nursing, Dr. Maryjoy Kaimuri, the Chairperson of the Department of Nursing, Ms. Millicent Kapigen and the Student Association of Meru University Council led by the Chairperson Mr. Kariuki Wachira. The guests were received by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. Simon Thuranira, on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor.
The white coat ceremony is a significant event in healthcare professions. It symbolizes professionalism, responsibility, and trustworthiness. It marks the transition from pre-clinical to clinical training, instilling compassion and empathy in students while emphasizing ethical guidelines and standards. This tradition recognizes achievements, fosters a sense of professional identity, and promotes unity among healthcare professionals. It also involves family and community, serving as a reminder of the profound impact healthcare providers have on individuals and communities, ultimately highlighting the core values and principles of healthcare professions.