SEOUL, Mar. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The commission and graduation ceremony at the South Korean Armed Forces Nursing Academy was held on Monday in Daejeon.
At the ceremony, a total of 82 individuals were commissioned as nursing officers.
The first foreign graduates from the academy were also honored. Zaya (24) and Solongo (24) from Mongolia are the graduates.
“We were able to adapt quickly with the help of our peers, including classmates and trainees,” they said. “We will become Mongolia’s Florence Nightingale to practice love and service with what we learned at the nursing school.”
Zaya will be assigned to the Ministry of National Defense of Mongolia and Solongo to Medical Command in Mongolia.
Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo delivered the commencement speech and asked that all graduates remember that the health and safety of soldiers should be the center of nursing activities, from the front lines all the way to hospitals in the rear.
The minister further added that it was such “a special occasion for the academy to have two foreign cadets from far away, far from their families. They are finally returning to their homeland after successfully completing the difficult course.”
Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)