Winter Graduation 2021
♪ O Canada! ♪ ♪ Our home and native land! ♪ ♪ True patriot love in all of us command. ♪ ♪ With glowing hearts we see thee rise, ♪ ♪ The True North strong and free! ♪ ♪ From far and wide, ♪ ♪ O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. ♪ ♪ God keep our land glorious and free! ♪ ♪ O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. ♪
♪ O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. ♪ Bonjour/Kwe’/Pushu/Atelihai Hello Graduates! You made it! We are so proud of you! Thank you for your patience in working through this historical time, and now that you are an official CNA graduate, you can move forward and confidently make your mark in this world. We know the way you live and work might never be the same, but if you use all the skills you’ve learned at CNA, you will be ready to think outside the box and embrace the unknown instead of being afraid of it. Think about how you’re going to be a strong individual – one who is adaptable, a planner, a visionary, a problem-solver, a communicator, and above all an innovator. We are celebrating your achievement today even if we can’t be with you.
It’s time to get excited about your future! You deserve it! From all of us at CNA, congratulations! What a fanstastic day! YOUR graduation! I had the pleasure of extending our sincerest congratulations to you when you held your year-end celebration in Nain. And now I am so thrilled to let you know again, know how very proud we are of you, the graduates of our Early Childhood Education certificate program. This heart-felt message comes from me, as dean of the School of Academics, Applied Arts and Tourism and our team at CNA.
We cheered for you right from the very beginning, and you did it! Your hard work and commitment enabled you to arrive at this very special moment and we are so excited for you. We wish you every continued success and look forward about the amazing things you will achieve. With your knowledge, skills & love for learning we know you will make a significant difference in the lives of children, their families and your community. Nakummek Congratulations Class of 2021! You made it! We know the kind of year it’s been for all of you, & we appreciate your commitment & dedication in getting the job done. As dean of the School of Business and Information Technology, I am super excited for you as you embark on the next chapter of what we hope will be a life filled with great opportunities and success.
College of the North Atlantic has been behind you from the moment you became a student, & now that you are alumni, we will continue to support you as best we can. Let us know how you’re doing & tell us about some of the outstanding things you’re doing in your career & communities. Congratulations. Keep up the great work, stay focused & most of all, stay safe! Hello graduates! The day has finally arrived & words can’t express how proud we are of you and your achievements.
We know the past year has been one for the record books. If anything, it’s shown how you can adapt & believe in yourselves to overcome significant challenges & arrive at this milestone! As your dean, I want you to harness the valuable skills & knowledge you’ve acquired at CNA & apply them to your careers with just as much enthusiasm & confidence! In doing so, I’m certain you will be pleased with the outcome. From all of us here at CNA, use the passion, dedication, & creativity you’ve demonstrated during your time at CNA to carve out a future that allows you to showcase your talents wherever your career takes you. We wish you the best, & continued success. Congratulations! Hello PN graduates! My name is Irene O'Brien & I'm the dean of the School of Health Sciences. As we've all seen during the past year, health care is a vital component of our society & the need for highly skilled and dedicated practitioners, is important than ever before.
As dean of the School, I truly believe that a special group of individuals are called to these professions. Today, as we mark your completion of the Practical Nursing program, we celebrate not only your success, but also your commitment to protecting, preserving & supporting the health and well-being of others – often, the most vulnerable of our society. Your chosen career will be challenging, heart-wrenching, fulfilling, and incredibly rewarding. Doing what you love will shine through everyday in your professional practice as well as personal ethics. This job will not describe what you do. It will define who you are & shape who you will become.
Congratulations to all of the Class of 2021. We are so proud of you! Please know that we wish you every success. Hello everyone. My name is Chantille
& I have been given the incredible honour of addressing you today as the Valedictorian for the College of the North Atlantic’s Practical Nursing graduating class. I’d like to start by thanking all of you for joining us in this celebration. On our graduation, we should feel proud of our accomplishments. I am proud of myself for the goals that I have reached throughout my education.
I am proud of all my classmates for reaching this goal with me, & I am so proud of every graduate celebrating with us today. Graduating from college is an amazing achievement in life, & something that we should allow ourselves to take pride in. The Practical Nursing course, as I’m sure we can all agree, is a difficult one. It required hours spent
studying, one too many energy drinks, tears shed over the stress of another failed med math test or A&P exam, & more motivation than one person can have alone. It took support from all of our instructors, our campus administrators, our student development officers, our guidance counsellors, our friends, & our families to get where we are today. But most importantly, we needed the support from our classmates, those who could begin to understand how we felt, because they were right there beside us, sharing this experience with us. I can confidently say that the friends
I made in this program were a tremendous contributor to my success. A huge thank you to everyone who supported us on this incredible journey to reaching this milestone. We have overcome many obstacles over the duration of our program, so we truly deserve to cherish this special moment & hold it in our memories for years to come. Perhaps the biggest challenge was facing together the unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic & the uncertainties it brought. Seeing COVID cases rise & going into lockdown showed us how much we often take for granted: the ability to pack a room full of people, to travel to new places, to hug our friends, & to smile at our patients, clients, & residents.
However, through it all, we did not let our fears for the future hold us back. Today, we can officially add the letters LPN to our signature. We are Licensed Practical Nurses, we are real nurses. But we are more than just a nurse. We have been taught that nurses have many roles. We are decision-makers on deciding the best interventions for our patients, we are educators about illness & wellness, we are advocates to protect & promote our patient’s rights, we are learners to keep current about healthcare trends & new technologies, & we are care givers to people when they are at their most vulnerable.
In closing, I would like to leave you with a quote from Florence Nightingale, who once said “I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.” So make no excuses for your actions but be honest & accountable. Take no excuses if you feel things can be done safer, more effective & more efficient, become a champion for change. I believe that all of us graduating today has what it takes to be a successful, phenomenal nurse, & I wish you all every success in the future.
When the days are tough and the nights are long, remember why you chose to become a nurse. Remember that it takes a special kind of person to be a nurse. Remember your compassion. And always remember – give & take no excuses. Thank you & congratulations! ♪ Oh come on in my darling ♪ ♪ there’s no time to waste ♪ ♪ I’ve been dreaming about you ♪ ♪ the whole livelong day ♪ ♪ I wish you were home to stay ♪ ♪ So let’s get right to the business ♪ ♪ of bottles and songs ♪ ♪ There’s no shortage of measures ♪ ♪ and the memories are coming on strong ♪ ♪ Easy they float right along ♪ ♪ I believe I know what lies in store ♪ ♪ Cause I’ve seen this all before ♪ ♪ It looks like we’re gonna be up all night ♪ ♪ Counting stars in the sky ♪ ♪ My love it’s just like old times ♪ ♪ One song more ♪ ♪ Maybe two maybe four ♪ ♪ ‘Cause I’m no good for goodbyes ♪ ♪ Let’s catch the sun by surprise ♪ ♪ We’re gonna be up all night ♪ ♪ We’ll pile into the pub ♪ ♪ and the place is on wheels ♪ ♪ And the floorboards are bouncin’ ♪ ♪ from the jigs and the reels ♪ ♪ And we’re kicking up our heels ♪ ♪ Here we go arm in arm and ♪ ♪ we swing round and round ♪ ♪ And ‘last call for the bar’ ♪ ♪ oh it’s the saddest of sounds ♪ ♪ Here’s a bottle homeward bound ♪ ♪ Yes we’ve seen this all before ♪ ♪ It looks like we’re gonna be up all night ♪ ♪ Counting stars in the sky ♪ ♪ My love it’s just like old times ♪ ♪ One song more ♪ ♪ Maybe two maybe four ♪ ♪ ‘Cause I’m no good for goodbyes ♪ ♪ Let’s catch the sun by surprise ♪ ♪ We’re gonna be up all night ♪ ♪ Oh sweet memory ♪ ♪ take us back to the lake (Fireworks) ♪ ♪ Fireside while those Kingston boys played ♪ ♪ It looks like we’re gonna be up all night ♪ ♪ Counting stars in the sky ♪ ♪ My love it’s just like old times ♪ ♪ One song more ♪ ♪ Maybe two maybe four ♪ ♪ ‘Cause I’m no good for goodbyes ♪ ♪ Let’s catch the sun by surprise ♪ ♪ It looks like we’re gonna be up all night ♪ ♪ Counting stars in the sky ♪ ♪ My love it’s just like old times ♪ ♪ One song more ♪ ♪ Maybe two maybe four ♪ ♪ ‘Cause I’m no good for goodbyes ♪ ♪ Let’s catch the sun by surprise ♪ ♪ We’re gonna be up all night ♪ Hello graduates! Congratulations on your achievements. You are joining tens of
thousands of graduates spanning the globe who have started their careers with CNA. CNA graduates have access to services and benefits through our Alumni Office, including career services & hosting Alumni events for your class. Take a few minutes to register with us through the graduation web page - you'll be glad you did. I hope you all enjoy this time with your family and friends. Remember, students for a short time Alumni for a lifetime! ♪ When sunrays crown thy pine-clad hills ♪ ♪ And Summer spreads her hand ♪ ♪ When silvern voices tune thy rills ♪ ♪ We love thee smiling land ♪ ♪ We love thee, we love thee, ♪ ♪ We love thee smiling land. ♪
♪ As loved our fathers, so we love ♪ ♪ Where once they stood we stand ♪ ♪ Their prayer we raise to heav'n above ♪ ♪ God guard thee Newfoundland ♪ ♪ God guard thee, God guard thee ♪ ♪ God guard thee Newfoundland. ♪ ♪ It looks like morning's coming on ♪ ♪ We've been up talking all night long ♪ ♪ Baby I know the hurt is hard to let go ♪ ♪ You've been dealt a real bad hand ♪ ♪ Don't know how much you can stand ♪ ♪ But there's just something you need to know ♪ ♪ I know you're feeling broken down ♪ ♪ Hang on hope is comin around ♪ ♪ It's a brand new day ♪ ♪ Hear me say ♪ ♪ It’ll be okay ♪ ♪ It's a brand new day ♪ ♪ You’re not your yesterday ♪ ♪ Time to live life your way ♪ ♪ Your time is here today ♪ ♪ It's a brand new day ♪ ♪ We’ll wake up to a new skyline ♪ ♪ Your wounded heart will heal in time ♪ ♪ I’ll help you through ♪ ♪ We’ll take it slow ♪ ♪ Deal you up that winning hand ♪ ♪ Maybe then you’ll understand ♪ ♪ What I’ve been needing you to know ♪ ♪ I know you’re feelin broken down ♪ ♪ Hang on hope is coming around ♪ ♪ It's a brand new day ♪ ♪ Hear me say ♪ ♪ It’ll be okay ♪ ♪ It's a brand new day ♪ ♪ You’re not your yesterday ♪ ♪ Time to live life your way ♪ ♪ Your time is here today ♪ ♪ It's a brand new day ♪ ♪ In the end it’s all up to you ♪ ♪ You’re the one that has to choose ♪ ♪ Only winning no more losing ♪ ♪ I’ll be here right by your side ♪ ♪ Hang on tight for the ride ♪ ♪ Here on out it’s all daylight ♪ ♪ It's a brand new day ♪ ♪ Hear me say ♪ ♪ It’ll be okay ♪ ♪ It's a brand new day ♪ ♪ You’re not your yesterday ♪ ♪ Time to live life your way ♪ ♪ Your time is here today ♪ ♪ It's a brand new day ♪ ♪ It's a brand new day ♪ ♪ Hear me say ♪ ♪ It’ll be okay ♪ ♪ It's a brand new day ♪ ♪ You’re not your yesterday ♪ ♪ Time to live life your way ♪ ♪ Your time is here today ♪ ♪ It's a brand new day ♪ ♪ It's a brand new day ♪ Oh a brand new day ♪ ♪ Listen to me when I say ♪ ♪ It’s all going to be okay ♪ ♪ It's a brand new day ♪