I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice
my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or
knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate 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 practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his
work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.
This modified Hippocratic Oath was arranged by Mrs. Lystra E. Gretter and a Committee for the Farrand Training School for Nurses,
Detroit. It was called the Florence Nightingale Pledge as a token of esteem for the founder of modern nursing.