Characteristics Of A Coat Of Arms

1676 WordsFeb 8, 20167 Pages
We see multiple organizations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) or the United Nations (UN) have specific symbols that represent the organizations identity, these symbols are called “Coat of Arms”. What is a coat-of-arms? According to Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, a coat-of-arms is “a tabard or surcoat embroidered with armorial bearings” or a “heraldic bearings (as of a person) usually depicted on an escutcheon often accompanying adjuncts (as a crest, motto, and supporters)” (Coat of Arms, 2016). In general terms, a coat of arms are frequently used to represent the unity of a community, and is seen as the symbolic representation of that specific group of people or profession. Our group has developed a coat-of-arm in which we believe that the characteristics present are those that are most valued or important to the nursing profession. Therefore, our group had come to a consensus that learning and knowledge, open mindedness, adaptability, advocacy, accountability, and guidance are the characteristics that will be present in our coat-of-arms and represent nursing. The first quality we believed was important was knowledge that will be depicted via Lego’s. Lego’s snap in place and remain sturdy for the addition of other Lego’s and can continue without a desired ending. These Lego’s represent the knowledge that nurses including nursing students will endure and continue to experience throughout their nursing career. Knowledge is gained via learning from
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