Eight TNCC Students Honored During Nurse Pinning Ceremony

Published: December 15, 2008

Eight Thomas Nelson Community College Nursing students were acknowledged during a Pinning Ceremony earlier this month in Williamsburg. The students completed an Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in Nursing at the College’s Historic Triangle campus.

A symbolic, but meaningful event, the Pinning Ceremony marked a new facet in the personal and professional lives of the graduating Nursing students, said Mary K. Howard, Nursing Program chair.

The ceremony also symbolized the students’ commitment to their profession. During the ceremony, the nurses will recite the Nightingale Pledge, named after nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, as they promise to practice their profession faithfully, aid the physicians in their work and devote themselves to the welfare of those committed to their care.

These students will also take the National Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses.

“The Nursing faculty is very proud of the students’ efforts and dedication. Thomas Nelson Community College with the support of organizations such as the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation is playing a major role in addressing the national shortage of nurses especially in our communities,” said Howard.

Nursing graduates from TNCC make up a large percentage of nurses working in area hospitals, she noted. Students are diverse in many ways and many of them have overcome obstacles and challenges in life to follow their professional dreams, Howard added.

For additional information about the Nursing programs available at the College’s Historic Triangle campus, please call 757-825-2808.

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