Eight TNCC Students Honored During Nurse Pinning Ceremony

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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.

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Pinning Ceremony Scheduled for TNCC First Nursing Class to Complete Program at Historic Triangle

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Eight Thomas Nelson Community College students, the first completers of an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing Program from the College’s Historic Triangle campus, will be acknowledged in a Pinning Ceremony Saturday, December 15. Family and friends of the graduating students are invited to attend the 2:00 p.m. ceremony at the Espada Conference Room on the College’s Hampton campus.

A symbolic, but meaningful event, the Pinning Ceremony marks a new facet in the personal and professional lives of the graduating Nursing students, said Mary K. Howard, chair of the Nursing Department. The ceremony also symbolizes the students’ commitment to the 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.

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