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Annual Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Posted: May 12 2015
Williston, N.D., May 13th - WSC will have their annual Nursing Pinning Ceremony, Friday May 15th at 1:30 in the Well. Each year as nursing students graduate from, the Nursing Pinning Ceremony occurs to symbolically welcome each new nurse into the nursing community. "Wearing of the nursing pin is a source of pride and privilege earned by graduates of the nursing program.  Each school adopts their symbol or pin to indicate the excellent nursing educational program the graduate came from," Janet Johnson, MBA, MSN, RN?Nursing Coordinator stated.
In addition to receiving a pin specific to Williston State College, the nursing student will participate in the lamp lighting ceremony as they recite the Florence Nightingale pledge. Rich in tradition, these acts allow each student to accept their symbolic plan. "They pledge to help and care for all patients, family, self and community.  They promise to keep confidence of each client family.  They pledge to be active in assisting other in safeguarding and promoting health and happiness," Johnson explained. "The pinning ceremony is part of a long tradition that acknowledges nursing graduates as belonging to a unique group and identifies them as new members of the health care community."

WSC 54th commencement will begin Friday May 15th at 10AM in the Thomas Witt Leach Center (The Well) with a reception to follow. 64 nursing students will be graduating from WSC's Nursing Program this year, 36 with an Associate Degree in Nursing and 28 with a certificate in Practical Nursing.

If interested in WSC's Nursing Program students can go to:
For more information contact, Janet Johnson at 701.774.4290
or for other information regarding Williston State, visit, call 1.888.863.9455, or stop by 1410 University Avenue, Williston, ND.
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