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LSUA Nurse Pinning Ceremony to Be Held May 16

Released: 05/10/2007

LSU Alexandria’s Department of Nursing will hold a pinning ceremony for its nursing graduates at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, in the Gymnasium located in LSUA Fitness Center.

The 53 nursing graduates will receive their pins and then participate in a traditional candle-lighting ceremony. The graduates will then recite the Nightingale Pledge in honor of Florence Nightingale, a pioneer and reformer of the nursing profession. The pledge is a variation of the Hippocratic Oath taken by physicians and is a traditional part of pinning ceremonies dating back to the 1800s.