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Nurse Pinning Ceremony Held December 13

Released: 12/07/2006

LSU Alexandria’s Department of Nursing will hold a pinning ceremony for its nursing graduates at 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, in the Barbara Brumfield Caffey Annex on the LSUA campus.

The 46 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.