PSU Holds First Nursing Pinning Ceremony

May 21st, 2013 by blyndes

 

Dr. Mary Bantell, left, pins graduate Whitney Doucette of Meredith.

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– Plymouth State University’s nursing program recently held its first pinning ceremony, the traditional initiation of new nursing graduates into the profession. The pinning ceremony has been a long-held tradition that signifies a graduate has become full-fledged nurse. The nurse pinning ceremony dates back 1,000 years ago and began as a Maltese cross, a symbol of Christianity. PSU began its nursing program in 2011, this year marks the first class to graduate with 32 students receiving their pins.

PSU's Nursing program pin

Plymouth State University’s Nursing Program offers two options to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing; a pre-licensure program and an RN-BS program.

Both traditional students and working registered nurses benefit from PSU’s Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. In addition to advanced courses in diversity, reasoning and leadership, graduates are prepared for additional education for nurse practitioners and specialty practice areas as well as careers in nurse management

Students in both programs become part of a cohort, a group of students that move together as a unit for the final months of the program.

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