Northeast State celebrates its newest class of Nursing program graduates with the annual pinning ceremony scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on May 5 in the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts on the Blountville campus.
The Northeast State Nursing program will honor more than 60 students graduating with associate of applied science degrees. Each nursing graduate will received a special Northeast State Division of Nursing pin to place on his or her lapel to signify the beginning of a nursing career. Pinning celebrates the transition from the role of student to the role of nurse – a rite of passage into the nursing profession. It is also a symbol of care and devotion.
Pinning, or honor, ceremonies are traditionally held for nursing classes at colleges and universities across the country. The pinning ceremony symbolizes the culmination a student’s professional nursing education. The nursing school pin distinguishes the graduates from all other health care professionals.
Nursing students graduating this spring will receive their diplomas on May 10 during spring commencement at East Tennessee State University/Mountains State Health Alliance Athletic Center on the campus of ETSU in Johnson City. For additional information, contact the division of Nursing at 423.354.5108.