Lake Region State College held its pinning ceremony for the graduating class of associate degree nurses May 13th, 2022, in Robert Fawcett Auditorium.
Twelve students were pinned by individuals who impacted their lives and/or nursing education while at Lake Region State College.
Nursing pins are presented at a pinning ceremony which symbolizes an official welcome and acceptance into the profession.
According to thenerdynurse.com, nursing pins tie back to the Maltese cross worn by the crusaders. The Crusaders wore the Maltese cross as a symbol of service to Christianity. Florence Nightingale was the first to stress the importance of official nurse training and recognition of that training. The Nightingale School of Nursing at St. Thomas’s Hospital in London designed and awarded a badge with a Maltese Cross to the nurses as they completed their program. Eventually, each school of nursing designed and awarded a customized pin.
Lake Region State College will hold pinning for its practical nurse graduates in July.