Nursing program honors 47 students in pinning ceremony

The Catherine W. Wood School of Nursing’s Class of 2023 participated in a special pinning ceremony that marks the passage from the student role to the practice role.

Dr. Stacy Wise, chair of the Nursing Program, said, “The nurse pinning ceremony is a way to honor and celebrate the culmination of many years of challenging work. We wish you a meaningful career as you meet your patients, their families, and your communities where they are, and you guide them toward a healthier version of themselves. That’s how we make a difference in the lives of all who we care for.”

Each of the 47 students received a pin from a faculty member or loved one. The pin of each school of nursing is unique, and only graduates of that school may wear the pin as a statement that they have completed that program. Campbell University Catherine W. Wood School of Nursing’s Inaugural Class of 2018 designed the pin. 

During the ceremony, four students were presented with awards.

  • Nancy Duffy Leadership Award – Rachel Chambers
  • The Nursing Advocacy Award – Lindsay Hall
  • Sandra Goins Nursing Duty, Honor and Integrity Award – Roger Aguilar
  • The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students Carla Tyndall

An important part of the ceremony was the recitation of The Nightingale Pledge. The pledge is an adaptation of the Hippocratic Oath and was composed by Lystra Gretter, an instructor of nursing at Harper Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and was first used by its graduating class in spring 1893.

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) will be conferred upon these students during the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ Spring Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 12 at 3 p.m. in the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center.

About The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students
The DAISY Foundation, as part of its service to the nursing profession’s role in patient care, established this Student Award to provide colleges/schools of nursing a national recognition program that they may use to recognize and celebrate nursing students who demonstrate commitment to care and compassion and make the nurse-patient connection that makes such a difference in the healthcare experience.