Northwestern Colleges Violet L. Schumacher School of Nursing recently held its pinning ceremony to celebrate the colleges Class of 2014 nursing students. The ceremony was in the auditorium of the colleges Bridgeview, Ill. campus, according to a news release.
Nursing students graduating from the Violet L. Schumacher School of Nursing have earned their associate of applied science degrees in nursing, according to the release. Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN licensure examination, they will receive their RN designation.
The ceremony was hosted by Janet Davis, RN, PhD, dean of the school of nursing. Nursing student Raphael Parayao of Cicero was selected by his classmates to serve as the 2014 class speaker.
The ceremony featured the traditional presentation of pins to each individual student. Each students name was announced by Rikki Muro, RN, MSN, assistant professor of nursing, with the actual pinning of each nursing student conducted by Davis. The ceremony concluded with the lighting of a candle held by a lantern, symbolizing the passing of the flame from the founder of professional nursing, Florence Nightingale. The flame was passed along to each nurse, followed by the recitation of the nurses pledge. The event concluded with a reception hosted by the college.
We are so very proud of our 2014 nursing class, Northwestern College President Lawrence Schumacher said in the release. They have a solid education with which to build successful nursing careers. They can now go out into the world and heal the sick, just as Florence Nightingale did so many years ago.