he School of Nursing community came together on Friday to honor the graduating nursing students during the annual pinning ceremony that marks the achievements of their nursing degrees.
A total of 161 students received their pins from their loved ones after collectively completing more than 136,000 hours of class and didactic time, more than 42,000 hours of lab experience, and nearly 100,000 hours of clinical practice and field work time during the past four years. The ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of traditional 4-year students as well as our RN to BSN students.
“Tonight is your ceremonial pinning,” said Lisa O’Connor, dean of the School of Nursing. “Be proud, stand tall and celebrate. It is your time to shine.”
Quinnipiac President Judy D. Olian expressed her gratitude, saying that these graduates are joining a community who is serving in the world’s leading hospitals and at nearby regional medical centers, and who are providing vital support for rural communities.