News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Advisory-NursePinning
December 17, 2013

Invitation to Cover College of the Canyons Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony

Subject: College of the Canyons registered nursing program graduation and pinning ceremony.

Time: 5:30 p.m. Friday, December 20, 2013

Place: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons

Contact: Diane Morey, (661) 362-3214; Bruce Battle (661) 362-5604

Event: Celebrating the accomplishments of newly graduated registered nurses, the pinning ceremony serves as a symbolic welcoming for all those entering the nursing profession.

At the event, College of the Canyons nursing department faculty members will present each graduate with a nursing pin before the group collectively recites the Nightingale Pledge traditionally taken by new nurses.

Forty-one students from the college’s nursing program will take part in the traditional pinning ceremony, marking the completion of each nurse’s education.

“This event represents the culmination of a nursing student’s hard work and dedication, as well as the beginning of a new career in this caring profession,” said Diane Morey, director of the COC nursing program. “We are proud to have the opportunity to honor our graduating RNs in the presence of their family, friends and peers.”

Since 2000 the College of the Canyons nursing program has worked diligently to address the statewide nursing shortage — experiencing significant growth in the process. Each year a minimum of 100 new students are admitted to the program. 

Currently there are 227 nursing students enrolled at College of the Canyons, with an additional 50 students expected to enter the program in spring 2013. Of the 60 students beginning in the fall semester, 10 are supported by funding received from a Song Brown grant.

Note to Editors: Photo opportunities will be available. However, tripods are NOT allowed inside the theater. Photographers shooting from a tripod will be confined to the PAC sound booth.

Entrance to this event is by ticket only. Media members interested in attending should contact the College of the Canyons Public Information Office at (661) 362-5604 or pio@canyons.edu.