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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. Media Advisory-NursePinning-JMu
June 1, 2010
Media Invitation to Cover Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony
Subject: College of the Canyons nursing program graduation and pinning ceremony.
Time: 3 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010.
Place: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons (PAC)
Contact: Diane Morey, (661) 362-3214; Bruce Battle (661) 362-3494
Event: More than 60 College of the Canyons nursing students will take part in a traditional pinning ceremony marking the completion of each nurse’s training.
Celebrating the accomplishments of newly graduated nurses, the pinning ceremony serves as a symbolic welcoming for all those entering the nursing profession.
As part of the ceremony, COC 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.
“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, interim 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.”
In addition, Larry Kidd, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital vice president and chief nursing officer of patient care services, will be on hand to present a check to officials from the college’s nursing department for the continued funding of a full time nursing instructor at the college.
“With this donation, the funding for the college’s nursing collaborative and the donation of the facilities for the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital/College of the Canyons Education Center, the hospital has donated more than $1 million to the college’s nursing department since 2002,” said Sue Albert, COC dean of Allied Health.
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 more than 260 nursing students enrolled at College of the Canyons.
This event is part of the college’s ongoing 40th Anniversary celebration.
Entrance to this event is by ticket only. Advance tickets are available through the College of the Canyons Allied Health office. To secure tickets please call (661) 362-3557.
Media members interested in attending this event should contact the College of the Canyons Public Information Office at (661) 362-5604 or email@example.com.