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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. COC-Media Advisory-NursePinning
December 1, 2011
Invitation to Cover Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony
Subject: College of the Canyons registered nursing program graduation and pinning ceremony
Time: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011
Place: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons
Contact: Diane Morey, (661) 362-3214; Bruce Battle (661) 362-5604
Event: Fifty students from the College of the Canyons nursing program will take part in a traditional pinning ceremony marking the completion of each nurse’s training.
Celebrating the accomplishments of newly graduated registered 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, 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 214 nursing students enrolled at College of the Canyons.
Entrance to this event is by invitation only. Media members interested in attending this event should contact the College of the Canyons Public Information Office at (661) 362-5604 or firstname.lastname@example.org.