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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. Media Advisory-NursePinning-JMu
December 7, 2009
Nursing Program Students Receive Graduation Pins
Subject: College of the Canyons nursing program graduation and pinning ceremony.
Time: 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 9, 2009.
Place: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons (PAC)
Contact: Sue Albert, (661) 362-3366; John McElwain, (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.
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 250 nursing students enrolled at College of the Canyons.