BJU to Hold 2024 Nurses Pinning Ceremony

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 24, 2024) – Bob Jones University will hold a Nurses Pinning ceremony Thursday, May 2, at 2 p.m. in Rodeheaver Auditorium on the BJU campus. 

During the ceremony, 43 nursing students will be presented with individual pins featuring a cross, representing the Christian emphasis of the BJU nursing program. The students will carry lamps, modeled after the Florence Nightingale lamp, which they will light during the ceremony while reciting the nurse’s pledge.

Dr. Marc Chetta, pre-med faculty, will deliver the keynote address. The dedication speech will be given by BJU Nursing Association president Will Johns. 

“This graduating class has impacted many areas of the BJU experience over the last four years as student ambassadors, residence hall leaders, and actors in several fine arts productions – all while being in nursing school,” said Megan Lanpher, Division of Nursing chair. “We are excited to see how God will use their many and diverse talents as they become nurses. We pray that this class will continue to grow professionally and spiritually and look forward to working alongside them in the healthcare field.”

The first pinning ceremony was held in 1982, the inaugural year of BJU’s nursing program. Since then, over 1,500 nursing students have graduated from BJU. 

The BJU Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an independent organization which exists to ensure high standards, overall quality and continuous improvement of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs of nursing in the United States.