GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 27, 2017) – Bob Jones University will host the 36th annual Nursing Pinning Ceremony Thursday, May 4, for the 2017 graduates of BJU’s nursing program. The ceremony begins 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, which represents the Christian emphasis of the BJU nursing program. Wearing white uniforms and caps, the universal symbols of nursing, the students will carry a small replica of the Florence Nightingale “lamp of learning,” representing the light and enlightenment that come with knowledge, which they will light during the ceremony while reciting the nurse’s pledge.
The traditions of the nursing pinning ceremony date back to the first ceremony held in 1982, the inaugural year of BJU’s nursing program. This year’s class will mark 1,197 students to graduate from the program.
Bob Jones III, chancellor of BJU, will be the guest speaker. Dr. Dave Fisher, vice provost of the university, will give the welcome and benediction.