GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 26, 2018) – Bob Jones University will host the 37th annual Nursing Pinning Ceremony Thursday, May 3, for the 2018 graduates of BJU’s nursing program. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. in Rodeheaver Auditorium on the BJU campus.
During the ceremony, 28 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.
BJU President Steve Pettit will speak to the graduates and Dr. Dave Fisher, BJU’s vice provost for administration, will give the welcome and benediction. Rebecca Teruel, BJU’s Nursing Association president, will give the dedication speech to the graduating class.
The first pinning ceremony was held in 1982, the inaugural year of BJU’s nursing program. Since then, over 1,200 nursing students have graduated from BJU.