GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 30, 2019) – Bob Jones University will host the 38th annual Nurses Pinning Ceremony Thursday, May 2, for the 2019 graduates of BJU’s nursing program. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. in Stratton Hall on the BJU campus.
During the ceremony, 27 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. Sam Horn, BJU executive vice president for enrollment and ministerial advancement, will speak to the graduates and Dr. Dave Fisher, BJU’s vice provost for administration, will give the welcome and benediction. Marvelle Lareche, BJU’s Nursing Association president, will give the dedication speech to the graduating class. The ceremony will be webcast live.
The first nurses pinning ceremony was held in 1982, the inaugural year of BJU’s nursing program. Since then, over 1,225 nursing students have graduated from BJU.