A pinning ceremony is a symbolic welcoming of newly graduated nurses into the nursing profession.[1][2] The new nurses are presented with nursing pins by the faculty of the nursing school but more often a loved one chosen by the graduate.[3] Often the nurses recite the Nightingale Pledge.[4]

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  1. ^ "Pinning Ceremony". Our Lady of Holy Cross College. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  2. ^ Rivers, Kathy. "Pinning ceremony honors School of Nursing students". Reporter. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
  3. ^ South Arkansas Community College
  4. ^ "Nurse Pinning Ceremony". San Antonio College, The Alamo Colleges. 2012-12-13. Retrieved 2013-11-09.