Nursing

Pinning Information

Pinning Information and Pin Order Form:

Pinning Ceremony Invitation - December 2019 invitation will be posted when available

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Pin Order Form Fall 2019 

Pinning Ceremony instructions will be sent to all Nursing candidates for graduation via email in the month before the Pinning Ceremony.

Pinning Ceremony General Information

The December 2019 Nursing Pinning ceremony will be held on Friday, December 20th at 7:30 p.m.  Detailed information will be sent by email.  Below (Information for students) is an outline of the ceremony.

If you have disabilities requiring special accommodations, please see Guests with Accessibility Needs link above.There is limited handicapped parking available by Rhinehart Music Center (see Parking Map link above).  Drop off is available in the circle drive in front of the building.  Additional parking is available in Parking Garage P3. 

We have plenty of seats available and you will not need to limit the number of guests. 

The ceremony will last approximately one hour.  There is a punch and cookie reception that follows the ceremony.

Information for Students

Arrive at the venue at 6:45.  Leave valuables with family members or in your locked car.  The area where graduating students assemble does not have an area to lock up items.

Class photo -- will be taken at 7:00 PM.

Graduates will line up in alphabetical order -- Nursing staff will help get you in order, give you a program, and your name card.

Name cards -- A faculty member will be reading names during the pinning.  We will print a name card with your first name, middle initial, and last name for you to present to her when you go on stage to be pinned.  If you want your name read differently (i.e. Sue instead of Susan, or your maiden name in addition to married name) inform the school no later than the Wednesday before the ceremony.  If you know faculty have difficulty pronouncing your name, contact the school to help get your name right.

Processional -- Students will be seated in the center front section of the hall. You will proceed into the auditorium, and stay standing until after the Invocation.

Pinning -- Students will be pinned by faculty. Students will come forward by rows, hand card to reader, receive pin by first table, shake hands, receive rose from Nursing faculty member, exit stage, then return to seats and sit down. After everyone has been pinned there will be a round of applause for you, the students.

Student Response -- A graduating student or students will deliver student response.

Benediction and Recessional -- Everyone will be asked to stand for the Benediction.  After the prayer, the audience will be seated and the students will remain standing for recessional.  The platform party will leave the stage first and students in front row will follow the platform party out of the auditorium.  A staff member will direct students out by rows.

Reception -- Punch and cookies reception held in lobby area immediately following ceremony.


The Baccalaureate of Science with a major in Nursing program is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing Health Profession Bureau and the Commission On Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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