Pinning Ceremony at Nunez

Pinning Ceremony at Nunez

The Health and Natural Science Division at Nunez Community College held its Fall Pinning Ceremony for the Practical Nursing Diploma Program on Dec. 17.

The tradition of the nursing pin and the ceremonial pinning we know today, actually originated in the 1860’s at the Nightingale School of Nursing at St. Thomas Hospital in London. Having been recently awarded The Red Cross of St. George for her selfless service to the injured and dying in the Crimean War, Florence chose to extend this honor to her most outstanding graduate nurses by presenting each of them with a medal for excellence.

The class of December 2019: Baha Baskir (Belle Chasse), Jillian Candebat (Slidell), Mary Chatelain (Covington), Bidney Davis (New Orleans), Dominique Holloway (New Orleans), Bethany Hosli (Slidell), Angelina Jones (Avondale), India Montgomery (Kenner), Racquelle Morsch (Slidell), Debra Redfearn (Metairie), Erica Singletary (Chalmette), Katina Spann (New Orleans), Bennisha Spurlock (New Orleans), Miranda Tufaro (Arabi), Tiffany Walker (New Orleans) and Tanisha Wilson (New Orleans).

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