More than 50 nurses recognized during 2021 Pinning Ceremony
OMAHA, Neb. – College of Saint Mary (CSM) celebrated its annual Nurse Pinning Ceremony on July 17th. At the ceremony, each Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduate in the Class of 2021 received a pin as a symbolic welcome into the nursing profession. Pinning is a time-honored tradition in the nursing field, and every school designs its own special pin for its students. The pin for College of Saint Mary incorporates the shape of a cross and represents the virtues of loyalty, courage, knowledge, worthiness, constancy, and truth.
Dr. Christi Glesmann, director of the nursing program at CSM, presided over the ceremony. Hannah Johnson ‘21 was the student speaker, Maribeth Hall ‘21 led the invocation, and Mary Eta ‘21 said the closing prayer. Dr. Sarah Kottich, Provost at College of Saint Mary, delivered the closing remarks.
Nearly all 54 nursing students who graduated this summer attended the special event. During the ceremony, the nursing graduates also recited the nursing pledge.
Each year, College of Saint Mary recognizes two exemplary nursing students with the BSN Student of the Year Award and the Spirit of Nursing Award. Madaline Angel was selected as the BSN Student of the Year for her support of her peers, leadership in the college community and excellence in the clinical setting. The honor of the Spirit of Nursing Award went to Hannah Johnson. Hannah received this recognition for representing the mission of CSM through her commitment to nursing, academic excellence and caring and professionalism in the workplace.
BSN Class of 2021