A nursing pinning ceremony is a traditional event held to celebrate and honor nursing students who have completed their nursing degree programs and are about to enter the nursing profession. The ceremony has a long history, dating back to the 19th century, and is a rite of passage for many nursing students. During the ceremony, nursing students receive a nursing pin, which is a symbol of their achievement and signifies their entry into the nursing profession. In addition to the presentation of the nursing pin, the pinning ceremony typically includes speeches from faculty members, nursing professionals, and other guests, as well as the recitation of the Nightingale Pledge, which is a modified version of the Hippocratic Oath that is taken by nursing students.
The pinning ceremony is a significant moment for nursing students, as it marks the culmination of their studies and the beginning of their careers as healthcare professionals.