Northwest Nazarene University Department of Nursing held its tenth annual pinning ceremony on Friday, May 4. The ceremony commemorated the ten-year anniversary of the University’s first pinning. Twelve of the 17 graduates from 2002 were in attendance with six original faculty including Judith Stocks, former chair of the nursing department.
The pinning ceremony was a formal send-off of the 34 nursing graduates into their chosen profession. The pin they receive serves as a highly regarded symbol of nursing excellence, commitment to the profession of nursing and completion of the nursing education program at NNU.
The Outstanding Scholar Award honoring the senior with the highest GPA went to Alyson Rino (Baker City, Ore.), and the outstanding clinician award was given to Shelby Santistevan (Nampa, Idaho). Kristen Clark (Southerland, Ore.) received the dean’s award and the nursing student of the year was given to Lindsay Rast (Nampa, Idaho).