School of Nursing Spring Pinning Ceremony

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
McKenna Theatre

The tradition of the nursing pin dates back to Queen Victoria, who presented an elaborate brooch to Florence Nightingale for her nursing service in the Crimean War. The brooch was the first nursing pin to be awarded to a nurse for distinguished service and served as a model for future nursing pins. The first school of nursing pin in the United States was produced for the School of Nursing at Bellevue in New York in 1880.