PHENIX CITY, AL— Congratulations to Chattahoochee Valley Community College’s Health Sciences Division! Sixty-three nursing, medical assisting, practical nursing, phlebotomy, and nursing assisting graduates were recently pinned in the traditional pinning ceremony.
“We are proud of these individuals as they enter the medical field,” said Dr. Bridgett Jackson, Director of Health Sciences. “This day is testament of their hard work and dedication, and I am confident these future healthcare professionals have the skills they need to be successful.”
The pinning ceremony signifies that students have joined the sisterhood and brotherhood of nursing and other health professions, and are ready to serve society in the healthcare industry. The history of the pinning ceremony dates back to the 1860s, when Queen Victoria awarded Florence Nightingale the Red Cross of St. George to recognize her service as a military nurse during the Crimean War. Family and friends attended the ceremony as CVCC students were pinned by health sciences faculty members. The ceremony also included the presentation of special awards, the lighting of candles, and the reciting of special pledges per area of study.