This symbolic ceremony is as old as the nursing profession itself, it serves to welcome the graduating students into this prestigious profession. It is a traditional rite of passage that marks the completion of the nursing program. Florence Nightingale was awarded the Red Cross of St. George. She in turn presented pins to the nursing graduates. By the early 1900s, it became standard practice for nursing schools affiliated with hospitals. The pinning ceremony connects the new graduating nurses to those that came before and celebrates the completion of a rigorous nursing program.
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