Mount Marty College-Watertown Nurse Pinning Held
The Mount Marty College nursing program held the very first Pinning Ceremony for the Bridge Nursing Program for May graduating nursing students on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at the Mount Marty College's Watertown location. RN to Baccalaureate and LPN to Baccalaureate programs provide an efficient bridge for diploma and ADN-prepared nurses who wish to develop stronger clinical reasoning and analytical skills to advance their careers. The Bridge Nursing program builds on initial nursing preparation with course work to enhance professional development, prepare for a broader scope of practice, and provide a better understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence care delivery.
Established in 1986, Mount Marty College's Pinning Ceremony acknowledges the achievement of the graduating seniors and their transition from student role to a professional role. The nurse's pin represents the philosophy of the school and of the nursing program, and its presentation signifies a sending forth or commissioning of the students to begin their nursing careers as graduates of MMC.
Tradition defines that the nursing pin is unique to the nursing program from which the student graduates. In the past, a nurse's cap and pin represented the school from which he or she attended. Today, Mount Marty's pin remains as the lone symbol of their education.
Each element of the MMC nursing pin represents an aspect of the nurse's dedication. Mount Marty's pin is a black shield on gold with a white cross embedded on the shield. The modified Benedictine cross represents a crossroads of ideas and also depicts the ultimate aim of the college: to form persons in the Spirit of Christ with apostolic zeal for the world-wide work of restoring all things for Christ.
Mount Marty College Nursing Program is proud to acknowledge this year's May nursing graduates: Jessica Starr, Watertown, SD; Mary Hallauer, Watertown, SD; and Susan Herberg, Beardsley, MN.
For more information on the Mount Marty College nursing program please visit www.mtmc.edu/nursing.