West Hills College Lemoore celebrated its nursing graduates on May 23 with a nursing pinning ceremony!
The nursing pinning ceremony is a special ceremony held for each year’s graduating class of nurses, separate from the general WHCL graduation. This ceremony honors the new nurses and their journeys and welcomes them into the nursing professions
Cynthia Dolata, WHCL Assistant Director of Nursing, served as the faculty speaker. Katelyn Dahl served as the student speaker. Kathryn DeFede, RN MSN, and Director of Health Careers and Nursing at West Hills College Lemoore presented student awards.
Nursing instructor Hilliary Sulcer conducted the pinning and read thank you notes from students to their family and friends as the students were pinned.
Nursing instructor Geri Mahaffey oversaw the lighting of the lamp and recitation of the Nightingale pledge at the end of the ceremony, a traditional way of welcoming nurses into the profession.
View pictures from the ceremony below: