Celebrating Our Nurse Graduates: Ready for the Frontline


May 2024 Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Friday, May 10 | 2 - 4 p.m. | T.Plaza

The Pinning Ceremony is a time-honored nursing tradition. The nursing pin symbolizes the completion of nursing educational requirements, allowing the graduate to sit for the national licensure exam and transition to the practice of nursing. At Minneapolis College, a school nursing pin is presented to each graduate.

Every May and December, we gather at the college to celebrate the accomplishments of our Associate of Science in Nursing Degree graduates. This event will commence with a nursing division welcome and opening remarks from Dean Thomas, Vice President O'Kane, and President Pierce. Following this, there will be inspirational remarks from selected students and a community nurse speaker, after which the nurse graduates will be pinned.

During the Pinning Ceremony, each nurse graduate will be pinned by someone significant to their journey. Once the graduates are pinned, the video will conclude with an engaging slideshow showcasing the education journey of the graduating nurses. 

Spring 2023 Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Saturday | May 13 | 2 - 4 p.m. | T.Plaza

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December 2022 Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Saturday | December 17, 2022 | 2 p.m.

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For questions, please contact Dean Naomi Thomas.

For more information about the Minneapolis College Associate of Science in Nursing Degree program: