The University of South Carolina Beaufort conducted a Baccalaureate Nursing Pinning Ceremony last week for 31 graduates of the 2013 pre-licensure class of the university’s Department of Nursing on the Historic Beaufort Campus.
The event at the USCB Center for the Arts was only the third pinning ceremony since the inception of the BSN program at USCB in 2011.
The pre-licensure track in the Bachelor of Science program in Nursing at USCB provides a four-year course of study for BSN students. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing.
After a welcome by Dr. Rose Kearney-Nunnery, chair of the Department of Nursing, Dr. Jane T. Upshaw, the university chancellor, offered opening remarks. Sarah A. Larimore delivered the Class of 2013 Address.
Dr. Alan Warren, an instructor of Nursing at the university, delivered the keynote address.
Dr. Sue Ellen Johnson, assistant professor of Nursing, presented student awards.
Pinning of the BSN candidates followed. The lapel pin presented to each nurse candidate signifies the honor of the nursing profession and the school from which the nurse graduated. The pin awarded today was designed by graduates of the first BSN class in 2011. It is presented to each BSN graduate by the faculty as a symbolic welcome to the nursing profession.