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Giving a Pin as a Gift

Dear Parents and Grandparents of Nursing Students,

Our senior year is well under way, and as many of you may have heard, we are keeping very busy!  While we still have much work ahead of us, it is exciting to think that come May 16, 2012 we will be celebrating at the Pinning Ceremony all of our efforts and our journey toward receiving a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN).  The Pinning Ceremony is a longstanding tradition, in which all of the graduating nursing students, along with their family and friends, join together to celebrate their success in nursing school.  In this ceremony, each student is traditionally and proudly “pinned” with Calvin’s own nursing pin, as a special signature of completing a baccalaureate degree in nursing and being eligible to take the state RN licensure examination. 

Thinking ahead to graduation, perhaps you would like to consider purchasing a nursing pin for your son, daughter or grandchild.  Information about cost and ordering this pin can be found at http://calvincollege.terryberry.net/  While your child would not receive the pin until the Pinning Ceremony, this could be a special gift and keepsake for them, as many nurses continue to wear this pin throughout their career.  The pin is delivered to the nursing department the week of pinning by a representative from Terryberry.

Again, receiving a nursing pin is not required, yet it is a special and proud moment for the nursing student at the Pinning Ceremony.  Although your presence and support is the most important, please consider sharing in this special day in the gift of a Calvin nursing pin.  We are looking forward to seeing you and celebrating with you in May!

Sincerely,
   Nursing Pinning Committee

Sincerely,
Nursing Pinning Committee
Nursing Class of 2013

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