Newman University recognized 23 candidates for the bachelor of science in nursing degree at the annual Nurses’ Pinning ceremony May 14 at Newman.


Newman University recognized 23 candidates for the bachelor of science in nursing degree at the annual Nurses’ Pinning ceremony May 14 at Newman.
Matthew Alexander of Newton was among those recognized.
The event is a tradition in the nursing discipline that dates back about 130 years in the United States.
At Newman, the director of the School of Nursing and Allied Health places nursing pins on graduate candidates’ lapels as a symbol of their completion of the baccalaureate of science in nursing program.
The Newman pin is unique to the university, and was designed by the first graduating BSN class at what was then Kansas Newman College.