Lake Superior College nursing students will celebrate the completion of the nationally-recognized program in an online nurse's pinning ceremony on Wednesday, December 16, beginning at 7 p.m., to acknowledge their graduate status as professional nurses. Family and friends are invited to watch the pinning ceremony which will be streamed live on LSC’s official Facebook account @lakesuperiorcollege.
"Our pinning ceremony is meant to welcome new nursing graduates into the nursing profession," said Anna Sackette-Urness, Dean of Allied Health and Nursing at Lake Superior College . “The graduates are usually presented with nursing pins by faculty or a loved one. This year we are mailing the pins and holding this ceremony virtually to help keep everyone safe. We still want to recognize and celebrate the success of these students because not only did they complete the associate degree nursing program, which is a very challenging program, but they’ve completed it during an especially challenging time with the pandemic. We couldn’t be more proud of them, or more confident that they’re prepared to step into the workforce and be outstanding nurses."
Two graduating students, Adam Goplin and Riley McGreevy, have been selected to serve as student speakers.
At least forty-four students will graduate from LSC’s nursing program this semester, with about another ninety set to graduate in May. LSC’s nursing program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This qualifies graduates to take the Minnesota state nursing exam in order to become registered nurses.
For those interested in becoming nursing students, applications are currently being accepted, until December 23. For more information and to apply, please visit www.lsc.edu/applytonursing.