I graduated from nursing school on May 7th, and now I'm officially a nurse! Well, after i pass boards! For nursing graduations, they have a special "Pinning Ceremony". It's a tradition, and it's very different from other graduations. The graduates are pinned by someone "special" to them. I chose my parents to do the deed. Then at the end of the ceremony, the graduates light their "Nightingale Lamps" as they recite the nurse's pledge. Like I said..very different than other graduations!
Here are pictures from the night!
This is right after my parents pinned me.
My oldest sister, Heidi, was able to make it. She's been a nurse
for several years now! I'm following in her footsteps!
So we were having a hard time getting a good picture with my parents. This actually the best one! Unfortunately mom looks scared, I look awkward, and dad is laughing. oh well. good times!