Valencia Celebrates 80 Students at Nurse Pinning Ceremony

According to Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity, between 2017 and 2025 the demand for licensed practical nurses in Central Florida will increase by 26 percent, and the demand for registered nurses will increase by 22 percent. Valencia is helping to fill this need by training our future nurses. In fact, on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, Valencia pinned 80 nursing students who completed the Nursing Associate in Science degree — 63 in the traditional track and 17 in the accelerated track — in a Pinning Ceremony held at Olympia High School.

Historically, nurse pinning ceremonies are a symbolic way of recognizing new graduates and welcoming them into the nursing profession. Upon receipt of their pins, graduates recite the Nightingale Pledge, named in honor of Florence Nightingale, which is a modified version of the Hippocratic Oath.

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