The Pinning Ceremony
Students of the Graduate Entry Pathway (GEP) at UMass Medical School’s Graduate School of Nursing represent diverse backgrounds, life experiences and prior careers. But a single goal unites them: to become health care providers, educators and leaders with a passion for patient-centered care, teamwork and serving the underserved. The Pinning Ceremony signifies the students’ readiness to become registered nurses as they continue their studies towards graduate nursing degrees. During the ceremony, students receive their Registered Nurse pins and recite a pledge to serve their communities and their profession.