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Valdosta State University School of Nursing Recognition Ceremony

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The pinning ceremony for nursing students is a special occasion where the faculty, staff, students, and student's family members come together to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and accomplishments each student has achieved over the past two years. To most nursing students, the pinning ceremony is considered more meaningful than the generic university-wide graduation ceremony. 

The nursing students of VSU would like to voice our concerns over the changes that have been made to the pinning ceremony for Spring 2017. Our pinning ceremony will now include students from other health science majors and will be held in the school's P.E. Complex. The faculty of the College of Nursing has made it mandatory for the nursing students to wear our scrubs to the ceremony. We have worn our scrubs the past two years in our hospital clinical and would hate to wear them to such a special occasion. The other departments, such as exercise physiology and dental hygiene, have been told to wear business casual and black dresses to the ceremony. 

The new dress code was made solely from past cohorts who were unable to dress appropriately. Instead of wearing scrubs, the nursing students propose a new dress code for the pinning ceremony. The female students will wear business slacks and a blouse, while men will wear business slacks with a button up shirt.

We encourage our nursing students to share this petition with their family and friends and to sign if you would like to assist in making our pinning ceremony a special occasion.



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