The graduate nursing pin symbolizes education and service to others. In 1860, Florence Nightingale began the first professional school for nurses - The Nightingale School of Nursing at St. Thomas Hospital in London. She wanted the graduates to be recognized and respected, so she designed a pin to be worn on their uniforms. The first pins presented in the United States were to the graduating class of 1880 at The Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing in New York City. By 1916 the practice of pinning new nurses was common throughout the United Kingdom and North America.

The tradition continues today as each nursing education institution awards to its graduates a uniquely designed pin that symbolizes completion of the program. Faculty bestow the pin upon graduates in a ceremony that heralds entry into the nursing profession and welcomes new graduates as colleagues ready for the challenge of meeting the healthcare needs of the community.

  • Sunday, January 7 at 3 p.m.
  • First Church of God

Sophomore Pinning symbolizes the transition from academic to clinical studies, when students first experience caring for “real” patients. Sophomore year is a significant step in the journey to the nursing profession. In the past, this ceremony was the first official donning of the Mount Carmel uniform and student nurse cap. Although students no longer receive and wear caps, the modern ceremony maintains the same spirit, celebrating the ministry of caring and service that these aspiring nurses now undertake.

A Girl’s Life is an exciting one—full of many emotional, physical, and environmental changes. Mount Carmel College of Nursing is offering a program designed just for girls and their moms—or favorite grown-up—to explore issues related to puberty and adolescence.

  • Monday, August 27
  • Pinnacle Golf Club, Grove City

2017 Mount Carmel Foundation Golf Invitational Benefitting MCCN: Great Success

The Mount Carmel Foundation celebrated another hugely successful Golf Invitational benefiting Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN). For the first time ever, more than $115,000 was raised for much-needed student scholarships at the College. The annual golf outing was held at Pinnacle Golf Club in Grove City, Ohio on Monday, August 28, 2017. The funds raised from this event will help many students pursue their dreams of becoming professional registered nurses. This year’s presenting sponsors were Central Ohio Newborn Medicine and PNC. A total of 120 golfers and many volunteers contributed to the success of the event.

Pictured: Central Ohio Newborn Medicine, Inc.