May 4, 2004
Contact: Kimberly Stark, (901) 333-4023 / Marilyn
Duncan, (901) 333-4247
SOUTHWEST NURSES WILL BE PINNED AT CEREMONY ON FRIDAY
Forty-six nursing graduates from Southwest Tennessee Community College
will receive a small but very significant pin on Friday, one that they
will wear throughout their careers.
In the nursing profession, the pin, which features the (Florence)
Nightingale lamp and the College name, is one of the most visible signs of
educational achievement and is worn on the uniform or work clothes of
every registered nurse.
The Department of Nursing at Southwest will hold the 2004 Spring Nurse
Pinning Ceremony at 5 p.m., Friday at Mississippi Boulevard Christian
Church, 70 N. Bellevue Blvd. The event is free and open to the public.
Southwest President Dr. Nate Essex, Provost Dr. Andrea Miller, and Glenn
Swinny, Dean of the Department of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Health
Sciences, will give congratulatory remarks. Zachary Edmiston, President of
the Student Nurses Government Association will deliver a message to the
The Department of Nursing, located on the Union Avenue Campus of the
College, was established in 1979 and is designed to prepare graduates for
immediate licensure and employment. The program has prepared more than
2,000 well-trained nurses and other health care professionals for the
Mid-South health care system.
For additional information about the ceremony or about the Department of
Nursing at Southwest,
call (901) 333-5425.