College to Hold Capping and Nursing Pinning Ceremony
May 11, 2010
Success has been achieved by 14 Student Vocational Nurses at the Cerro
Coso Community College, IWV Campus. A formal Capping and Nursing
Pinning is slated for Saturday, May 15 at 3 p.m. in the College Gymnasium.
"The nursing ceremony is a well-known and honored event. Students
start planning for this ceremony very early in their three-semester
program," stated Cheryl Gates, Director of Vocational Nursing and Health
Career Programs at Cerro Coso Community College. "We are honored to have
Betty Pate, FNP as our guest speaker for this year," continued Gates.
The highlight of the ceremony is always the candle-lighting and recitation
of the Nursing Pledge. The nursing capping and the Nightingale
Ceremony remain a treasured part of the total student nursing experience.
Formal recognition will be provided to the graduates and to their families
and friends, who supported them during their numerous hours of study,
reading of their textbooks or working at clinical facilities. The
ceremony provides validation that the difficult and adventuresome college
experiences have been achieved.
The Pink Ladies Auxiliary from Ridgecrest Regional Hospital will provide the
light lunch reception prior to the ceremony at 2 p.m. The public is
invited to attend this joyous event.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Natalie Dorrell, Public Information (760) 384-6260