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pinnPinning Ceremony for QCC Nursing Program Graduates

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
cronayne [at]

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WORCESTER, Mass.  –  Students who will be graduating from Quinsigamond Community College’s Nurse Education program this spring will be honored during a pinning ceremony to formally recognize those finishing the program.

The Associates Degree in Nursing pinning ceremony will take place on Friday, May 18 at 6 p.m. in Quinsigamond’s Hebert Auditorium.

Students will wear the traditional white nursing uniform and be presented a special pin by the College to mark their achievement.  The pinning ceremony, which dates back to the 1800’s, also includes a symbolic candle lighting ceremony to remind the students to carry out the ideals of the nursing tradition.

Graduates of QCC’s Associate of Science Degree in Nursing students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.