Pinning Ceremony

We are disappointed  to announce that the August 13, 2020 Pin Ceremony has been cancelled, in line with public health directives to limit large gatherings due to COVID-19. 

Despite not being able to celebrate in person, we are tremendously grateful for the legacy you will advance and the work you are doing to make our world safer and healthier.

Being a nurse is a crucial role in society — now more than ever. The work we do matters and the role you will play in these challenging times will impact the lives of many.  

 We are so proud of you and the resilience you have shown throughout this time of uncertainty and we are excited to see all of the positive contributions you will make in nursing and beyond. 

BScN Pins will be mailed out to all students by the end of August, 2020.  


Dr. Christy Raymond, Associate Dean Undergraduate Program 

The Faculty of Nursing's pinning ceremony is a key ceremonial marker for new nurses across the globe and a time-honoured tradition that will connect you with generations of nurses past, present, and future!

The tradition itself has roots back to the 12th century but is more typically associated with Florence Nightingale, considered the founder of modern nursing, who presented medals of excellence to exemplary nursing graduates at her London school.

By the early 20th century, it became standard in North America to award all nursing graduates a pin to celebrate their successes as students and their futures in the profession.