Pinning Ceremony


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.