Seventy-four Niagara University nursing students were presented with pins signifying academic achievement, scholarly learning, professional dedication, and Christian commitment during two ceremonies on Friday, May 21, 2021, in the university’s Gallagher Center. The pins, received by graduates to acknowledge entry into the nursing profession, are unique to Niagara University’s nursing tradition.
The hands of 26 students from the accelerated program and 48 in the traditional program were also blessed as a symbolic welcoming into the nursing profession.
Following a homily by Rev. Aidan R. Rooney, C.M., vice president for Mission Integration, and reflections from Margarita Coyne, interim dean, School of Nursing, and Dr. Francis Crosby, special assistant to the provost, nursing education, the following graduates were presented with pins:
Niagara University has a long history of nursing education with a proud legacy of successful and engaged alumni. Accredited by the New York State Department of Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Niagara University's College of Nursing offers three different degree programs: a bachelor of science degree in nursing, an RN-to-B.S. completion program, and a one-year accelerated B.S. in nursing. For more information, visit https://www.niagara.edu/nursing.