Fourteen area nursing students were recognized during a pinning ceremony on the Detroit Lakes campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College on July 27.
All 14 completed their AAS degrees in Practical Nursing.
Wendy Holm delivered the student welcome, and Stephanie Helgeson was the student speaker at the ceremony, which is a tradition that marks the completion of a student’s nursing education. A pin unique to each college’s nursing program is placed on each student’s nursing uniform by a faculty member to signify the transition from student to practicing professional.
Following validation from a dean for completion of their programs, the students are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing exam that determines their initial eligibility to hold a license to practice nursing.