Southwest Tennessee Community College

May 4, 2004

Contact: Kimberly Stark, (901) 333-4023 / Marilyn Duncan, (901) 333-4247

SOUTHWEST NURSES WILL BE PINNED AT CEREMONY ON FRIDAY

Forty-six nursing graduates from Southwest Tennessee Community College will receive a small but very significant pin on Friday, one that they will wear throughout their careers.

In the nursing profession, the pin, which features the (Florence) Nightingale lamp and the College name, is one of the most visible signs of educational achievement and is worn on the uniform or work clothes of every registered nurse.

The Department of Nursing at Southwest will hold the 2004 Spring Nurse Pinning Ceremony at 5 p.m., Friday at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, 70 N. Bellevue Blvd. The event is free and open to the public.

Southwest President Dr. Nate Essex, Provost Dr. Andrea Miller, and Glenn Swinny, Dean of the Department of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Health Sciences, will give congratulatory remarks. Zachary Edmiston, President of the Student Nurses Government Association will deliver a message to the graduates

The Department of Nursing, located on the Union Avenue Campus of the College, was established in 1979 and is designed to prepare graduates for immediate licensure and employment. The program has prepared more than 2,000 well-trained nurses and other health care professionals for the Mid-South health care system.

For additional information about the ceremony or about the Department of Nursing at Southwest,
call (901) 333-5425.