More than 100 fourth-year Brock University Nursing students and their families gathered Wednesday, May 11 during National Nurses Week to celebrate the completion of their degree program with a pinning ceremony. The century-old tradition is a rite of passage for graduating nurses and represents a commitment to nursing education and training. Each school has their own customized pin, which symbolizes that students are prepared to serve the health needs of society. In receiving and wearing the pin, students accept the rights and responsibilities to provide excellent care to patients and their loved ones. In this photo, Karyn Taplay, Associate Professor of Nursing and Chair of Brock's Nursing Department, has just completed pinning graduating student Tien Truong.