ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Nursing Graduates Get More Than Just a Diploma
June 27, 2018
Deanna Jung, assistant professor of nursing, explains that while most graduates get a diploma upon graduation, nurses also get a pin as a symbol of their achievement and a visual expression of their dedication to serving others.
The tradition traces back to Florence Nightingale, who was awarded a medal in recognition of her service in the Crimean War. Since 1916, pins have been awarded to all nursing graduates. Continue reading in the Orange County Register.