Niagara University Nursing Students Celebrate Graduation with Pinning Ceremony
“Lord, give success to the work of your hands in the lives of these nurses. Bless these hands for they do the work of your hands. We pray this through Christ our Lord.”
That was the prayer recited by the Rev. Vincent O’Malley, C.M., as 111 newly graduated nurses held their hands in front of them, a symbolic welcoming into the nursing profession.
This year’s ceremony took place Friday, May 11, in Niagara’s Gallagher Center.
Following a reflection by Father O’Malley, the graduates were presented with pins signifying academic achievement, scholarly learning, professional dedication and Christian commitment. The pins, received by graduates to acknowledge entry into the nursing profession, are unique to Niagara University’s nursing tradition.