Published October 2, 2019
This year’s Rising Seniors Pinning Ceremony took place on Friday, September 20, 2019.
This ceremony marks a milestone in the student’s journey as they begin the final year of their undergraduate degree and prepare to enter the nursing profession. This ceremony honors both the traditional senior and ABS students.
The UB SON was among 50 schools of nursing across the U.S. to be selected by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the American Association of College for Nursing for funding for white coat and similar ceremonies.
"We are really happy to be selected for this at the university because it demonstrates the passion our students show for the patients they care for," says Cathy Mann, assistant dean for undergraduate studies. "It also shows the faculty's commitment to inspire the next generation of nurses who provide that humanistic part of care."
During the ceremony, students received two pins: a gold UB pin, which accompanies their silver UB pin received during junior year, and The Gold Foundation pin. The students are encouraged to wear their pins during their clinicals and when they fully enter the nursing profession.
In addition to funding from The Gold Foundation, this year marked the first time UB nursing students received the DAISY award.