Henderson, Nev. Thirty-two nursing students will be honored at Nevada State College’s annual pinning ceremony Tuesday, May 22, at 4 p.m. at the Henderson Convention Center located at 200 S. Water Street, just off Atlantic Avenue.
Pinning ceremonies are a tradition in the nursing field. Students will be pinned by a family member or friend.
We’re proud to graduate another 32 qualified nurses into Southern Nevada’s workforce, said Dr. Fred Maryanski, president of Nevada State College. This ceremony represents both the hard work these students have completed to earn their degrees and NSC’s evolution as a college. Its growth over the last several years is evidence that programs such as these are needed, in demand and having a direct and positive impact on our community.
The pins students will receive are also a tradition at Nevada State College, as they were designed by an NSC graduate.
Upon graduation, students must pass their National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) in order to become licensed registered nurses. The NCLEX exams are given by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
NSC’s official commencement ceremony for the entire college will take place Thursday, May 24, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Henderson Pavilion located at 200 S. Green Valley Parkway, just off Paseo Verde Parkway.
Nevada State College opened its doors to students in September 2002 after the Board of Regents and the Nevada State Legislature determined the need for enhanced educational opportunities in Southern Nevada in 1997. The college currently enrolls 1,950 students.
NSC offers progressive bachelor’s programs in several in-demand fields of study as well as a low student-to-professor ratio and competitive tuition rates.
For more information on Nevada State College, call: 702. 992.2000 or visit: nsc.edu.