News Release


Mount Marty Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony Held

Published Date8\10\2012
The Mount Marty College nursing program held the very first Pinning Ceremony for the August 2012 graduating Practical Nursing students on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. These graduates of this program earned their Certificate in Practical Nursing.

The Pinning Ceremony at Mount Marty began in 1986 for the BSN program and in 2012 for the Practical Nursing program. The purpose of the event is to acknowledge the achievement of the graduate as they transition from the student role to the practice role. The nurse's pin incorporates the philosophy of the school and of the nursing program. The presentation of the pin represents a sending forth or commissioning of the students to begin their nursing careers as graduates of MMC.

Tradition defines that the nursing pin is unique to the nursing program from which the student graduates. In the past, a nurse's cap and pin represented the school from which he or she attended. Today, Mount Marty’s pin remains as the lone symbol of their education.

Each element of the MMC nursing pin represents an aspect of the nurse's dedication. Mount Marty's pin is a black shield on silver with a white cross embedded on the shield. The modified Benedictine cross represents a crossroads of ideas and also depicts the ultimate aim of the college: to form persons in the Spirit of Christ with apostolic zeal for the world-wide work of restoring all things for Christ.

Mount Marty College Nursing Program is proud to acknowledge this year's August Practical Nursing graduates: Ajay Bertschinger, Creighton, NE; Amie Fischer, Menno, SD; Marge Gallinger, Mission Hill, SD; Tanya Hawkinson, Yankton, SD; Tymber Higgins, Naper, NE; Shanele Knock, Yankton, SD; Courtney Riggs, Yankton, SD; Julie Vanden Burg, Yankton, SD; Dawn Wilson, Bloomfield, NE; Jenny Wortmann, Hartington, NE.

For more information on the Mount Marty College nursing program please visit www.mtmc.edu/nursing.