I GOT PINNED TODAY!!!

  1. YIPPIE!!! I got my nurses pin today, and they also gave us a "nurses lamp of learning" which I am quite embarassed to say that I don't have the foggiest idea of what the significance of it is. Anyone with any knowlege of this lamp care to share? I've tried to google it but all I get is links to buying a lamp!.
    I also got my graduation cap and gown wooohooo!!!!
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  3. by   elkpark
    The lamp is a reference to Florence Nightingale -- in the British army hospital she ran at Scutari, after the other nurses had finished their day's work and gone to bed, she would walk through the wards at night with her lamp and check on the sickest patients herself. (However, the lamp that is now used in all the nursing school ceremonies looks nothing like the style of lamp she actually carried.) That's how Nightingale became known as "the lady with the lamp" and the lamp (the wrong lamp, though!) became an international symbol of nursing.
  4. by   shippoRN
    Quote from elkpark
    The lamp is a reference to Florence Nightingale -- in the British army hospital she ran at Scutari, after the other nurses had finished their day's work and gone to bed, she would walk through the wards at night with her lamp and check on the sickest patients herself. (However, the lamp that is now used in all the nursing school ceremonies looks nothing like the style of lamp she actually carried.) That's how Nightingale became known as "the lady with the lamp" and the lamp (the wrong lamp, though!) became an international symbol of nursing.
    Thank you, I knew it might have had something to do with Florence Nightingale I just didn't know to what capacity. Much appreciated.
  5. by   goodstudentnowRN
    Congrats on your pinning ceremony. I wish you all the best.
  6. by   madwife2002
    Congratulations on your success
  7. by   lilo2010
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    Congrats
  9. by   intuition
    congratulations!
  10. by   Natingale
    congrats mystiq!! time flew huh?! I remember when you would post about applying to Beth Israel, Im so happy for you. I have one more year to go @ NCC

    Best of luck, so what are you gonna do now? Disney world?
  11. by   mwdw04
    CONGRATUALTIONS!
  12. by   tbell2
    Good for you!!!!


    I can only imagine the great feeling you have right now!

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