Is there a UK Pinning ceremony?

  1. My sister in Chicago was gushing about the nurse "pinning" ceremony -- said it is part of graduation and is very emotional and tied back to Florence etc.

    I've read a few bits and pieces here about it...

    As I'm a mature student starting a UK RN course in September (or maybe Feb, depends on full/part), I'm just wondering if there's anything like that over here?
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  3. by   lisamct
    I dont know about now but we didnt have one when I qualified. Our nursing college sent our college badges out by post, I think they were glad to see the back of us
    Im sure they'res some type of graduation ceremony now but Im not sure what format it takes.
  4. by   Whisper
    Hopefully if I make it that far, I will get a standard university degree, or diploma presentation ceremony, I don't even think I'll get a badge, as they don't seem to have been given out in the last couple of years by my uni, although I know that some other universities still post them out.