LIVONIA, MICH. – The Nursing Pinning Ceremony for undergraduate students in the traditional and accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs was held on May 4, in a packed Activities Center.
In addition to remarks from Interim President Ian Day, Interim Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Deborah Dunn, and Director of Nursing Services, ABSN, Karen Piotrowski, nursing student Amelia Senatore gave the invocation.
Nursing students Luke Braska and Molly Chantres tag teamed to speak to follow graduates of the traditional nursing program. ABSN graduate Bryant Petit spoke to his fellow ABSN classmates.
The DAISY Award, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, was created by the family of Patrick Barnes as a way to honor the extraordinary, compassionate care of nurses for their patients and families. Since 1999, the DAISY Award has been implemented in 5,400 healthcare facilities in all 50 states and 35 other countries. You can learn more about the DAISY award on the DAISY Foundation's website. Student DAISY Awards for excellence in nursing were given to Griffen Sawyer and Gavin Vaughn. The faculty DAISY Award was presented to Chelsea Girolamo.
After each graduate was pinned, graduates Deanna Novotny and Julianne Elipse led the graduates in reciting the Florence Nightingale Pledge.