MEPN 2016 Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Ceremony

On June 16, 2016, students completing their first year of our Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) of the UCSF School of Nursing participated in their 2016 Pinning Ceremony, held at Robertson Auditorium in the William J. Rutter Center at UCSF. The pinning ceremony is a time-honored nursing school tradition, dating back to 1855 when Florence Nightingale received a broach from Queen Victoria for her efforts in the Crimean War. It signifies the integrity and tradition of badges worn by the early healers and crusaders of care. These professional pins were awarded to 58 MEPN students.

MEPN students and their faculty celebrate for the camera following the 2016 Pinning Ceremony.

MEPN students and their faculty celebrate for the camera following the 2016 Pinning Ceremony.

Faculty Members at start of ceremony.

Faculty Members at start of ceremony.

Master of Ceremonies and Clinical Teaching Assistant Dan McGuire introduced, welcomed, and helped the students share their gratitude with fellow Clinical Teachers. Clinical Professor Pam Bellefeuille followed with a rousing speech in which she called each student by name enthusiastically expressing her expectations for her pupils—“'I’m counting on you, Anita!' ... 'holy fah-snickers you’re our future!'” Both Dan and Pam affirmed to the audience that MEPN nursing care is unique and special.

The students then shared a video they made of memories and highlights in their first year. MEPN student Christopher Walker presented gifts of thanks to the Clinical Teaching Assistants and MEPN student Morgan Weinert delivered the keynote address on behalf of the students.

MEPN students with their certificates wait to receive their pins.

MEPN students with their certificates wait to receive their pins.

MEPN Program Manager Kizza Chadiha announced each MEPN student as they were then presented with certificates and pins from MEPN Director and Assistant Dean Kris Warner. All MEPN students then recited a hand-selected nursing pledge adapted from The Nightingale Pledge, and the UTA School of Nursing.

MEPN 2016 Pinning Ceremony

MEPN students and their faculty celebrate for the camera following the 2016 Pinning Ceremony.

MEPN students and their faculty celebrate for the camera following the 2016 Pinning Ceremony.

Student Affairs Officer Steven Johnson ensures the ceremony’s final details.

Student Affairs Officer Steven Johnson ensures the ceremony’s final details.

Friends and family gather in the Fischer Auditorium of the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center for a MEPN reception prior to the

Friends and family gather in the Fischer Auditorium of the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center for a MEPN reception prior to the ceremony.

Family, friends, and students proceed up to the 2016 Pinning Ceremony.

Family, friends, and students proceed up to the 2016 Pinning Ceremony.

Crowd awaits start of 2016 MEPN Pinning Ceremony.

Crowd awaits start of 2016 MEPN Pinning Ceremony.

Family enjoys a moment of celebration as the crowd gathers for the start of the pinning ceremony.

Family enjoys a moment of celebration as the crowd gathers for the start of the pinning ceremony.

Master of Ceremonies and Clinical Teaching Assistant Dan McGuire welcomes the crowd to the evening’s ceremony.

Master of Ceremonies and Clinical Teaching Assistant Dan McGuire welcomes the crowd to the evening’s ceremony.

Clinical Professor Pam Bellefeuille rouses her students’ with enthusiastic well wishes for their continued success!

Clinical Professor Pam Bellefeuille rouses her students’ with enthusiastic well wishes for their continued success!

Clinical Professor Pam Bellefeuille rouses her students’ with enthusiastic well wishes for their continued success!

Clinical Professor Pam Bellefeuille rouses her students’ with enthusiastic well wishes for their continued success!

MEPN student Christopher Walker addresses the Clinical Teaching Assistant recognitions—thank you teachers!

MEPN student Christopher Walker addresses the Clinical Teaching Assistant recognitions—thank you teachers!

MEPN student Morgan Weinert addresses her fellow students as this year’s keynote speaker.

MEPN student Morgan Weinert addresses her fellow students as this year’s keynote speaker.

MEPN Program Manager Kizza Chadiha announced each MEPN student

MEPN Program Manager Kizza Chadiha announced each MEPN student

MEPN students with Assistant Dean Warner following receipt of certificates.

MEPN students with Assistant Dean Warner following receipt of certificates

MEPN student poses with Assistant Dean Warner following receipt of her certificate.

MEPN student poses with Assistant Dean Warner following receipt of her certificate.

MEPN students with their certificates proceed to receive their pins.

MEPN students with their certificates proceed to receive their pins.

Crowd applauds this year’s MEPN students completing their first year—congratulations students!

Crowd applauds this year’s MEPN students completing their first year—congratulations students!

MEPN student with the School’s first-ever MEPN service dog—congratulations!

MEPN student with the School’s first-ever MEPN service dog—congratulations!

MEPN students and their faculty following this year’s MEPN Pinning Ceremony.

MEPN students and their faculty following this year’s MEPN Pinning Ceremony.