MEPN Students Celebrate Completion of Pre-Licensure Training at Pinning Ceremony

MEPN Pinning Celebration 2021

Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
The celebration was held in three adjoining lecture halls in Health Sciences West on the Parnassus Heights campus, in order to achieve physical distancing.
The celebration was held in three adjoining lecture halls in Health Sciences West on the Parnassus Heights campus, in order to achieve physical distancing.
Student Arthur Murray receives his pin at the MEPN Pinning Celebration.
Student Arthur Murray receives his pin at the MEPN Pinning Celebration.
Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
Student Claudia Martinez holds her certificate during the MEPN Pinning Celebration.
Student Claudia Martinez holds her certificate during the MEPN Pinning Celebration.
Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
Student Alvaro Tellez Arriaga receives his pin during the MEPN Pinning Celebration.
Student Alvaro Tellez Arriaga receives his pin during the MEPN Pinning Celebration.
Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
Student Cassie Xu applauds her peers at the MEPN Pinning Celebration.
Student Cassie Xu applauds her peers at the MEPN Pinning Celebration.
Students Melissa Im-Giuffrida and Enrique Esteinou helped organize the MEPN Pinning Celebration.
Students Melissa Im-Giuffrida and Enrique Esteinou helped organize the MEPN Pinning Celebration.
Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
Students in the School of Nursing’s MEPN Program celebrated the completion of their first year at an in-person Pinning Celebration.
Students Coleton Schmitto (left) and Melissa Im-Giuffrida celebrate at the MEPN Pinning Ceremony.
Students Coleton Schmitto (left) and Melissa Im-Giuffrida celebrate at the MEPN Pinning Ceremony.

 

By Katherine Tam / Photography by Susan Merrell
June 14, 2021

Persevering through a pandemic and other challenges, students marked the completion of their rigorous first year in the Master's Entry Program in Nursing with a Pinning Ceremony on June 11, 2021.

The ceremony is a time-honored nursing school tradition that dates back to 1855, and includes the recitation of the nursing pledge. It also marks the students' matriculation into the two-year master’s program portion of their training, after they sit for the board exam to become licensed registered nurses this summer.

The ceremony was held in-person in Health Sciences West on the Parnassus Heights campus, with Dean Catherine Gilliss' approval. Associate professor Deena Mallareddy delivered the keynote speech and Kevin McGirr served as the faculty speaker. The student speakers were Maritza Franqui and Sylvie Lauzon. Gal Haroush and Mel Im-Giuffrida were honored as the recipients of the Cait Walsh Award.