NWC to pin nursing graduates

Northwestern College’s second class of Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates will participate in a pinning ceremony Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The 13 seniors will graduate Saturday, May 8; several have already accepted positions.

Community members are invited to the ceremony, which will also formally induct 21 sophomores into the B.S.N. program. The underclassmen will receive nursing lamps and certificates of commitment, indicating they intend to practice Christian nursing as defined by “The Code of Christian Nursing Ethics,” written by Dr. Ruth Daumer, the department’s chairperson. The code is based on the nursing program’s philosophy of nursing as a healing ministry. Students will also receive Bibles from the Gideons.

Speaker for the event is Jeanne Jungers, B.S.N., a nurse manager with Orange City’s Home Care and Hospice, who will talk about professional nursing as a healing ministry. Northwestern’s nursing department will also present Excellence in Practice Awards to nurses Wanda Gesink from Sioux Center Community Hospital and Health Center and Dawn Greene from the Mental Health Institute.

Northwestern’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing.