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Pinning Ceremony – Class 2017

For our final year students, April 5, 2017 was definitely one of the precious moments in their journey as a professional nurse with the Pinning Ceremony for Class of 2017 held on this day. This ceremony marked the conclusion of an educational journey and the commencement of a new chapter in the professional lives of our final year students. We were honored to have Professor Sophia Chan (Under Secretary for Food and Health), Professor Gabriel Leung (Dean, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine) and Professor Judith Parker (Acting Head, School of Nursing) being our guests of honor to deliver speeches to our final year students in welcoming them into the esteemed nursing profession and encouraging them to embrace the difficulties they may confront as professional nurses.

The pinning ceremony is rich with symbolism and during the ceremony all students received a pin from one of the Pinning Guests and recited the Nightingale Pledge by candlelight, which symbolized the spirit of Florence Nightingale being passed to the students soon to embark on their journey as a professional nurse. The ceremony ended with a heartwarming vote of thanks by the student representative. Our final year students, their parents, clinical partners and honorable guests were contented and delighted to join this meaningful ceremony.