The 2021 graduating class of Brookdale Neighborhood Faculty’s Well being Science Institute have been acknowledged for his or her accomplishments on the Nursing Pinning Ceremony on Could 17 and Allied Well being Pinning Ceremony on Could 18.
The pinning ceremony has an extended, wealthy historical past, and the apply is now customary in nursing colleges throughout the nation. The pin the graduates obtain “hyperlinks you to the entire alumni of this program who’ve gone ahead to be one of the best nurses in america,” stated Dr. Jayne Edman, dean of the Well being Science Institute at Brookdale. “The symbolism is that we’re pinned collectively, and it’s a image of honor, braveness, and dedication to caring,” she stated.
Whereas the graduates are actually linked to their colleagues, the expertise of the 2021 graduating class was distinctive. In March 2020, all Brookdale lessons and providers pivoted to a web-based atmosphere as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless of the change, these graduates have been in a position to succeed and attain their targets.
“This has been an unprecedented time to be pursuing training, however much more so, an unprecedented time to be pursuing an training in well being science,” stated Dr. David Stout, president of Brookdale. “I wish to thanks in your dedication to dedicating your lives to creating certain that you just enhance the lives of different folks,” he stated.
“Finishing a nursing program throughout a pandemic will not be for the faint of coronary heart,” Edman stated. “You confirmed adaptability, grace, and dedication all through this system,” she stated.
“Within the area that you’re going into, you get to make a dwelling by doing good for different folks,” stated Dr. Matthew Reed, vice chairman of educational affairs at Brookdale. “Lots of you have got already began doing good and have already served the group throughout the worst pandemic in 100 years, and I thanks in your service,” he stated.
This yr, Brookdale had 72 nursing graduates, 27 radiologic know-how program graduates, and 20 respiratory care program graduates. Mikael Khachatryan and Erika Villani have been the recipients of the Excellent Pupil Award for the Well being Science Institute.
Whereas the pinning ceremonies have been in a position to happen in-person, attributable to COVID-19 restrictions, graduates weren’t permitted to convey visitors to the ceremony. Nevertheless, the occasion was live-streamed so the family and friends members of the graduates might see them obtain their pin.
To search out out extra about Brookdale’s Well being Science applications, please go to www.brookdalecc.edu/health-science.
Picture Caption: The nursing graduates obtained their pins on the Could 17 ceremony.