A Time Honored Nursing Tradition

December 27, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s rare these days to see a nurse dressed in anything but hospital scrubs, but at East Los Angeles College earlier this month, nursing students donned their traditional white nursing uniforms, pointed caps and all,  to take part in ELAC’s Associate Degree of Nursing Pinning Program in Ingalls’ Auditorium

It’s a time honored tradition both poignant and inspiring, that includes the nursing students pledging to discharge their duties with honor and care, receiving their nursing pins, and the lighting of candles as a symbol of being a beacon of light to those who are ill.

(Photo by Mario Villegas)

(Photo by Mario Villegas)

In following tradition, East Los Angeles College nursing students Giang Young, left and Nga Le light candles before taking the International Pledge of Nursing .

(Photo by Mario Villegas)

(Photo by Mario Villegas)

A jubilant Ingrid Reyes, left, receives her nursing pin from Lurelean Gaines, East Los Angeles College director of nursing.

(Photo by Mario Villegas Dec. 15, 2017)

(Dec. 15, 2017-Photo by Mario Villegas)

Nursing students Paula Vu, left, Christiane Ruiz and Linda Gomez flash smiles for family and friends after reciting the International Pledge of Nursing.







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