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Eleventh Nursing Pinning Ceremony Set for May 21 Print E-mail

Baton Rouge, LA- On Wednesday, May 21, at 6 p.m., Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) will hold its Eleventh Nursing Pinning Ceremony. This event will be held in the Magnolia Theater, located on the Mid City Campus, 201 Community College Drive.
Forty-five nursing students will participate in the traditional pinning ceremony for nurses, signifying their successful completion of BRCC's Nursing Program. The pinning ceremony is the culmination of the initial journey to the professional nursing education.
The students will also participate in the college's Annual Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 23. Graduation from BRCC's Nursing Program grants degree recipients the eligibility to sit for the Louisiana State Nursing Board licensing exam. Those who pass will receive their license as Registered Nurses (RNs).
A total of 213 students have graduated from the program since the first class of 23 in 2009. Since that first class of graduates, BRCC students have maintained a 96% pass rate on National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).
"We are really proud of our success with the program, and one measure of our success is our high pass rate on the NCLEX. We have never fallen below 90 percent which is a major accomplishment for a nursing program," said Dean of Nursing & Allied Health, Dr. Toni Manogin.
BRCC is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and holds full approval from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.
For additional information on BRCC’s Nursing Program, visit, or call 216-8044.
For media inquiries, contact LaTonya Scott, assistant director of public relations at 225-216-8106.