Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands’ Nursing Pinning Ceremony on Monday, May 6, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix in the Great Hall at 4 p.m. and on Tuesday, May 7, in the LaVerne E. Ragster Administration and Conference Center at 5 p.m. on the Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas. 


A nursing pinning ceremony is a symbolic event for nursing students as it marks the hard work and dedication of their coursework and clinical rotations. Each student receives a traditional nursing pin that marks their transition from a student to a professional nurse. The students take a sacred oath of commitment, the Florence Nightingale Pledge at the Ceremony. 


Members of the University community, family, and friends are invited to attend.  

What: Nursing Pinning Ceremony 

When: Monday, May 6 

Time: 4 p.m. 

Where: The Great Hall – Albert A. Sheen Campus – St. Croix 


 What: Nursing Pinning Ceremony 

When: Tuesday, May 7 

Time: 5 p.m. 

Where: La Verne E. Ragster Administration & Conference Center – Orville E. Kean Campus – STT 


 Contact: UVI Public Relations Office (340) 693-1059