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BRCC to hold Tenth Annual Pinning Ceremony Print E-mail

Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) will hold its Tenth Annual Pinning Ceremony for 17 nursing students on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m., in the Magnolia Theater, located on the Mid City Campus.

The Nurses' Pinning Ceremony is a traditional event marking students' transition from nursing school to nursing practice. The pinning ceremony is the culmination of the initial journey to the professional nursing education.

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 161 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 90.7 percent 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 Interim Dean of Nursing & Allied Health, Dr. Toni Manogin.

BRCC is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commision 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.