Thirty-six students who have completed Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso)’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program will be recognized during a commencement and pinning ceremony, alongside 27 registered nurses (R.N.s) who have completed the R.N. to B.S.N. program.
“The tracks offer students unparalleled access to resources worthy of an academic health sciences center, such as interprofessional educational activities, a robust digital clinical library, and opportunities for nursing students to engage with other health profession students in medicine and the biomedical sciences,” said Michael Scott, D.N.P., R.N., associate dean of academic programs in the GGHSON.
During the ceremony, the graduates will be presented with a nursing pin by a person of their choosing, usually a friend or family member. The time-honored tradition is a symbol of newly graduated nurses entering the nursing profession.
This year’s graduating class represents a spectrum of age groups, with graduates ranging from 21 to 43 years old.
Twenty-one percent of the class is male and 79 percent is female, and three graduates are veterans.
The two GGHSON programs are unique to the Borderland because they offer a hybrid educational model — some courses are online and others are conducted in-person. Students in the GGHSON also benefit from interprofessional collaboration.
This is the seventh pinning ceremony for the GGHSON since TTUHSC El Paso became a standalone university in 2013.
What: Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing (GGHSON) commencement and pinning ceremony
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16
Where: Plaza Theatre (125 Pioneer Plaza)