College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Pinning Information

BSN SUMMER PINNING CEREMONY 2021: Friday August 6th, 2021. The ceremony will begin promptly at 5:00 PM in the UC Theater for students. Families are welcome to join via ZOOM. 

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7:30 PM CDT

MEETING ID: 988 4330 2096

PASSCODE: Ceremony



About Pinning

The Pinning ceremony is a special event given for nursing graduates every fall, spring, and summer. During this ceremony, graduating baccalaureate students are acknowledged with a UT Tyler nursing pin. 

Students are pinned by a UT Tyler School of Nursing faculty member of their choice. Per policy, only one person pinning per student.

The ceremony will be held in the UC Theatre located in the University Center beginning at 5 PM..

 Students are to arrive at the UC BALLROOM at 3 PM (located on the second floor of the University Center) for check in. (This is immediately following the NCLEX REVIEW that is scheduled that day in the ballroom)

 Immediately following sign-in, please wait there for instructions for class photos. Once group photos are taken, immediately report back to check-in location for line-up instructions. Graduates will line-up in alphabetical order. Ushers will assist. Further instructions regarding the ceremony are provided at that time.

Dress Code (required)

BSN students will adhere to the dress code below. Those not following the dress code will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony.


·         Black slacks (no jeans)

·         Pressed, long-sleeved, white, buttoned down, collared shirt

·         Black, dark gray, or navy tie

·         Black dress shoes (no tennis/running shoes)

·         White lab coat. Nursing patch is worn on the left, upper chest (over heart).


·         Black slacks (no jeans or leggings) or black knee-length or longer skirt

·         Pressed, long-sleeved or ¾ length, white, collared shirt

·         Flat or low heeled, closed or peep toe, black shoes (no sandals)

·         White lab coat. Nursing patch is worn on the left, upper chest (over heart).

Any requests to deviate from this dress code policy (i.e. religious restrictions) must be approved in writing by the Executive Director of the School of Nursing.

Note: Any student needing to purchase a lab coat or School of Nursing patch, may contact:

CR Scrubs
2209 S. Broadway
Tyler, Texas 75701

Ceremony Reservation and Stage Cards (required)

Graduates must complete the below submission form for the pinning ceremony. Submitted information is used for announcing the graduate and their pinner. The deadline to complete the below form is September 4th. Please submit one form per graduate.

Reservation and Stage Cards Submission Form

Nursing Pins (optional)

Each student is given a ribbon at sign-in. The nursing pin needs to be securely attached to ribbon.

·         Baccalaureate nursing pins may be ordered through J. Brandt Company. Your final semester instructor will provide order information.

·         Sigma Theta Tau purple ribbons will be provided at check-in.

Class Motto (optional)

Each semester students are asked to vote for the class motto. Please complete the below submission form by July 30, 2021.

Class Motto Form


The following pledge will be recited at the end of the pinning ceremony. Please read and familiarize yourself with it.

Pledge for Professional Nursing
(Based on Original Florence Nightingale's Pledge)

In full knowledge of the obligations I am undertaking, I promise to care for the sick with all the skill and the understanding I possess, without regard to race, creed, color, politics, or social status, sparing no effort to preserve quality of life, alleviate suffering, and to promote health, as affirmed by the person.

I will respect at all times the dignity and beliefs of the patients under my care, holding in confidence all personal information entrusted to me, and refraining from any action which may endanger life or health.

I will endeavor to keep my professional knowledge and skill at the highest level, and to give loyal support and cooperation to all members of the health care team.

I will do my utmost to honor the International Code of Ethics applied to nursing, and to uphold the integrity of the profession.