BU celebrated more than 80 graduating nursing students Saturday, May 1, with a nursing pinning ceremony in Haas Center for the Arts.
The first nursing pin or 'badge' in the United States was presented to the class of 1880. This badge was created by the first Nightingale School of Nursing at Bellevue Hospital. It symbolized vigilance, mercy, and relief of suffering. The distinctive nursing pin of BU was designed by the students of the class of 1979, the first graduates of the nursing program.