BUFFALO—SUNY Erie Community College’s
Nursing Department presented the College’s nursing pin to graduating students
at its Nursing Senior Class Pinning Ceremony on Monday, November 20, 2017
inside the Minnie Gillette Auditorium of SUNY Erie City Campus.
graduates from its locally lauded SUNY Erie Nursing Program, College and
industry leaders—led by President Dan Hocoy, Ph.D., Dr. Patricia Losito,
Executive Dean of Nursing, and guest speaker Kelley Clem, vice president of
clinical education and patient advocacy for Hospice—joined to usher 27 trained
nurses from courses to eventual healthcare careers across Western New York and
pin is a more than 1,000-year-old symbol of service to others and identifies
the registered nurse as a professional health practitioner. The pin is unique
to each nursing school, and communicates that the wearer is a competent and
educated SUNY Erie graduate in the nursing field. The College’s nationally
accredited nursing program prepares students for employment opportunities as
registered nurses in hospitals, public health agencies, nursing homes, extended
care facilities, home health agencies, and other health facilities across the
Buffalo Niagara region’s burgeoning professional sector.
Since 1946, Erie
Community College has met the needs of a diverse student body while
contributing to the economic vitality of Western New York. As a member of the
state’s SUNY system, the three-campus college provides flexible, affordable and
accessible educational programs in an accommodating academic environment.
Equipped with the knowledge of these programs, ECC’s faculty, staff and
students strive to enrich their host communities through skill, service and partnership.
For more information, visit www.ecc.edu or call (716) 851-1ECC.