Nursing graduates recognized at pinning ceremony
Candidates for bachelor of science degrees in Nursing from the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences received special pins symbolizing their commitment to the patients they will serve at a ceremony May 12 on the Stritch campus. The pin signifies that each candidate for graduation is fully prepared and qualified to provide critically-needed health care services. The Stritch nursing pin depicts the University logo, the rose window. The icon resembles the rose window found in the Basilica of St. Clare in Assisi, Italy. Stritch was originally named St. Clare College when it was founded in 1937.
Stritch President Dr. Dan Scholz told the soon-to-be graduates "While leaving Stritch and transitioning from student to full-fledged professional may seem daunting, particularly at this moment in time, you should be confident that the education and training you have received at Cardinal Stritch University has prepared you to not just to succeed, but to thrive as professionals and as people."
Dr. Vincent Salyers, dean of the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences, congratulated the students on their commitment to the nursing profession and noted that the graduates continue a proud legacy of Stritch nursing graduates. Close to 92% of Stritch Nursing students who graduated in 2021 successfully passed the NCLEX-RN, which is required to practice as a registered nurse. The 2021 national pass rate was 82.48%, according to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.