Pinning Ceremony Invitation Wording Vow Renewal Invitation Wording: Ideas and Examples

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For many nursing students, the graduation ceremony takes a backseat to a different sort of tradition. While no longer officially held at many nursing schools, the pinning ceremony is a time-honored rite of passage in the nursing profession. In this ceremony, graduating students receive a nursing pin, often presented by a special person chosen by the graduate.

While the nursing pinning ceremony is an old custom, it can take on a lot of different forms depending on the school. In some cases, it’s a formal event planned and hosted by the nursing institution. In others, it’s organized entirely by the students and may be a more casual affair.

What all this means is that there’s no one invitation format that works for all pinning ceremonies. To help you find the right tone for your pinning ceremony invites, here are some wording examples of different types.

Wording ideas for pinning ceremony invites

Class-Wide Invitations

Because each graduate typically only invites a few people, one invitation design could serve for the whole nursing class. Here are some examples of pinning ceremony invitation wording for a group of nursing students.

You Are Cordially Invited To A
Nurse Pinning Ceremony
Honoring the Northern University Nursing Class of 2020
Saturday, April 24 at 3 PM
Northern University Auditorium
Reception to Follow
The Benton State Faculty and Nursing Class of 2020 would like to invite you to a pinning ceremony. This time-honored ceremony marks the upcoming graduates’ entrance into the nursing profession.

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Benton State Meeting Hall

Individual Graduate Invitations

If you’re sending pinning ceremony invites for an individual, the wording looks a little different. You’re free to use a more casual tone and even inject a little humor.

You’re Invited To A
Nurse Pinning Ceremony
In Honor Of
Abby Lyons
Friday, May 15 at 7 PM
Wenton Inn Conference Room
1234 Bedpan Lane, Lowryville
RSVP to Abby (123-4567 / [email protected]) by May 5
I’m So Excited I Could Burst
I’m Finally Going To Be a Nurse!
Please Join Me, Dave Marx, As I Receive My Nursing Pin
Wednesday, April 5 at 7 PM
Valley Inn Meeting Room
1234 Ivey Road, Anton Heights
RSVP by May 20 (123-4567 / [email protected])

Combined Pinning/Graduation

Pinning ceremonies typically happen close to graduation. Rather than send out two separate invitations, you may want to combine them.

Please Join Us in Honoring
Debbie Cruz
As She Graduates Southeastern University
with a
Science Degree in Nursing

Nurse Pinning Ceremony
Wednesday, May 11 at 6 PM
Blakely Hall

Graduation Ceremony
Saturday, May 19 at 7 PM
Great Hall

Nursing Quotes

As a finishing touch, you may want to incorporate an inspirational quote. Quotes should go at the beginning or end of your invitation, so the “meaty” information about the event doesn’t get lost. Here are some famous quotes that are fitting for a pinning ceremony.

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.

Val Saintsbury
Our job as nurses is to cushion the sorrow and celebrate the joy, everyday, while we are “just doing our jobs.”

Christine Belle
To do what nobody else will do, in a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through; that is to be a nurse.

Rawsi Williams
The character of a nurse is as important as the knowledge she possesses.

Carolyn Javis
I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.

Florence Nightingale
You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.

Patch Adams

For more ideas, see our list of the best graduation quotes and sayings.

Invite friends and family to watch you say I do (again).

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