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St. Joseph’s College of Nursing Holds Annual Commitment to Nursing Ceremony


SYRACUSE – St. Joseph’s College of Nursing at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center will hold its Commitment to Nursing Ceremony on Sunday, September 22, at 3 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, located at 400 Salt Springs Road in Fayetteville. Media are invited to cover the event.

Approximately 150 students, in both the weekday and weekend nursing programs, will participate in the annual ceremony, which celebrates students’ commitment to the profession of nursing. Female students receive the traditional nursing cap and all students receive a cross pin from the upper classmen.  The cross symbolizes the inspiration of St. Francis and signifies that St. Joseph’s nursing students practice their profession with compassion and reverence.

During the ceremony many students will receive awards and scholarships.  Musical selections will be provided by two of the students.

St. Joseph’s College of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104, (267) 284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. For more information, visit www.sjhcon.org or call 315-448-5040.

Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy as to Students. The St. Joseph’s College of Nursing at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College of Nursing. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs and other school-administered programs.