Director of Nursing Education Brittney Humphres pins nursing graduate during the 2019 NWSCC Nursing Program Inning Ceremony

Event: In accordance with Governor Kay Ivey’s Safer at Home order, Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) will host its first drive-through nursing program pinning ceremony on the Shoals Campus Friday, May 15, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

Who: The ceremony will feature the pinning of102 NWSCC Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and Practical Nursing (PN) graduates. Nursing graduates will hear brief remarks from NWSCC President Dr. Glenda Colagross, Director of Nursing Education Brittney Humphres, and graduating representatives from the 2020 ADN and PN class. 

What: The annualNWSCC Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony is a symbolic tradition of the ceremonial pinning that originated in the 1860s at the Nightingale School of Nursing Hospital in London. The nursing pin received by graduates is a type of badge, awarded by the program’s faculty as a symbolic welcome into the profession. Remarks and the Nightingale Pledge will be followed by the presentation of the pins in a car drive-through format.

When: Friday, May 15, 2020; 5:00 p.m.

Where: Parking lot ofBuilding 120, NWSCC Shoals campus; 800 George Wallace Blvd., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

About Northwest Shoals Community College:

Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to approximately 3,600 students. NWSCC offers over 100 certificate and degree programs and is committed to providing career technical, academic, and lifelong educational opportunities that promote economic growth and enrich the quality of life for the people it serves. For more information about the NWSCC, visit