Susan Coffey, left, reacts before attaching the nursing pin to her daughter Breiyan Coffey, during their Baccalaureate Nursing Pinning Ceremony for the University of South Carolina at the Center for the Art on the University's Historic Beaufort Campus on May 1, 2014.  This is the fourth pinning ceremony since the inception of the baccalaureate degree program for nursing students. Designed by graduates of the first BSN class in 2011, the nursing pin is an emblem worn on a nurse's uniform to identify the nursing school from which he or she graduated. It also indicates the nurse's level of education.
Susan Coffey, left, reacts before attaching the nursing pin to her daughter Breiyan Coffey, during their Baccalaureate Nursing Pinning Ceremony for the University of South Carolina at the Center for the Art on the University's Historic Beaufort Campus on May 1, 2014. This is the fourth pinning ceremony since the inception of the baccalaureate degree program for nursing students. Designed by graduates of the first BSN class in 2011, the nursing pin is an emblem worn on a nurse's uniform to identify the nursing school from which he or she graduated. It also indicates the nurse's level of education. Staff photo
Susan Coffey, left, reacts before attaching the nursing pin to her daughter Breiyan Coffey, during their Baccalaureate Nursing Pinning Ceremony for the University of South Carolina at the Center for the Art on the University's Historic Beaufort Campus on May 1, 2014. This is the fourth pinning ceremony since the inception of the baccalaureate degree program for nursing students. Designed by graduates of the first BSN class in 2011, the nursing pin is an emblem worn on a nurse's uniform to identify the nursing school from which he or she graduated. It also indicates the nurse's level of education. Staff photo

Video and photos: USCB nurse pinning ceremony

May 01, 2014 9:17 PM