FORT KENT – Twenty-two University of Maine at Fort Kent nursing students received their nursing pin, signifying their official entrance into the profession, at a ceremony held on May 5 on the campus.

The ceremony, which recognized the nursing program’s 20th graduating class, also honored a class equal in size to the largest-ever in the history of the bachelor of science in nursing program at UMFK. In 1996, 22 students also received their nursing pin.

Area students receiving their nursing pin were Patricia Chick, RN, Farmington; Sharon Costello, RN, Mt. Vernon; Terra Daniel, RN, Farmington; and Jeanne Stokes, RN, Farmington.

The ceremony concluded with each graduate receiving their pin and a group recitation of the Nightingale pledge, during which each nurse committed to upholding the highest standards of the nursing profession.

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