The brilliant glow of the gleaming white uniforms could not surpass the excitement and beaming smiles of the graduates at the SBVC Nurse Pinning Ceremony held in the historic SBVC Auditorium on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The ceremony, enjoyed by the students and their loved ones, was also a special event for the instructors who relish in the accomplishments of their pupils. These faculty members from the SBVC Nursing Program honored each of the graduates with flowers and the cherished pin. The official nurse’s pin signals the completion of the rigorous SBVC Nursing Program—one of dozens of California community college programs that train 70% of California’s nurses. The program ended with each of the graduates reciting the Florence Nightingale Pledge. All graduates of the program will continue preparations to take their National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) while concurrently hunting for employment at local hospitals and health care organizations.