Grossmont College nursing grads celebrate pinning ceremony

by Rick Griffin

Grossmont College’s School of Nursing recently held its graduation pinning ceremony for its Class of 2012, which included 35 graduates who earned a two-year associate degree in nursing. The pinning ceremony is a tradition for graduations of new nurses, according to Debbie Yaddow, Grossmont’s Associate Dean of Nursing. The School of Nursing’s pin bears the Grossmont College seal as well as the college’s mascot, a Griffin mythological creature, which is a half-eagle and half-lion.
Established in 1967, Grossmont’s School of Nursing has graduated more than 5,000 nurses during its four-decade history. The nursing program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), and is currently in its fourth year of a five-year accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). For more information on Grossmont College’s School of Nursing, visit