BSN Nursing Pin

BSN Nursing Pins

Show your pride and accomplishment of completing your BSN with us!  

To order your nursing pin from the UW School of  Nursing, follow the instructions to place your order online using our vendor Herff Jones.

While there is no pinning ceremony; we hope you order and wear you pin with pride to the UW Bothell Commencement Ceremony and at work! Pins are scheduled to ship to students the first week in June.

Pin Details

The nursing pin is of the University of Washington School of Nursing. It is a replica of the Great Seal of the university. The seal was designed by a committee of faculty and students in 1916 and has been used by the School of Nursing as its pin since the first one was awarded in 1933.

The shield on the pin contains four columns, which are symbols of the beginnings of the university. The columns were on the original university building that stood in what is now the metropolitan tract of downtown Seattle. The four columns of the shield represent loyalty, industry, faith, and efficiency - the foundation of all good life. On the top of the shield is a star with a burst of rays emanating from it, signifying the light of knowledge as well as the motto of the university: LUX SIT, Let there be light. Around the shield is a garland of seed cones and foliage of the Douglas Fir — the most prominent tree of Washington state.

On the back of the pin you will find your name, degree, and date of graduation.