STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Rose Roche Honored At Nurse Pinning Ceremony At Saint Anselm College

The announcement below is from Saint Anselm College:

MANCHESTER, NH — In a ceremony dating back to 1860, 93 members of the nursing class of 2021 receives their Saint Anselm College nurse’s pin at the pinning ceremony held on Saturday, May 15, 2021. The annual event  celebrates the graduates as they enter the nursing profession.

The ceremony celebrates the seniors’ completion of the highly respected and rigorous nursing program and will be awarded the credential of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Upon completion of a licensing examination, the graduates will have earned the credential of Registered Nurses (RN). In 2019, the pass rate for the licensing exam was 100%.

Wilmington’s Rose Roche was recognized during the pinning ceremony.

The pin proudly worn by Saint Anselm nursing graduates features elements of the college seal and the symbol of a lamp referring to Psalm 199: 105, “Your word is a lamp of my stemps and a light for my path.” The ceremony concluded as student nurses took the Nightingale Pledge, an oath to honor and respect their patients and profession.

About Saint Anselm College

Founded in 1889, Saint Anselm College is a four-year liberal arts college providing a 21st century education in the Catholic, Benedictine tradition. Located in southern New Hampshire, near Boston and the seacoast, Saint Anselm is well known for its strong liberal arts and nursing programs, the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, a highly successful nursing program, and a legacy of community service and a commitment to the arts. For more information, visit

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