Ceremonies have been a tradition in nursing. Such traditions strengthen ties to an institution and serve as connecting experiences for students and faculty. They can also help to enhance students’ commitment to nursing as a career. The adaptation of traditions to contemporary nursing education can be meaningful (Elgie, 2007; Lee, Idczak, Moon & Brown-Schott, 2006; Philpin, 2002)
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