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Nursing Pins With Your Design

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We make nursing pins with your design or logo in a gold or silver plating. Choose between soft and hard enamel or even cloisonné. Add gemstones or engrave your years of service to your pin design. We make traditional shapes as well as custom-shaped that follow your logo shape. Not sure where to start? Start by sending us your design ideas and we will create a free proof for your review.

What are Nursing Pins?

Using custom lapel pins to recognize the work of nurses has an extensive history that goes as far back as the late 1800s, creating a time-honored tradition that is treasured. The tradition began as a way to identify the nurse’s school and the level of training they’d completed, and custom nurse school pins still remain as a way for graduates to celebrate and experienced nurses to be recognized for their years of service.

Request a Quote today, or call us at (877) 290-9290 to speak with an expert. We’ll help you design a custom recognition pin, service pin, or corporate pin customized to your exact needs.

nursing pinsTraditionally, a nursing school pin would include the emblem or crest of the school and the graduation years.

Custom nursing pins have become a way to celebrate years of service, define departments and specializations, and communicate with patients. We especially like the kid-friendly pins, which are used by nurses to break the ice with younger patients who are scared and undergoing hospital treatment.

It’s not just alma mater insignias, crosses or dates on school pins anymore; now you’ll find cartoon figures, syringes, lollipops, smiley faces, and hearts, just to name a few.

Can you engrave my pins?
Yes, for an additional charge, we can engrave the back of the nursing school pin with a small logo, message or date.

Can you match my nursing school logo colors?
We can match colors exactly on most of our custom nursing school pins. The exception is our cloisonné pins, as they are limited to a few hundred rich colors.

How do attach to clothing?
The most common fastener for our pins is the post and clutch fastening, which pushes through clothing. If you prefer a fastener that does not pierce clothing, we can provide a magnet for an additional charge.

What are nursing pins made out of?
You can choose from copper, bronze or iron. The magnet fastener requires the pin to be made from iron in order to create a powerful hold.

Custom Cloisonné Nursing Pins Which nursing pin type is best for my needs?

All of our styles will make beautiful pins, but what’s best for you depends on your project, artwork, and budget. We suggest printed pins for an exact reproduction of a logo, which will also lower costs in a custom design. Hard enamel pins cost more, but the result is a heavier, more substantial lapel pin. Choosing an antique or two-tone finish will provide a lapel pin that looks elegant and has a higher perceived value.

What if I still don’t know which nursing pin is best?
We can help! You can call us at 877-290-9290, contact us or request a quote to discuss your ideas, designs or sketches for your pin. Once we review your artwork, we will happily suggest the styles that would suit your design best.

How long will it take to get?
Production time varies depending on the style of the pin you choose, but it normally takes between 2 to 3 weeks. Rush jobs can usually be accommodated for an additional charge.

Why should I order my custom nursing pins from Monterey Company?
Because we provide all design and artwork at no charge and have low minimum quantities. We give all of our customers the best quality and the best prices, with fast production times and top-notch customer service.

Step one is to contact us and we will provide you with a quote for your nursing pin and we will also create a proof for your approval!

Pinning Ceremony Lapel Pins

It’s graduation season at colleges and RN training schools across the country, but if you have a nursing student in the family, you may find yourself receiving an invitation to a pinning ceremony, rather than the usual all-school graduation assembly.

What’s a pinning ceremony? The history of it can be traced all the way back to Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the first “modern nurse” who distinguished herself through her leadership and selfless caring for the sick and wounded British soldiers during the Crimean War. Upon her return to England after the war, Queen Victoria a presented a custom lapel pin to Florence Nightingale for her pioneering work and service in the field of nursing.

Nightingale continued this tradition in her own training school and awarded personalized pins to honor outstanding graduates. Today, as a way to welcome men and women to the profession, graduating students receive a custom lapel pin to wear throughout their career. During the special ceremony, each graduate has the opportunity to dedicate the nursing pin before being adorned with it. Some dedicate their lapel pins to faculty members or family members who helped them along their journey, or to a close friend, or to the spiritual force they feel guided them.

Pinning ceremonies include the name of the school program and a lamp or light design to commemorate Nightingale’s service. Florence Nightingale was nicknamed “the lady with the lamp” by soldiers for her late night work; since then, the lamp has become the unofficial logo. Some nursing pins are in the actual shape of a lamp. Other pins are round and contain a 3-D design showing a lamp or light, or the design may show the college, or another health-related logo or medical symbol. Even more for pinning ceremonies incorporate images of Nightingale herself, or are in the form of a red cross, just like the pin Nightingale received from Queen Victoria.

After receiving their personalized nursing pins, graduates then take part in a candle lighting ceremony. And at the very end? They recite the Florence Nightingale Pledge, the heartfelt words that will guide them throughout their careers:

The Florence Nightingale Pledge

I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly to faithfully practice my profession of nursing. I will do all in my power to make and maintain the highest standards and practices of my profession.
I will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping in the practice of my calling. I will assist the physician in his work and will devote myself to the welfare of my patients, my family, and my community.
I will endeavor to fulfill my rights and privileges as a good citizen and take my share of responsibility in promoting the health and welfare of the community.
I will constantly endeavor to increase my knowledge and skills in nursing and to use them wisely. I will zealously seek to nurse those who are ill wherever they may be and whenever they are in need.
I will be active in assisting others in safeguarding and promoting the health and happiness of mankind.

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