Light the Lamp Pinning Ceremony Fall 2023

Light the Lamp Pinning Ceremony Fall 2023

On Friday, September 29th, 2023, the School of Nursing will celebrate the Fall 2023​ Light the Lamp Pinning Ceremony. 
The ceremony will honor our nursing students entering clinical settings in a pinning ceremony promoting humanistic, patient-centered care.

Date: Friday, September 29, 2023
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Texas Union, Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom (3.202) | View Map
Parking: San Antonio Garage (SAG) (2420 San Antonio Street) | Check Daily Parking Rates
Target Audience: School of Nursing Faculty & Current Students
Contact Information: Please email the Office of Student Services at

Welcome Address


Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN

Professor & Laura Lee Blanton Chair in Nursing

Master of Ceremony

Vinh T. Nguyễn, PhD

Associate Dean for Student Services

Keynote Speaker

Ana Todd, PhD, RN

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs  
Clinical Assistant Professor

Student Speakers


Betsy Bunt, Graduate Student Speaker

Current AE-MSN Student


Briana "Tayler" Bridges, Undergraduate Student Speaker

Current BSN Student

Nightingale Pledge Lead

Janice F. Hernandez DNP, RN, FNP-C

Clinical Assistant Professor
Division Chair, Holistic Adult Health Nursing
Director, MSN Program (LeaDS)
Co Sponsor, Hispanic Nursing Student Association

Name Readers

Alexandra García

Alexandra Garcia, PhD, RN, FAAN

Assistant Dean for the Graduate Programs

Dr. Julie Zuniga

Julie Zuniga, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor

Faculty Pinners


Teresa Bailey DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, CNE

Clinical Assistant Professor


Laura Murphy, PhD, RNC-OB

Clinical Assistant Professor 
Graduate Advisor


Shalonda E. Horton, PhD, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Esther Nwokocha, MSN, RN

Clinical Instructor

Li-Chen Lin, PhD, RN, CNRN

Clinical Assistant Professor


Yuri Gamez, MSN, RN

Clinical Instructor