The pewter pin, worn by nursing graduates of the diploma and baccalaureate programs of The College of St. Scholastica beginning with the class of 1957, was designed by Frank Kacmarcik, a contemporary artist in sacred art, and cast by the D. L. Gilbert Company of Parma Heights, OH. The central theme of the design is the Benedictine Cross, modified from the Jubilee medal of St. Benedict. The pin displays the letters C-S-P-B, signifying Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti (Cross of the Holy Father Benedict). The cross is a contemporary one with a shaft of light running through both the vertical and transverse bars. The characters are cast in Neuland type which was originally put in metal by Rudolph Koch, a German artist.
A distinctive gold nursing pin with the Latin phrase Sicut mater ego consolabor (As a mother I console thee) encircled by a wreath of golden leaves was first worn by graduates of St. Mary's Training School for Nurses in 1912. Although the designer is unknown, the phrase in the center of the design first appears in the graduation exercises program dated October 17, 1912, as the motto of that class. This phrase, with essentially the same design, was recast in 1944 by the Terryberry Company of Grand Rapids, Mich. and retailed in Duluth by the Elton H. Gujer Company. This pin was awarded to nursing graduates of both St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing and The College of St. Scholastica from 1912-1956.