Thursday, September 27, 2018

Nursing White Coat Ceremony for 108 Students

On September 16, 2018 the Nursing Department hosted the fifth annual White Coat Ceremony. White Coat Ceremonies in medical, nursing, and other health care schools are designed to instill a commitment to providing compassionate care among these future health professionals. The program forum at Bloomsburg University is designed to promote humanistic, patient-centered care among nursing students as they enter their first clinical experiences. In 2014, the Nursing Department at Bloomsburg University was one of 100 schools nationwide and one of only three schools in the state of PA to adopt the White Coat Ceremony.  The ceremony is supported by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation in collaboration with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The Bloomsburg University Nursing department continues to take great pride in offering this program.  There were 108 sophomore-level students who participated in the ceremony with approximately 350 proud family members and friends in attendance.   

Guest speaker Lissa Bryan-Smith MHA, RN, Vice-President, at Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital and Woodbine campuses
addresses the sophomore class.

Dr. Sheila Hartung PhD, RN, Chair of the Nursing 
Department addresses the sophomore class.

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