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BSN 2013 White Coat Ceremony
The White Coat Ceremony event marks a time of transition when newly admitted students prepare to start their clinical rotations where they begin caring for patients in various health care settings.
On February 8, 2014 the newly admitted Entry Level BSN 2013 students were invited to gather with their family, friends and significant others to celebrate this particular time in their student-nursing journey.
During remarks to the audience, Dr. Rebecca Otten and Dr. Cindy Greenberg noted the important role that family, friends, and significant others play as supporters and cheerleaders to the students as they go through the program. The need to dedicate true study time was emphasized as a particular need to help build a strong foundation for the art and science of nursing which leads to a professional practice of safe patient care in a complex health care system. They also discussed the importance of moral and ethical standards and the significance of a nurse’s role as a patient advocate.
Noting the need to have balance as a nursing student, Cindy Leung, Brian Piatt, and Duc Nguyen invited the students to join the campus chapter of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing. This nursing club supports an environment of belongingness and support between peers. It is open to both male and female students. The club is a campus sponsor of the CHOC walk and will have other community supported activities.
Barbara Doyer, Simulation Lab Coordinator, and John Varley, Sim Lab IT Tech, were available to give tours of the lab before the ceremony. The evening concluded with Arnold Ryan Haban (EL-BSN 13) leading the students in reciting the Student Nurse Pledge.
A special recognition goes to faculty who assisted the students to don their white coats: Barbara Doyer, Sandra James, Judy Hervey, Erin Greenberg, and Lydia Zeigler. Thank you to Imelda Samano, PreLicensure Administrative Coordinator, and the CSUF Nursing Student Association (NSA) for assisting with the coordination of the event.
(Photo of Entry Level BSN 2013 nursing students at the BSN 2013 White Coat Ceremony)