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Spring 2021 White Coat Ceremony

The School of Nursing held its White Coat Ceremony on January 29, 2021 for the incoming BSN students. Dr. Michael Groves, Associate Professor for the School of Nursing, was the keynote speaker.

Congratulations to the New 2021-2022 SNA Officers!

Congratulations to our Spring 2021 Graduates!

White Coat Ceremony History

On October 3, 2014, Shepherd University’s Department of Nursing Education took part in it’s first White Coat Ceremony. Shepherd University is one of 100 schools across the country, and the only school in West Virginia, chosen to take part in this new initiative. The White Coat Ceremony was designed by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation for physicians and surgeons as a rite of passage at medical schools. The Gold Foundations is teaming with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to make the White Coat Ceremony a tradition for nursing students as well. Each semester Shepherd’s new nursing students will participate in this initiative where the students will recite an oath, be cloaked in a white coat, and will receive a pin.

August 21st, 2020 White Coat Ceremony

September 27, 2019 White Coat Ceremony

September 7, 2018 White Coat Ceremony

February 9, 2018 White Coat Ceremony

September 8, 2017 White Coat Ceremony

September 8, 2017 DNP White Coat students

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February 3, 2017 White Coat Ceremony


February 12, 2016 White Coat Ceremony

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February 6, 2015 White Coat ceremony

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October 3, 2014 First White Coat Ceremony

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