Duquesne Nursing Students Mark Professional Phase at White Coat Ceremony

The Duquesne University School of Nursing will host its 3rd annual White Coat Ceremony, which marks the beginning of the professional phase for sophomore nursing majors.

Nearly 150 students will participate in the ceremony, during which they will don their white coats that they'll wear during their clinical experiences. In addition, the students will take a professional oath and be presented with a copy of the Nightingale Pledge, named in honor of Florence Nightingale, who is considered to be the founder of modern nursing.

They also will receive a pin from The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, which collaborated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to fund and establish White Coat Ceremonies at nursing schools in the United States.

Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m.

Where:   Union Ballroom, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh      

Information:   This event is not open to the public. Media are asked to RSVP and arrange parking by contacting Rose Ravasio at 412.396.6051/cell 412.818.0234.

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