The Bradley University Department of Nursing will be hosting its fifth annual White Coat Ceremony for sophomore nursing students on Friday, February 1 at 4 p.m. in the Michel Student Center Ballroom on campus. Bradley will have 124 students participating in the ceremony.

White Coat ceremonies have traditionally been hosted by medical and dental schools to recognize entry into practice. In 2014, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing partnered with the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to provide opportunities to nursing programs to apply for funding to host similar ceremonies. This is the point at which these students begin a concentrated supervised clinical experience.

Bradley's nursing students have a 100% job placement rate within the first six months and the program boasts a 96% NCLEX pass rate for undergraduates (5-year average).

Media is invited to attend. The White Coat Ceremony will feature the recitation of an oath, receipt of a commemorative pin, an address by a role model, and a reception for students and invited guests. The specially designed pin will serve as a visual reminder of the students’ oath and commitment to providing compassionate and high-quality care.