Cal State Fullerton’s School of Nursing will hold a “White Coat Ceremony” for newly admitted students in the bachelor of science in nursing program. The ceremony marks the start of the clinical-rotations phase of the students’ nursing studies.
2-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5
Cal State Fullerton, Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831
Free on Saturday. A printable campus map is available online.
Cal State Fullerton is one of 60 institutions selected to receive funding support for the ceremony from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
During the ceremony, the students are introduced and welcomed by faculty members who assist them in donning their white coats. As part of the program, they recite the student nurse pledge as a class. The ceremony also acknowledges the contribution and importance of spouses, parents, children and significant others as the students’ support system.
“During the ceremony, family members are given CSUF pompoms and asked to take on the role of cheerleader for the students as they go through this educational journey that can be full of ups and downs,” said Rebecca Otten, associate professor of nursing and coordinator of the pre-licensure RN program.