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Class of 2015 nursing students recognized during White Coat Ceremony

Group photo w facultyOn Oct. 4, the Department of Nursing held its third annual White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony is designed to recognize junior-level students who have been accepted into the upper-level division of nursing, marking the transition from the lab and classroom to nursing care of real patients in hospitals and other healthcare settings.

"The white coat symbolizes professionalism," said Dr. Dianne Daniels, chair, department of nursing. "Receiving it is a milestone, and it means that the students are now assuming responsibility for the care of patients as they put theory into practice."

During her remarks, Dr. Daniels also recognized Caitlyn White, a junior who passed away earlier this year. Her mother accepted the coat on her behalf.

Photo Caption: Front row: Rachel Ramey, Kimberly Eurillo, Katy Bryant, Amanda Baynard, Amanda Tysinger, Leticia Patino Chasity Chapman, Lindsey Russell,  Lauren Cline, Peyton Lloyd.
Back row: Dr. Martha Bramlett, Dr. Rachel Cozort, Professor Dana Martin, Megan Lyerly, Kathryn Lyerly, Erika Burleson, Abbie Goodman, David Specian, Jami Steelman, Mary Helms, Lisa Stiller, Kelsey Blauser, Caitlyn Lowder, Professor Susan Furr, Dr. Dianne Daniels.

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