Viterbo University School of Nursing Receives Arnold P. Gold Foundation Grant to Hold White Coat Ceremony Sept. 9

The Viterbo University School of Nursing will hold a White Coat Ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

The White Coat Ceremony is a commitment ceremony designed to promote humanistic and compassionate patient-centered care in the next generation of nurses. It will feature students reciting the International Nursing Pledge, a welcome from Viterbo President Glena Temple, addresses by faculty member Robin Haugh and student Abigail Jakubek, and the presentation of name pins and candles.

This ceremony is made possible with a grant from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to support the Gold-AACN White Coat Ceremony for Nursing. Viterbo was one of 50 colleges and universities to receive the $1,000 grant.

“The Viterbo ceremony provides the foundation for students to understand the tremendous importance of upholding compassionate care in nursing practice,” said Delayne Vogel, nursing. “We are honored to be one of the grant recipients of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Gold-AACN White Coat Ceremony for Nursing.”

The Viterbo School of Nursing is one of the leading nursing programs in the region and Viterbo graduates the most nursing students of any private college or university in Wisconsin. The Viterbo nursing program is rooted in the Franciscan tradition and graduates highly competent and compassionate nurses.