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Nursing Convocation 2015

May 14, 2015
Location: Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity at the Ursuline Educational Center

Nursing Convocation:

Who should attend?
Undergraduate students of the Breen School of Nursing who are earning their BSN degree. This includes graduates from December 2014 (degree conferral date of January 2015), May 2015, and August 2015 in the traditional program, Second Degree Accelerated Program, and RN-to-BSN Program.

What is it?
Nursing Convocation is a ceremony for undergraduate students of the Breen School of Nursing who are earning their BSN degree. The ceremony is often referred to as the “pinning” ceremony because students will receive their Breen School of Nursing pins at this time. Graduates will be given the opportunity to choose one person who was of great support or importance in their nursing education to “pin” them at the event. Academic and clinical nursing awards will also be presented. Additionally, a student representative from each graduating class of nurses will be selected by their classmates to give an address at this event.

When is it?
Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 6 p.m.; it should last approximately two hours.

Where is it?
On the Ursuline College Campus at the Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity in the Ursuline Educational Center (commonly referred to as the Mother House)

Why should nursing graduates attend?
This is a very meaningful ceremony for students, their families, and faculty and staff. The event allows students to thank those who have supported them through nursing school. Student speakers are elected by their peers and many awards are presented to students who have excelled in many different areas.

How do students and guests attend?
ALL GUESTS WILL NEED A TICKET to attend; graduates and faculty/staff do not. Each student will receive a packet of 5 tickets labeled with their name and a form which MUST be filled out and returned to Mrs. Stephens in the School of Nursing no later than May 1. Please turn forms in as soon as possible. We must have these forms in order to include the student in the program. Without this form, students will not be able to be seated with their classmates and recognition will not be able to be given to the student’s pinner. We want everyone to be recognized appropriately, so students, please submit your yellow Nursing Convocation form to Mrs. Stephens in Mullen 350-C by May 1 at the very latest.

December 2014/January 2015 grads, please email pstephens@ursuline.edu with an address if you would like your tickets and form mailed to you.

Please direct questions to pstephens@ursuline.edu.

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