Nursing students take next step in higher education
White coat ceremonies were introduced about 20 years ago and symbolize a move to the next level of learning.
The 32 students – many of whom are married, have children and work full time – are working toward an advanced degree in a relatively new field, clinical nurse leader.
The role involves more than one-on-one interaction. Clinical nurse leaders oversee
patient care coordination, assess health risks, develop quality improvement strategies,
facilitate care team communication and implement evidence-based solutions.
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