Nursing Annual White Coat Ceremony

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ASD Nursing White Coat Ceremony Class of 2019On Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, the department of Nursing held their 5th Annual White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony celebrated the rite of passage for nursing students entering the practice. This year, USJ welcomed almost 82 students in the traditional undergraduate Nursing program, the Class of 2020, as well as the Accelerated Second Degree Nursing program, the Class of 2019.

“This is a momentous occasion where students are welcomed into the clinical practice part of their education. We’re really proud of their work so far and look forward to working with them over the next two years,” said Nora Zinan, DNP, MSPH, RN, associate professor of Nursing and co-director of the Pre-Licensure programs.

The White Coat Ceremony was originally funded with a grant from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to support the Gold-AACN White Coat Ceremony for Nursing. Since 2014, USJ has proudly participated in this program, which recognizes the vital role nurses play in the health care field. According to the AACN, the White Coat Ceremony honors incoming nursing students’ commitment to provide compassionate care throughout their nursing careers.

“I’m proud of us for making it this far,” said Sarah Beaulieu ’20. “It’s nice to be acknowledged for how hard we’re working; it’s not easy.”

For a complete list of students honored today, please see the lists below.

Junior Nursing Students – Class of 2020

Sophia Apreko
Alyssa Barandon
Sarah Beaulieu
Abigail Bellizzi
Jessica Bienasz
Stephanie Brosseau
Shanice Brucelis
Brooke Camden
Lauren Cardenas
Chelsy Cardillo
Domonique Carnot
Deidra Caruso
Brenna Chichester
Shelisa Ciccone
Alarie Contillo
Emily Delaney
Richelle DiFronzo
Carol Dowe
Leah Failla
Chantal Felix
Allisa Fournier
Kelley Frasco
Sarah Gannon
Miah Giarnese
Vanessa Gonzalez
Michelle Hallet
Kiley Heller
Catherine Hoelzer
Brianna Hudson
Nimi Maria Thomas
Hannah Meister
Alyssia Milardo
Chrystal Okorie
Katarzyna Polancewicz
Lillianna Reinhard
Kelsey Rich
Stephanie Ross
Alexandria Sammy
Elizabeth Santic
Hunter Santos
Kaylee Schenk
Carli Sienkiewicz
Hsa Soe
Danielle St. Amand
Victoria Stepien
Anna Szumska
Alyssia Szydlo
Peyton Teske
Shytasia Williams
Natalia Zajaczkowksi

Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Students- Class of 2019

Nicole Aseltine
Cory Braunstein
Alexandra Carbonell
Stacy Carney
Madeline DeBay
Marissa Giuliano
Leah Glennon
Fernanda Goncalves
Sabrina Hund
Stephanie Krar
Hilary LaRosa
Lan Tyuet Le
Kelley Leist
Brooke Lewry
Courtney McNulty
Emily Moran
Shannon Mulone
Marissa Nguyen
Osamudiamen Obarisiagbon
Emily Peterson
Collette Pozuelo
Sabrina Pratt
Kristyn Ryan
Kamila Sadowski
Humaira Salehi
Fabian Sanna
Catherine Schuberth
Richard Stephens
Michael Strumpf
Suzanne Thomas
Olivia Worski
Amanda Zablocki