Nursing students honored during ceremony

by Jordana Newman  |   

School of Nursing students
The University of Alaska Anchorage School of Nursing program recognizes 15 nursing students during its 2nd annual white coat ceremony. (Photo by Megan Volkov/School of Nursing assistant professor)

The School of Nursing held its 2nd annual Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)/Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) white coat ceremony recognizing 15 nursing students in the graduate program.

According to School of Nursing assistant professor, Megan Volkov, the white coat ceremony is an academic ritual where a healthcare student (such as a nurse practitioner student) is welcomed into the profession as a clinical student.

“It is an honor to put the white coat on each NP student,” says Volkov. “This ritual symbolizes a student's hard work and dedication to nursing.” 

Congratulations to our nursing students!