White Coat Ceremony

March 22, 2018

The Grand View University Department of Nursing will host the traditional White Coat Ceremony and Influencing Practice and Policy Presentations on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Intended for first year students in medical, nursing and physician assistant programs, the White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage that often takes place during the initial days of orientation. It serves to welcome students to healthcare practice and elevate the value of humanism as the core of healthcare.  It provides a powerful emphasis on compassion in combination with scientific excellence.

The most important element of the ceremony is the oath that students take in front of family members, school leadership and their peers to acknowledge their central obligation of caring for the patient.


GVNSA Presentations 4 – 5 p.m.
Ceremony 5:15 – 6 p.m.
Refreshments & Photos 6 – 7 p.m.

Grand View University
Student Center, Speed Lyceum
2811 E. 14th Street, Des Moines