Middle Georgia State's Graduate Nursing Program to Hold Inaugural White Coat Ceremony

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 4:23 PM
Categories: Pressroom | School of Health Sciences


Macon, GA


Students enrolled in Middle Georgia State University's new master's degree in Nursing will hold the program's first "White Coat Ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the Arts Complex Theatre on the Macon Campus.

This is the first such ceremony since the University launched the Master of Science in Nursing - Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in January 2016. For the 14 students in the charter class, the “Cloaking of the White Laboratory Coat” commemorates their transition from a foundational to an advanced scientific clinical level of knowledge.

Middle Georgia State's Master of Science in Nursing - Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares advanced practice RNs to provide care to a broad population base of patients in a variety of acute/sub-acute healthcare settings. Graduates will possess the skills to provide high quality, patient-centered, advanced nursing care for adult patients in healthcare environments ranging from emergency centers to gerontology skilled-care facilities.

The first class is scheduled to complete the graduate program in summer 2017.

For more information, contact Dr. Darrell Thompson, graduate program coordinator, at darrell.thompson@mga.edu or Sheron Smith, Middle Georgia State communications coordinator, at sheron.smith@mga.edu.

Macon Campus maps and directions: http://www.mga.edu/about/maps.aspx. Graduate program webpage: http://www.mga.edu/health-sciences/graduate-programs.aspx.