Accelerated BSN students participate in white coat ceremony

by Vicky Cerino
April 23, 2018

Image with caption: Accelerated BSN students in Scottsbluff

Accelerated BSN students in Scottsbluff

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing recently held Nightingale White Coat Ceremonies to recognize new students in its Accelerated Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing program. Students are enrolled in the college’s Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney and Scottsbluff divisions. The division in Norfolk recently announced it’s launching a program. Classes will begin in January. Applications are being accepted.

During the ceremonies, nursing students recited an oath of professionalism, signed a pledge and donned white coats they will wear until graduation.

Donations from UNMC College of Nursing alumni and supporters help pay for the white coats, and also support student programming and activities. 

Listed below are the nursing divisions, hometowns and names of the students who participated in the White Coat ceremonies.


Omaha Division

Aurora -- Lurena Bish

Columbus -- Sarah Bierman

Elkhorn -- Samantha Weber

Elwood -- Paige Chrisp

Gretna -- Megan Kruse

Kearney -- Lauren Mimick

Lincoln -- Taylor Rohde

Omaha -- Austin Derby, Molly Elston, Megan Fowler, Alexis Gonzalez, Mary Gruber, Rachel Hagge, Jennifer Hill, Wyleigh Hindman, Cassandra Jordan, Kayleigh Lewandowski, Emily Reiff

Katelin Soukup, Brooke Stevens

Papillion -- Jacob Gintz, Amanda McClanahan, Carley Thomas

Petersburg -- Jaime Kennedy

South Bend -- Brandon Jochimsen


Clearwater, KS -- Sara White

Garden Grove, CA -- MiMie Nguyen

La Porte City, IA -- Tori Zempel

Oakland, IA  -- Danielle Turner

Middletown, MD -- Makenzie Deener

San Antonio, TX -- Amanda Smith



Crete -- Karlee Kemper, Daniel Meinke

Humphrey -- Tristen Foltz

Kearney -- Adrianne White

Lincoln -- Alayna Kavanaugh, Janice Luethje, Rosemarie McNeely


Carol Stream, IL Josef Alfer



Geneva -- Olivia White

Kearney -- Sarah Olson, Brook Wiemers

Lexington -- Katelin Schultze

Minden -- Trevor Kuehn


Scottsdale, AZ -- Thomas McKenna

Rancho Cucamonga, CA -- Zachary Beard

Greeley, CO -- Jasmine Inda

Grand Rapids, MI -- Nyman Patrick


Ghana, West Africa -- Bell Ruby



Gering -- Taylor Gollas

Lincoln -- Nicole Polivka

Scottsbluff -- Zachary Clemens


Canon City, CO -- Samara Hill

Montrose, CO -- Acacia  Sharrow

Rockville, MD -- Karen Mosch

Colville, WA -- Helen Nelson

Tacoma, WA -- Afuthal Ssemakula

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