• Pitt-Greensburg to hold White Lab Coat ceremony for second-year nursing students

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    August 27, 2019

    When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 6 p.m.


    Where: Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Hall



    ·        36 second-year students in the Pitt-Greensburg BSN program:

    ·        Welcome: Robert Gregerson, PhD, president of Pitt-Greensburg.

    ·        Keynote Speaker: Helen K. Burns, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Excela Health.

    ·        Presentation of Students: Linda Smales, MSN, RN, visiting instructor of nursing at Pitt-Grrensburg

    ·        Robing and Student Oath: Amy Shearer, MSN, RN, instructor at Pitt-Greensburg School of Nursing, and Jordan Sosko, MSN, RN, CPHON, instructor at Pitt-Greensburg School of Nursing.

    ·        Closing: Marie A. Fioravanti, DNP, RN, associate professor and director of nursing at Pitt-Greensburg.

    The “White Lab Coat Ceremony” marks a milestone in our students’ nursing education, because it serves as a formal welcome of those students entering the nursing profession. It signifies the transition from classroom learning to clinical learning. In all of the Life Science programs, receipt of the appropriate lab coat signifies the student’s official entry into his or her future profession.
    This is a proud moment for our students and their families, as well as for Pitt-Greensburg.
    Pitt-Greensburg’s BSN program, the first to be established in Westmoreland County, is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, which is consistently ranked among the top 10 nursing schools in the country by US News and World Report.
    Following the ceremony, the students and their guests will gather in McKenna Hall for a reception. Because of the growth experienced by Pitt-Greensburg’s BSN program, McKenna Hall has undergone key renovations and is the new home of the campus’ nursing program.  In addition to housing offices for the nursing faculty, the building now features a new skilled nursing lab with eight beds that provide real experience using suction and oxygen. The beds also can mirror a critical care unit. Programmable mannequins that can display different health situations are also part of the lab. In addition to the on-campus experience, Pitt-Greensburg’s students also utilize Excela Health Frick Hospital’s simulation lab.
    Another new aspect of the Pitt-Greensburg BSN program is the incorporation of virtual reality software and equipment into the learning experience. Found in Millstein Library, the VR equipment and software will be used to teach anatomy and other subjects.
    Pitt-Greensburg White Lab Coat Ceremony Student Names and Hometowns:
    Carpinteria, CA
    Kierin Sullivan
    New Jersey:
    Cherry Hill, NJ
    Connor Strang
    Princeton, NJ
    Emily Adkins
    Waynesville, OH
    Caleb Conroy
    Acme, PA
    Caylee Campbell
    Apollo, PA
    Erin Weaver
    Blairsville, PA
    Paige Burda
    Bolivar, PA
    Lacie Barkley
    Delmont, PA
    Charles Mazon
    Doylestown, PA
    Colin Dunar
    Elizabeth, PA
    David Hoffman
    Export, PA
    Bryanna Holby
    Freedom, PA
    Caron Gilarno
    Greensburg, PA
    Nathanael Black
    Camryn Brown
    Deanna Clemens
    Alyssa Simpson
    Herminie, PA
    Grace Seanor
    Hunker, PA
    Emily Halsted
    Irwin, PA
    Alexis Carson
    Latrobe, PA
    Danielle Liberoni
    Emily Markowsky
    Manor, PA
    Emily Baran
    McKeesport, PA
    Noah Allan
    Emily Carpenter
    Kathryn Fagin
    Munhall, PA
    Taylor Falbo
    Murrysville, PA
    Jacalyn Humbert
    Stephen Miller
    New Alexandria, PA
    Chelsea Kobuck
    North Huntingdon, PA
    Jennifer Hinish
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Jessica Dupal
    Ruffsdale, PA
    Heather Hyzy
    Tarrs, PA
    Jewel Brown
    Trafford, PA
    Megan Guy
    Youngwood, PA
    Sarah Gribbin
    Susan M. Isola, Director of Media Relations, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg