On Jan. 28, 156 sophomores at Widener University School of Nursing in Chester, Pa., participated in the sophomore uniform ceremony. According to a news release, many nursing programs used to partake in this ceremony.
The uniform — navy scrubs with a Widener University School of Nursing patch — embodies the next phase in the students education, advancing into the clinical area.
Deborah Garrison, RN, PhD, dean, provided opening remarks. Normajean Colby, RN, PhD, CPN, assistant professor of nursing, was the keynote speaker. Colby discussed the importance of the image of the nursing profession and the evolution of the uniform.
The students will wear their Widener University nursing uniforms for the remainder of the spring semester during their labs, which helps prepare them for their fall clinical rotations.