The white coat ceremony is a rite of passage in your career as a healthcare provider. At Touro Nevada, it is understood that the white coat has long been a symbol of compassion, competency, and caring, which you will now represent. This ceremony is your moment to shine.
The white coat has been a symbol for healers, inspiring trust and relief in our society for hundreds of years. Your white coat will remind your patients of the time-honored profession that you have mastered and will provoke faith in your expertise.
This ceremony will honor the tradition and history of the white coat while celebrating the education and credentials that you have earned. When the Dean shakes your hand and places your coat on your shoulders, you will join a respected family of healthcare providers as you begin your professional career.
White Coat Dates
2021 College of Health and Human Services White Coat Ceremony: Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 3 PM at Thomas and Mack Center. This ceremony is for students in the following programs: Master of Physician Assistant Programs (Class of 2022 and 2023), Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (Class of 2022 and 2023), Occupational Therapy Doctorate (Class of 2023 and 2024), and Doctor of Physical Therapy (Class of 2023 and 2024).
2021 College of Osteopathic Medicine White Coat Ceremony: Monday, October 4, 2021 at 7 PM at Thomas and Mack Center. This ceremony is for students in the following program: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (Class of 2024 and 2025).
Ceremony Common Questions
We work hard to ensure your white ceremony is seamless and memorable. You can get assistance with the process through the Office of Student Involvement and through these commonly asked questions.
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