Seventy-two students from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences will be among the graduates participating in commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Zorn Arena.
The number of graduates this semester include:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - Eau Claire Site - 39
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - Marshfield Site - 15
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Completion Program (BSN) - 17
Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) - 1
After the graduation festivities, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates, faculty, staff, and administrators will meet in Schofield Hall auditorium at 11:30 a.m. for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Convocation. During the ceremony, graduates will be individually recognized and receive their nursing pin as they walked across the stage. This is a wonderful time for graduates to celebrate with those in their college. Family and friends are encouraged to attend this special event.
During Convocation, Mr. Grant Skelnar will receive the Future Nursing Leader Award from the Wisconsin Nurses Association Award. Grant commented, "I would like to thank everyone who made my nursing school experience great. To my professors, thank you for always pushing us to be our best. And to my classmates, thank you for starting as my friends and ending as family."
Several nursing students will also be acknowledged for graduating with Honors through the University of Eau Claire Honors Program, including Larissa Furger, Tom Gugel, Misty Howland, Angel Schmidt and Kelsey Stoinski. They will receive an individually engraved gold medallion to wear at commencement and to keep as a memento of their Honors education.