Lamp Ceremony

On the first day of the semester, the School of Nursing welcomes rising Juniors beginning core nursing courses, and recognizes rising Seniors through the Welcome and Lamp Ceremony.

This Ceremony is an opportunity to network with fellow students, meet the entire faculty, as well as learn about student organizations and opportunities available.

Certificates recognizing outstanding seniors for Excellence in Nursing and Exemplary Clinical Judgement, as determined by the School of Nursing faculty, are also awarded.

2022 Recipients:

  Anna Winger (Excellence in Nursing)

  Michaela Watson (Exemplary Clinical Judgment)

The Seniors are presented with a Lamp of Learning. This lamp is a tradition in nursing education which harkens back to Florence Nightingale, who is widely regarded as the founder of modern nursing. She was known as "The Lady with the Lamp" as she tended to wounded soldiers throughout the night. The lamp remains a symbol of learning, knowledge, and caring.

The Class of 2023 with their Florence Nightingale Lamps
The Class of 2023 with their Florence Nightingale Lamps

Updated: 05/02/2023 11:51AM