Duke University School of Nursing Celebrates Spring 2022 Hooding, Recognition Ceremony

Duke University School of Nursing Celebrates Spring 2022 Hooding, Recognition Ceremony

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More than 220 students will graduate from the Duke University School of Nursing on Sunday, May 8.

The Duke University School of Nursing will hold its Spring 2022 Hooding and Recognition Ceremony at 6 p.m., on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Duke’s campus. Visit the school’s YouTube page to watch the ceremony live.   


This event marks the graduation of 223 students: 68 from the ABSN program, 93 from the MSN and certificate programs, 58 from the DNP program, and 4 from the PhD program.

Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, internationally recognized nursing leader and American Nurses Association president, will be the event’s featured guest speaker. The student speaker will be Courtney Lee Garay, a graduating ABSN student who, before coming to Duke, served as a medical assistant at the Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands.  


A posthumous DNP degree will also be awarded in honor of Duke Nursing student Carol Darwin, who passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. Darwin’s mother, Laura Pollock, will receive the degree on her behalf.  

This event will mark the graduation of the first cohort of the School of Nursing-Trinity College Curriculum Bridge program. This program allows Trinity College students to transition into the Duke ABSN program during their senior year in Trinity College. The first cohort consists of Evelyn Garcia, Jordan Hepburn, and Gabrielle Zegers.  

The hooding and recognition ceremony follows a drop-in lunch reception from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Christine Siegler Pearson Building. The reception is reserved for graduates and their guests and Duke School of Nursing faculty and staff. 

Families and friends are invited to attend the ceremony in person. Cameron Indoor Stadium is located at 115 Whitford Drive, and doors will open at 5:30 p.m.  

The School of Nursing will follow university guidelines for the reception and ceremony on Sunday, May 8, to help mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. Masks are required during the reception, procession, and ceremony. 

More information about COVID protocols and schedule of events is available on the school’s Graduation web page. Share your graduation experience with us via social media using #dusongraduation2022!  

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