Graceland Nursing Recognition Ceremony, December 12, 2014
Distance Nursing Education participants

Please R.S.V.P. to if you do plan to attend. Please indicate the program you completed /will be completing and number of individuals in your party and if everyone will be staying for the reception after the event.

Date and Time: December 12, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Place: Community of Christ Temple Sanctuary, 1001 West Walnut, Independence, MO 64050
Phone: 816-833-1000

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All individuals participating in the ceremony need to arrive at the Temple by 6 p.m., Friday evening December 12th. Friends and/or family are not required to arrive until 7 p.m.

Professional Photographs:

A professional photographer from Pearce Photo will be on hand in the Temple, in the World Plaza Hallway. The photographer will take your portrait shots as you arrive and take your photos in the Sanctuary as you get "pinned" and during the ceremony. (See NRC Photo brochure and online ordering link below for ordering your photos.)

NRC Photo Brochure

Appropriate Ceremony Attire:

BSN-RN's wear Blue Graceland Uniform (cap optional) during morning rehearsal for individual portrait and full length photos. Shoes for morning rehearsal may be navy blue or black closed-toe, closed-heel. Wear hosiery/socks with nursing shoes. No open toe or open heel shoes.

Appropriate Dress for BSN-RN EVENING Nursing Recognition Ceremony (Professional Academic Event)
Required conservative business type attire.

  • Blouses, Shirts, Tops under required white Graceland logo warm up jacket
    Button down shirt or blouse, or sweater may be worn under warm up jackets.
    Blouses/shirts may be short or long sleeves but no visible cleavage please.
  • Regular dress type slack pants.
    (No jeans or leggings/jeggings nor similar stretch pants items).
  • Shoes/socks
    Business professional flat shoes preferred. If heel is worn, they must be one inch or less, in height.
    Be sure to wear socks/hose, with shoes, no bare feet please.
    No flip flops, sandals, or open toe shoes, no tennis shoes.


RN-BSN's wear business professional attire: Men and women: wear dress slacks and button down shirts/blouses/sweaters and comfortable business professional style low heel shoes.


MSN's and DNP's wear professional business type attire, similar to what is worn during a more traditional/conservative church service. Wear comfortable low heel business professional style shoes.

Ceremony Begins: 7 p.m.

Graduates please arrive no later than: 6 p.m. Face to face BSN graduates assemble in the Music Room. Online graduates assemble in the Meditation Garden area after having head shots photos taken (if desired) in the World Plaza Hallway. Please seek out faculty or administrators who will be on hand to make sure we know you have arrived for the ceremony.

Pi Eta chapter - STTI Honor Society members may purchase honor cords for $18.00. Please make your request by email to Beverly South ( Your honor cords will be set aside and delivered to you at the Nursing Recognition Ceremony event. Please make checks payable to:  Pi Eta and provide to administrative personnel assisting you upon arrival.

Please note: Please observe reverence and proper attire for this "worship" type service held in a Temple Sanctuary. Tell your family and friends about the reception with light refreshments held in the main foyer immediately following the event. Please be sure to RSVP to email address at the top of the page, to let us know the number in your party and if you will be staying for the reception immediately following after the ceremony.

Graceland University School of Nursing
1401 West Truman Road
Independence, MO 64050
816-833-0524 ext. 4679 (for questions or inquiries.)