Graceland Nursing Recognition Ceremony, May 16, 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: May 16, 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 May 16th. 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.)

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Appropriate Ceremony Attire:

BSN-RN's wear Blue Graceland Uniform (cap optional). Shoes may be Navy blue or black closed-toe, closed-heel with blue uniform.
Wear hosiery/socks with nursing shoes.
Please: No open toe or open heel shoes.
RN-BSN's may wear Professional Dress w/White lab coat
Women: Skirts must be at least knee length and/or extend beyond any lab coat worn.
Men: wear dress pants and button down shirts. Wear comfortable business professional style low heel shoes.

        OR – If desired: RN-BSN's may wear traditional Nursing Whites (cap optional),
New white uniform top/pants or skirt/dress.
Women: Skirts must be at least knee length. Wear hosiery/socks with white dress flats or white soft-soled shoes.
Please: No open toe or open heel shoes..
MSN's and DNP's wear professional attire, business style clothing, similar to what is worn during church services. Wear comfortable business professional style shoes.

Ceremony Begins: 7 p.m.

Graduates please arrive no later than: 6 p.m., on campus BSN graduates assemble in the Music Room, distance learning graduates assemble in the Meditation Garden area after having head shot photos taken 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 $15.00. 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 have the appropriate bio (link to pdf below) filled out and email to:

(BSN Bio) to Cindy Leveridge-Gregory at
(MSN Bio) Barbara Garwood at
(DNP Bio) Barbara Garwood at

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 after the event.

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