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Commencement Ceremony

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The College holds a commencement ceremony within five (5) calendar weeks after the completion of each learner cohort’s course of study. Commencement ceremony dates are listed in the Academic Calendar section of this Catalog and are non-negotiable. Graduates will receive a complimentary Nightingale College pin, a diploma cover, a nursing lamp, and honor cords as awarded. Inclusion in the commencement ceremony does not imply official graduation from the College.

Graduation is the completion of all degree requirements as recorded on the official transcript. Commencement is defined as the voluntary ceremony that celebrates the completion of a degree program. Learners are invited to participate in the ceremony upon satisfactory completion of all graduation requirements. Learners may be allowed to participate in the ceremony prior to completing all graduation requirements; however, degrees will not be conferred, nor official transcripts or diplomas issued, until all graduation requirements are met.

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