New nursing students to take part in special ceremony

  • IF YOU GO

  • WHAT: The 2013 Hands of Caring ceremony

    WHEN: 4-6 p.m., Friday

    WHERE: Susan Ryon Davis Multi-Purpose Room in Brazos Hall at UH Sugar Land, 14000 University Blvd.

SUGAR LAND - An upcoming ceremony will welcome the new University of Houston-Victoria Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing students to the profession and give their families an inside look at the university's School of Nursing.

"The Hands of Caring is an important event because these students are dedicating their lives to caring for others in the nursing profession," said Kathryn Tart, founding dean of the UHV School of Nursing. "One of the best tools nurses have is their hands. Our hands become instruments of caring."

The Second Degree BSN program allows people with a bachelor's degree in another field to become nurses in a year after meeting admission criteria. Most students start the program in January and graduate in December.

The event is open to the friends and family of the students, along with UHV faculty and staff.