First class of Thiel College nursing students in nearly 20 years receives white coats

GREENVILLE, Pa.—As part of Thiel College’s new Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, the first class of nursing students since 2002 participated in their white coat ceremony recently.

“As the inaugural director of the Nursing Program at Thiel College, I am delighted to announce the B.S.N. Class of 2025,” Program Director Sarahbeth Abalos, Ph.D. said. “The students are a diverse and exceptional group who display academic excellence and possess the core values of nursing. The program is committed to emphasizing the social mandate of nursing to prepare the students to address the region's unique needs and advance the population's health.”

First-year nursing students received their white coats during the Sept. 30 ceremony as a symbol of their entrance into the medical profession and into their healthcare studies. The following nursing students are members of the Class of 2025 who received their white coats at this year’s ceremony:

“Thiel nursing is a brand-new program that has opened many doors for students that are interested in nursing. Being a part of this program can help anyone achieve their nursing career dreams quickly,” Boyd said. “I chose to be a part of this program because of the limitless opportunities I have been offered in it.”

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a new Master of Science in speech-language pathology and 2Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program.A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation as it celebrates 150 years.