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School of Nursing Convocation

Friday, December 14 | 4:00 – 6:00PM | SUB Jordan Ballroom

Congratulations to our honored graduates! We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to the School of Nursing Convocation.
 To participate in Convocation, all graduates must complete a Graduate Convocation Questionnaire. This survey will be available on this page November 15, 2018.

Graduation & Convocation Information for Nursing Students

Please complete the tasks below in preparation for convocation.


Saturday, December 15, 10:00 am.
Taco Bell Arena
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Student responses for convocation will be available November 15, 2018, use the survey link above. Each graduate prepares words of thanks to be read while they walk across the stage.  These student responses are designed to recognize individuals who have supported them in earning their degree and provides information about their plans after graduation.


Each undergraduate is invited to select and invite one special guest to escort them across the stage at Convocation. Please respect your fellow classmates by selecting only one escort. This person will carry your stole and can be a parent, friend, partner, child, or faculty member who has significantly impacted your life and education.  Graduate students will be greeted on stage by their advisor.


Discounted parking ($2.00 per space) is available May 4 in the Lincoln Avenue Garage (located between the Student Union and the Norco/Nursing bldg). Park in any space that is not designated by a sign. Proceed to a pay kiosk near the stairs, enter license plate number and select “Nursing Convocation” on the screen.


Academic regalia is required to participate in Convocation or Commencement. Please review the requirements below based upon your degree program. Regalia is available for purchase at the Graduation Fair in the SUB on November 13 or at the Bookstore. View the Boise State Bookstore Graduation Page.


Required regalia includes a mortar board, gown and tassel.

MN, AGNP-MN or AGNP Graduate Certificate

Required regalia includes a black mortar board, gown, apricot master’s hood and tassel. It is purchased through the Bookstore.  Only doctoral students may rent regalia.


Doctoral students will receive information about renting or purchasing regalia directly from the Graduate College. Watch your email.


Boise State School of Nursing Enamel Pin

Nursing Pins

Bachelor of Science graduates may display a nursing pin on their stoles. Options include: option of wearing a Boise State University School of Nursing pin on their stole or may wear a professional nursing pin. For example, if you have a pin that has been in your family that holds significant value, you may use that pin for the ceremony. Purchase Nursing pins at the Boise State BroncoShop.

As a reminder, pins will be attached to the stole that your escort carries for you.

Academic Stoles

School of Nursing Academic Stoles, in apricot fabric signify you are now in the nursing profession. Stoles are available for BS-Nursing and RN-BS graduates to purchase through the Bookstore and wear with their graduation regalia. Stoles are optional and not required to walk in Convocation or Commencement. Stoles are provided at no cost to master’s and doctoral graduates.


Honor Cords

Honor Cords are available for purchase from the Bookstore and may be worn to Convocation and Commencement by students whose cumulative GPA upon application for graduation was a 3.50 or above. Purchase online or at the Boise State Bookstore

Photo of cords worn by STTI nursing graduates

STTI Cords

Sigma Theta Tau International inductees may purchase STTI Cords ($18) at the SON Nursing Administration Suite, Norco 433.

The School of Nursing Convocation is a ceremony to celebrate and honor the academic achievements of nursing students. Join us and share your success with nursing faculty, staff, fellow students, friends and family.  View slide show to learn more about Convocation.Image associated with PPT video presentation

What is Convocation

Convocation provides an opportunity for nursing graduates to share their excitement and academic accomplishment with faculty, staff, fellow students, family, and friends at a special ceremony.

Similar to the university commencement event, each individual student is recognized as they walk across the stage in their full graduation regalia. However, unique to convocation is the opportunity for students to invite an honored guest to walk beside them on stage. This person can be a parent, friend, partner, child, or faculty member who has significantly impacted their life and their education.

Students from the BS-Nursing Program and the RN-BS Program will be presented on stage with their apricot color stole by one of the School of Nursing Associate Directors. Masters graduates will be hooded on stage during convocation, whereas Doctor of Nursing graduates will receive their doctoral hoods during the commencement ceremony.

Convocation includes remarks from the School of Nursing Director and College of Health Sciences Dean. The ceremony features a keynote speaker and often includes recognition of special friends and donors of the School of Nursing. At the conclusion of the ceremony, nursing students and registered nurses in the audience will join together to recite the Nursing Oath.

Questions about Convocation? Contact Us.

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BSN: Jill Jenkins
RN-BS: Sandi Gregory
AGNP or DNP: Zerik Kadrlik
Simulation Certificate: Nancy Loftus