2016 Commencement Ceremony

Students take a moment to appreciate the view prior to the start of the 2016 commencement ceremony.

Students take a moment to appreciate the view prior to the start of the 2016 commencement ceremony.

Leaders, Speakers, and Faculty Members preparing to take the Davies Hall stage congratulate each other.

Leaders, Speakers, and Faculty Members preparing to take the Davies Hall stage congratulate each other.

Student Affairs team helps prepare materials for commencement ceremony.

Student Affairs team helps prepare materials for commencement ceremony.

Student Affairs staff prepare and await for arrival of this year's graduates.

Student Affairs staff prepare and await for arrival of this year's graduates.

Student Affairs team member XinXin awaiting arrival of this year's graduates.

Student Affairs team member XinXin awaiting arrival of this year's graduates.

Group of students take a selfie at 2016 commencement ceremony.

Group of students take a selfie at 2016 commencement ceremony.

Group of students pose at 2016 commencement ceremony.

Group of students pose at 2016 commencement ceremony.

Group of students pose at 2016 commencement ceremony.

Group of students pose at 2016 commencement ceremony.

Group of students pose at 2016 commencement ceremony.

Group of students pose at 2016 commencement ceremony.

Group of students pose at 2016 commencement ceremony.

Group of students pose at 2016 commencement ceremony.

Psych Master’s students pose for a group shot before the ceremony.

Psych Master’s students pose for a group shot before the ceremony.

School of Nursing Commencement brochure.

UCSF School of Nursing 2016 Commencement brochure.

Commencement ceremony to begin the graduates take in all the energy.

Commencement ceremony to begin the graduates take in all the energy.

Congratulations to our Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) “holy fahsnickers…you did it!!!”

Congratulations to our Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) “holy fahsnickers…you did it!!!”

Dean David Vlahov addresses and welcomes this year’s graduates, friends and family.

Dean David Vlahov addresses and welcomes this year’s graduates, friends and family.

Dean David Vlahov addresses and welcomes this year’s graduates, friends and family.

Dean David Vlahov addresses and welcomes this year’s graduates, friends and family.

A view of the crowd at this year’s UCSF School of Nursing commencement.

A view of the crowd at this year’s UCSF School of Nursing commencement.

A view of the crowd at this year’s UCSF School of Nursing commencement.

A view of the crowd at this year’s UCSF School of Nursing commencement.

Hamza Alduraidi, Doctor of Philosophy Nursing Student, delivers the first student address.

Hamza Alduraidi, Doctor of Philosophy Nursing Student, delivers the first student address.

Hamza Alduraidi, Doctor of Philosophy Nursing Student, who delivered the first student address.

Hamza Alduraidi, Doctor of Philosophy Nursing Student, who delivered the first student address.

Alana Rothman, Master of Science in Nursing Student, delivers the second student address.

Alana Rothman, Master of Science in Nursing Student, delivers the second student address.

Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN, President and CEO, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) delivers the 2016 Commenc

Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN, President and CEO, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) delivers the 2016 Commencement Address.

PhD Awards

PhD Awards

PhD Awards

PhD Awards

Austin Nation receives his doctoral hood from our faculty, congratulations!

Austin Nation receives his doctoral hood from our faculty, congratulations!

Master’s Student of the Year Award goes to Jennifer Darden—congratulations!

Master’s Student of the Year Award goes to Jennifer Darden—congratulations!

Nursing students receive their diplomas.

Nursing students receive their diplomas.

Nursing students receive their diplomas.

Nursing students receive their diplomas.

Student and faculty embrace in celebration following a doctoral hooding.

Student and faculty embrace in celebration following a doctoral hooding.

Nursing students receive their diplomas.

Nursing students receive their diplomas.

Our tremendous faculty members pose for a photo following the ceremony.

Our tremendous faculty members pose for a photo following the ceremony.

EVCP Lowenstein, Dean Vlahov, CEO Trautman, and Vice Chancellor & Dean Watkins pose for a photo following commencement.

EVCP Lowenstein, Dean Vlahov, CEO Trautman, and Vice Chancellor & Dean Watkins pose for a photo following commencement.

The conclusion of our 2016 commencement ceremony-congratulations grads! very proud of you.

The conclusion of our 2016 commencement ceremony-congratulations grads!

Congratulations to Quinn Grundy, PhD, RN, for distinguished dissertation award!

Congratulations to Quinn Grundy, PhD, RN, for distinguished dissertation award!

Group of students pose following the 2016 commencement ceremony.

Group of students pose following the 2016 commencement ceremony.

2016 grad poses with her family following commencement.

2016 grad poses with her family following commencement.

2016 grad poses with her family following commencement.

2016 grad poses with her family following commencement.

Congratulations Advanced Practice Public Health specialty nurse, Thomas (Tom) Major!

Congratulations Advanced Practice Public Health specialty nurse, Thomas (Tom) Major!

2016 grad poses with family following commencement.

2016 grad poses with family following commencement.

Students with a view at the 2016 commencement ceremony.

Students with a view at the 2016 commencement ceremony.

On June 10, 2016, graduates of the UCSF School of Nursing were celebrated in the 2016 Commencement, held at Davies Symphony Hall in the Civic Center of San Francisco. Distinguished guest President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN, delivered the address.

The evening's printed program listed several student and faculty awards, 27 candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD degree), 3 candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, and some 159 candidates for the Master of Science degree.

Special thanks to our photographer Elisabeth Fall and support Cynthia Chor and Lynne Palazzolo. Please share commencement photos with us through #UCSFNurse16. Congratulations graduates!

Photos from Hamza Alduraidi

Image of Davies Hall prepped and ready for this year's graduates.

Image of Davies Hall prepped and ready for this year's graduates.

Professor and Interim Chair Margaret (Meg) Wallhagen approaches the stage at the start of this year's commencement.

Professor and Interim Chair Margaret (Meg) Wallhagen approaches the stage at the start of this year's commencement.

Clinical Professors Karen Duderstadt and Mary Lynch proceed to stage at the start of commencement.

Clinical Professors Karen Duderstadt and Mary Lynch proceed to stage at the start of commencement.

School of Nursing faculty arrive and stand ready for the start of commencement.

School of Nursing faculty arrive and stand ready for the start of commencement.

Another view of the faculty, leadership, and distinguished guests on stage at the start of commencement

Another view of the faculty, leadership, and distinguished guests on stage at the start of commencement

Dean David Vlahov addresses and welcomes this year’s graduates, friends and family.

Dean David Vlahov addresses and welcomes this year’s graduates, friends and family.

Another view as Dean David Vlahov addresses and welcomes this year’s graduates, friends and family.

Another view as Dean David Vlahov addresses and welcomes this year’s graduates, friends and family.

Master of Science in Nursing student Alana Rothman delivers the second address.

Master of Science in Nursing student Alana Rothman delivers the second address.

Students and Professor Laura Wagner at the podium during this year's commencement.

Students and Professor Laura Wagner at the podium during this year's commencement.

Portrait of Doctor of Philosophy Nursing student Hamza Alduraidi, who delivered the first address.

Portrait of Doctor of Philosophy Nursing student Hamza Alduraidi, who delivered the first address.

Image of commencement brochure with Davies Hall in background.

Image of commencement brochure with Davies Hall in background.