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News & Events of 2022

Nursing Student Clinical Rotations


May, 2022

As part of the Department of Education requirements, nursing students must spend a certain number of hours each year working in various health care institutions under the guidance of professional nurses, in environments such as hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers.

We were pleased to receive the following letter from one of the nursing professionals that guided our students during a part of their recent clinical rotation. They also pointed out the current need for more nurses.


I have had the pleasure to meet the students from your school and the instructor.

The students are so eager to learn and asking questions. They are a great bunch. They watched me changed a chest port huber needle and dressing change. Also they observed me placing a wound vac. I wish them all the very best and hope to meet them again and watch them succeed as nurses in the community. We sure do need them.

Best wishes to all of you!

If I can ever help in any way, please let me know.

Maikel ------ RN, ADON
(Last name withheld for privacy)

Tampa Lakes Health & Rehabilitation

The Nursing Oath

As a Nurse dedicated to providing the highest quality care and services, I solemnly pledge that I will:

  • Consider the welfare of humanity and relief of suffering my primary concerns.
  • Act in a compassionate and trustworthy manner in all aspects of my care.
  • Apply my knowledge, experience, and skills to the best of my ability to assure optimal outcomes for my patients.
  • Exercise sound professional judgment while abiding by legal and ethical requirements.
  • Accept the lifelong obligation to improve my professional knowledge and competence.
  • Promote, advocate for, and strive to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient.
  • With this pledge, I accept the duties and responsibilities that embody the nursing profession.
  • I take this pledge voluntarily, with the full realization of the responsibility with which I am entrusted by the public.
White Coat Ceremony Poster

A note from a student to our President


Mrs. Maggie,
I love the school, and I love the way that you organize it. Thank You.
G. Emile
ADN Student, Cohort 2024

Press Release


Meridian West Central College To Celebrate First White Coat Ceremony

Sarasota — 04/27/2022 — Meridian West Central College, School of Nursing Class of 2023 will host its first White Coat Ceremony on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. The white coat ceremony is an important transformative moment for nursing students. We invite our faculty, administrators, students, their family and friends, and the local community to join us and celebrate this important, special, and meaningful occasion. A history in the making for the college.

Meridian West Central College is a women-owned, minority-owned private college located in Sarasota, Florida. Our nursing programs allow students to achieve their goal to become a licensed Florida nurse and serve our communities. MWCC’s White Coat Ceremony represents a solemn and symbolic event for our nursing students, who will be starting their Medical-Surgical clinical training. This is a milestone that marks their transition to clinical healthcare settings.

The Keynote speaker, Dr. Beverly Bonaparte, PhD, ANP, RN, FAAN, an experienced nursing educator, will address the students. The MWCC Clinical Education Director, Ms. Judith Pierre, RN, BSN, MSN will proudly coat the students, thus, commemorating this great moment.

At the ceremony, Dr. Arnold Sta Rosa, interim nursing dean, will lead the students to recite the College of Nursing oath. This oath is a vow to their commitment to provide quality, comprehensive, and compassionate patient care, while keeping the patient’s best interest at heart, and to maintaining professionalism throughout their clinical rotations and in relationships with classmates, instructors, patients, and the community.

"Our first White Coat Ceremony marks the start of a tradition, a rite of passage for the college and our future nursing cohorts, to set the standard for compassionate care as a hallmark of their clinical practice." stated Maggie Goldstein, President of Meridian West Central College.

Meridian West Central College located at 201 Montgomery Ave, Sarasota Florida 34243. Founded in 2019, licensed by the Florida Board of Nursing and Commission for Independent Education, offering nursing degree granting programs. We are proud to serve the local community, and students all over the country.

For more information:
Brittney Goldstein
Tel: (631) 512-5498
E-Mail: meridianwestcentral2020@gmail.com
Web: www.meridianwestcentral.college

WHITE COAT CEREMONY

Installing the Next Generation of Nurses committed to compassionate care

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PLEDGE OF LEGION EVENTS

WELCOMEArnold Sta Rosa, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C
Interim Dean of Nursing, MWCC
WHITE COAT PRESENTATIONJudith Pierre, RN, BSN, MSN
Clinical Education Director
 Beverly Currie, RN, BSN, MSN
Clinical Simulation Professor
OATHNursing Commitment to Compassionate Care Oath
Arnold Sta Rosa, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C
KEYNOTE SPEAKERBeverly Bonaparte, PhD, ANP, RN, FAAN
FACULTY REMARKSEdeline Mitton, M.Ed., MPH Candidate
Director, Student Advising/Career Services