During the event, students  will recite the Nursing Honor Code pledge. The 114 total includes traditional students, accelerated second-degree students and Owensboro extension program students.

“This is an important symbol for the students entering the professional portion of their education,” said Marcia Hern, EdD, CNS, RN, UofL School of Nursing dean and professor. “Our students are extremely bright – we admit the best.”

The average grade point average for the 58 traditional students is 3.8 – of those, four had a perfect 4.0.

The Transition ceremony will be 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kornhauser Library auditorium at the Health Sciences Center. It is open to UofL faculty, staff and students.