Commencement Ceremonies Honor Nursing and GSBS Grads

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso held commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 11, for the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Fifty-two graduates who completed the Hunt School of Nursing’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program and 10 registered nurses who completed the R.N. to B.S.N. program were recognized during the commencement and pinning ceremony.

Graduate Raul Sanchez decided to pursue a nursing career after several years as a special education teacher. He reflected on the hard work that went in to his goal of earning a B.S.N.

“Taking 17 hours (of courses) on top of clinicals, it was a daunting task—the most challenging thing I’ve done in my life,” he said.

Students in the Accelerated B.S.N. program take up to 17 credit hours per semester for four successive semesters. The rigorous program allows students to graduate in 16 months after working through a curriculum designed for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

The GSBS held the second commencement in the history of the school on Saturday, honoring 18 graduates of the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program and seven graduates of the school’s Post-baccalaureate certificate program. Students obtaining their master’s degree began their studies in 2017, and students obtaining their post-baccalaureate certificate began their studies in 2018.

Check out photo galleries of the commencement ceremonies on TTUHSC El Paso’s Facebook page: