P-T Accelerated Evening Nursing Program, RN-Expressway Program graduates honored at pinning|
During the ceremony, undergraduate nursing students received the Misericordia University Nursing Pin, a symbol of achievement in the nursing profession. Family and friends attended the event, which also featured the recital of the international pledge for nurses and the international prayer for nurses.
The nursing department also recognized Sherri Culver of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., by presenting her with the Clinical Excellence Award, which is presented to a student whose grade point average is greater than 3.0 and who is judged by faculty to administer superior nursing skills in clinical practice. Suzanne Lennon of Mocanaqua, Pa., received the Academic Excellence Award that is conferred to a BSN student who has attained the highest academic standing overall. The Clinical Promise in Mental Health Nursing Award was presented to Melissa Davies of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The award is given to a student who plans to pursue a career specializing in psychiatric nursing and who also excelled in the psychiatric nursing class and clinical rotation.
Nursing students who received their pins during the ceremony, included Charissa Albertson, Hanover Twp., Pa.; Joani Bailey, Forest City, Pa.; Kathleen Marie Carter, Hunlock Creek, Pa.; Sherri Culver, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Melissa Davies, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Mikayla Rae Gillette, Hawley, Pa.; Bob Griffith, Luzerne, Pa.; Nicole Knizek, Bohemia, N.Y.; Suzanne Lennon, Mocanaqua, Pa.; Kevin Lockett, Pittston, Pa.; Angela Loncola, Tannersville, Pa.; Marc Eddy Mode, Queens Village, N.Y.; Tiffany Pfeil-Fisher, Drums, Pa.; Joy Gena Resuta, Freeland, Pa.; Judi Roccograndi, Kingston, Pa.; Yeidy Santana, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Nathan Thomas Shelhamer, Benton, Pa.; Brittni Ayn Williamson, Sweet Valley, Pa.; Kara Worth, Floral Park, N.Y.; Shawn Marie Wright, Tunkhannock, Pa., and Tina Maria Zannetti, Bear Creek Twp., Pa. Diane Johnson of Bloomsburg, Pa., also received her nursing pin after completing the RN-Expressway Program.
Misericordia University offers three undergraduate nursing programs: traditional, full-time nursing students; part-time accelerated evening program for adult students; and the RN/Expressway Program. The undergraduate nursing programs are designed to meet the special educational and scheduling needs of adult and traditional students. They all lead to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The University also offers an online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program in two formats.
For more information about the nursing program at Misericordia University, please log on to www.misericordia.edu/nursing or call (570) 674-6400. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 34 degree programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats. Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 edition of Best Colleges and was designated a 2015 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.
Misericordia University recently held a pinning ceremony at Lemmond Theater at Walsh Hall for nursing students graduating from the Part-Time Accelerated Evening Bachelor of Science Nursing Program. Nursing students receiving their pins, first row from left, are Tina Maria Zannetti, Bear Creek Twp., Pa.; Angela Loncola, Tannersville, Pa.; Melissa Davies, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Suzanne Lennon, Mocanaqua, Pa.; Yeidy Santana, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Marc Eddy Mode, Queens Village, N.Y.; Brittni Ayn Williamson, Sweet Valley, Pa.; Shawn Marie Wright, Tunkhannock, Pa.; Kathleen Marie Carter, Hunlock Creek, Pa.; Mikayla Gillette, Hawley, Pa., and Bob Griffith, Luzerne, Pa.; second row, Diana Johnson, Bloomsburg, Pa.; Tiffany Pfeil-Fisher, Drums, Pa.; Nathan Shelhamer, Benton, Pa.; Judith Roccograndi, Kingston, Pa.; Joani Bailey, Forest City, Pa.; Kevin Lockett, Pittston, Pa.; Nicole Knizek, Bohemia, N.Y., and Kara Worth, Floral Park, N.Y.