Nursing students participate in 'A Walk in her Shoes' to benefit Ruth's Place

The walk was held in downtown Wilkes-Barre.
More than 20 students in the Misericordia University Department of Nursing were among the hundreds of participants who took part in the 5th “A Walk in Her Shoes,” to benefit Ruth’s Place House of Hope shelter for homeless women and children in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

The two-mile walk wound through the city and ended with a fundraising rally on Public Square. The route took participants past many of the agencies dedicated to helping the homeless, including the Salvation Army, Community Counseling Service and St. Stephen’s Food and Clothing Pantry.

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 oldest nursing program in northeastern Pennsylvania, the Misericordia University Nursing Department also offers graduate nursing programs. The graduate programs are designed to meet the special needs of current BSN registered nurses who desire an advanced practice specialization as a nurse practitioner.

For more information about Misericordia University Nursing Program, please call (570) 674-6474 or log on to Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 36 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.


Among the Misericordia University students who participated in the ‘A Walk in Her Shoes,’ to benefit Ruth’s Place House of Hope shelter, first row from left, areare nursing students Megan Hullihan, Natalie, Pa.; Lisa Perugino, Dallas, Pa.; Kristin Eden, Wapwallopen, Pa.; and Caitlin Wilkinson, Bridgewater, N.J.; second row, Megan Margavage, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Amy Austin, Sweet Valley, Pa.; Lisa Oney, Wyoming, Pa.; Donna Snelson, associate professor of nursing, Mountain Top, Pa.; and Alyssa Smith, Myerstown, Pa.