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Part-Time Accelerated Evening Nursing Program students honored at pinning ceremony
08-19-13

The pinning ceremony was held Aug. 15.
The pinning ceremony was held Aug. 15.

Misericordia University recently held a pinning ceremony in Lemmond Theater at Walsh Hall to recognize the 15 students who completed the Part-Time Accelerated Evening Bachelor of Science Degree Nursing Program.

 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 Kristin Eden of Wapwallopen, 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. Daryl Bennett of Scranton, Pa., received the Academic Excellence Award that is conferred to a BSN student who has attained the highest academic standing overall. The Mario DeFrancesco Award was presented to Elizabeth Anne Papciak 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 Amy Nichole Austin, Sweet Valley, Pa.; Daryl Bennett, Scranton, Pa.; Erica Comine, Scranton, Pa.; Ryan Diddick, Nicholson, Pa.; Kristin Eden, Wapwallopen, Pa.; Amy Marie Hawley, Montrose, Pa.; Megan Lynn Hullihan, Natalie, Pa.; Melanie Claire Larson-Keck, Saylorsburg, Pa.; Megan Lynne Margavage, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Lisa Oney, Wyoming, Pa.; Elizabeth Anne Papciak, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Lisa Marie Perugino, Dallas, Pa.; Cortney Repanshek, Drums, Pa.; Victoria Romano, Shohola, Pa., and Tiffany Timpko, Mountaintop, Pa.
 
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.
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 academic majors on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.
 
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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, from left, are Kristin Eden, Wapwallopen, Pa.; Cortney Repanshek, Drums, Pa.; Ryan Diddick, Nicholson, Pa.; Daryl Bennett, Scranton, Pa.; Megan Lynn Hullihan, Natalie, Pa.; Elizabeth Anne Papciak, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Lisa Oney, Wyoming, Pa.; Megan Lynne Margavage, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Tiffany Timpko, Mountaintop, Pa.; Amy Marie Hawley, Montrose, Pa.; Erica Comine, Scranton, Pa.; Lisa Marie Perugino, Dallas, Pa.; Victoria Romano, Shohola, Pa.; Amy Nichole Austin, Sweet Valley, Pa., and Melanie Claire Larson-Keck, Saylorsburg, Pa.