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Nursing students capture Student Nurse Challenge Bowl
04-2-14

The senior nurses brought home the trophy and a $500 prize.

Misericordia University senior nursing students recently capture first place in the 11th annual Geoffrey Allen Walp Memorial Student Nurse Challenge Bowl at East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, Pa.

The annual competition features students buzzing in to answer questions that appear on the state nursing board examination. Nine schools of nursing competed for the annual $500 prize and trophy.
 
Misericordia University nursing students Ashley Allen, Milford, Pa.; Tamara Bradley, Elysburg, Pa.; Katie Carboni, Cherry Hill, N.J.; Jordan Papp, Sunbury, Pa.; Brittany Stine, Sunbury, Pa., and Kayla Zechman, Towanda, Pa., formed the winning team. Misericordia nursing faculty Marion Villano, R.N., M.S.N., assistant professor; Vanessa Mayorowski, M.S.N., C.R.N.P., assistant professor; Audrey Cunfer, R.N., M.S.N., clinical simulation lab coordinator, and Mary Hoover, R.N., M.S.N., adjunct faculty attended the event.
 
The event tests students’ knowledge in multiple areas of nursing practice. Its purpose is to help nursing students prepare for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), which is a mandatory test that will grant licensure into professional practice. NCLEX-RN is a standardized, multiple-choice exam for registered nurses developed and controlled by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The exam is related to the job functions most commonly required of entry-level RNs. The exam tests current medical knowledge, nursing competencies, and determines eligibility to earn an RN license and begin working as a registered nurse.
 
The challenge serves as a social, educational and competitive endeavor among nursing students from Bloomsburg University, Misericordia University, East Stroudsburg University, Luzerne County Community College, Penn State Worthington/Scranton, Marywood University, University of Scranton and Wilkes University. It is also a recruitment tool and job fair for health care providers seeking nurses.
 
For more information about the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs 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 2014 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.
 
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Misericordia University senior nursing students recently capture first place in the 11th annual Geoffrey Allen Walp Memorial Student Nurse Challenge at East Stroudsburg University. Members of the team, first row from left, are Kayla Zechman, Towanda, Pa.; Jordan Papp, Sunbury, Pa.; Tamara Bradley, Elysburg, Pa.; Vanessa Mayorowski, assistant professor of nursing, and Brittany Stine, Sunbury, Pa.; second row, Katie Carboni, Cherry Hill, N.J.; Marion Villano, assistant professor of nursing, and Ashley Allen, Milford, Pa.