Local Nursing Students Recognized At Misericorida Pinning Ceremony

The Department of Nursing at Misericordia University recently held a pinning ceremony to recognize the students who completed the Part-Time Evening Bachelor of Science Degree Nursing Program and the RN to BSN Expressway Accelerated Degree Program.

The pinning ceremony was held in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall to recognized the 14 students who completed the Part-Time Evening Bachelor of Science Degree Nursing Program (PTENP) and the one students who finished the RN to BSN Expressway 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.

Nursing students who received their pins during the ceremony, included Heidi Kosmer of White Haven, and Michele Maczuga of Mountaintop.

Misericordia University features the oldest nursing program in the area and graduates more students in the health sciences than any other college or university in NEPA. The University offers three

undergraduate nursing programs: traditional, full-time nursing students; part-time accelerated evening program for adult students; and the RN to BSN 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 MSN nursing program is designed to meet the special needs of current BSN registered nurses who desire an advanced practice specialization as a family nurse practitioner.

MU also offers a post-master’s certificate as a family nurse practitioner for nurses who already have an advanced clinical master’s degree and wish to change or expand

their practice focus to primary care.