Graduate nursing students achieve 100% pass rate on national certification examination

Dr. Brenda Hage
All ten students who recently completed the Department of Nursing at Misericordia University’s graduate family nurse practitioner program successfully passed the national board certification examination in family practice.

Seven students received their Master of Science degrees in nursing in the family nurse practitioner track and three students successfully completed requirements for the post-master’s certificate program in the family nurse practitioner track.

Members of the 2010 family nurse practitioner program graduating class are: Barbara Campagna, Mountaintop, Pa.; Andrea Constanzo, Bartonsville, Pa.; Linda Davis, Williamsport, Pa.; Stephanie Grencavage, Bear Creek, Pa.; Karolina Levesque, Kingston, Pa.; Katrina Maurer, Clarks Green, Pa.; Amelia Tewksbury, Wyalusing, Pa.; Kathy Vidumsky, Glen Lyon, Pa.; Sherry Zeshonski, Dunmore, Pa.; and Lisa Ware, Dunmore, Pa.

“Primary care family nurse practitioners are in high demand both in our local community and nationally due to health care workforce shortages and an increased need for primary care providers created by national health care reforms,” said Dr. Brenda Hage, director of graduate nursing programs at Misericordia University. “Family nurse practitioner graduates who complete Misericordia University’s graduate nursing program are well placed to advance in their health care careers due to our rigorous curriculum and cutting edge clinical practice experiences.”

For more information about the Misericordia University Graduate Nursing programs or about careers in the field, please contact Dr. Hage, director of Graduate Nursing Programs, at (570) 674-6760, at, or log on to