Thirty-eight senior undergraduate nursing students at Misericordia University presented their capstone projects to the campus community at the annual Nursing Research Poster Day program in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library.
The program featured poster presentations on the Affordable Care Act, root cause analysis, millennium goals, core measures and many more. The student-research topics were approved by faculty advisors at the beginning of the spring semester.
Misericordia University features the oldest nursing program in the region and graduates more students in the health sciences than any other college or university in Northeastern Pennsylvania. 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, and lead to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
The Department of Nursing at Misericordia University also offers the online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program – the third doctoral program at the University – to accommodate the needs of busy health care professionals and in response to the growing national need for advanced practice nursing professionals.
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 who wish to change or expand their practice focus to primary care. Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with advanced education in health assessment, diagnosis and management of acute and chronic health conditions with expertise in health promotion and disease prevention. Graduate programming leads to the MSN and provides course work in a convenient part-time, one-day-a-week format.
Nursing students at Misericordia can successfully complete the three individual programs – BSN, MSN and DNP – by taking a blend of traditional classroom and online courses.
The nursing program recently had its continuing accreditation extended for the maximum of 10 years to March 2023 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
For more information about the Department of Nursing at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to www.misericordia.edu/nursing. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County's first four-year college and offers 34 academic 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 2015 edition of Best Colleges, and was designated a 2015 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.
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Thirty-eight senior nursing students presented their projects at Nursing Research Poster Day in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. The students presented their projects on topics such as improving access to health care, the Affordable Care Act, and ageism. Participating in the program, first row from left, are Holly Reese, Nanticoke; Shelby Brochetti, Wallkill, N.Y.; Claudia Henry, Lyons, N.Y.; Brittany Delancey, Montrose, and Samantha Knowlton, Clifford; second row, Kelly Zirnheld, Mountain Top; Lauren Ford, Mountain Top; Veronica Warshaw, Honesdale; Amanda O'Brien, Dallas; Brittney Rosencrans, Sweet Valley; Annette Weiss, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E., associate professor of nursing and director of the Expressway RN Program; Cynthia Mailloux, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E., professor and chair of the Department of Nursing; Brooke Anderson, Blue Bell; Alicia Norato, Robbinsville, N.J.; Jillian Balberchak, West Pittston; Julia Boyd, Laflin, and Katrina Blannett-Kasper, West Pittston.
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Thirty-eight senior nursing students presented their projects at Nursing Research Poster Day in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. The students presented their projects on topics such as improving access to health care, the Affordable Care Act, and ageism. Participating in the program, first row from left, are Angel Shope, Cameron, N.C.; Katie Barto, Severna Park, Md.; Emily Hegner, Langhorne; Kelsey Heimbach, Selinsgrove, and Nicole Klees, Montgomery; second row, Lacey DeGraw, Honesdale; Emily Kudlacik, Parsippany, N.J.; Amanda Turoni, Scranton; Brooke Carey, Forty Fort; Beatriz Chavez, Wilkes-Barre; Jessica Owen, Edwardsville; Alyssa Bazink, Mayfield; Genevieve Minnich, Mickleton, N.J.; Sherry Chen, Kingston, and Samantha Baro, Douglassville; third row, Matthew Brown, White Haven; Yuri Pelepko-Filak, Trucksville; Matthew Stephenson, Tunkhannock; Cory Balko, Falls; Tyler Hessert, Williamsport, and Chris Evans, Exeter.