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Forty Three senior nursing students presented their projects at Nursing Research Poster Day in the Insalaco Hall on May 5, 2016. The students presented their projects on topics such as achieving UN Sustainable Health Goals and Transformational Leadership.
DALLAS, Pa. – The Department of Nursing at Misericordia University recently held its Arnold P. Gold Foundation and American Association of Colleges of Nursing (Gold-AACN) White Coat Ceremony for Nursing in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall by cloaking 40 sophomore nursing students and 7 part time evening nursing students who began the professional portion of the nursing program in the spring semester.
Misericordia University received financial support from the Gold Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to originally establish the White Coat Ceremony. An international nonprofit organization, the Gold Foundation established the ceremony in 1993 as a way to welcome new students into the professions of medicine and to underscore the importance of humanistic and patient-centered health care.
At the Misericordia University White Coat Ceremony, family and friends, as well as faculty and administration watched as sophomore nursing students took an oath that acknowledges their essential role as caregivers, with an emphasis on the Religious Sisters of Mercy’s charisms of Mercy, Service, Justice and Hospitality. Students also received white coats and lapel pins that feature the Gold Foundation’s logo, a stethoscope in the shape of a heart surrounded by the words “humanism in medicine,” to remind them compassion and empathy must be the hallmark of their clinical practice.
John W. Mullen, R.N., A.N.D., P.H.R.N., C.F.R.N., a registered nurse in a cardiac intensive care unit, delivered an emotional keynote address in which he outlined the compassionate care he received in the hospital by his health care team. Mullen began his career in health care as an orderly, as he continued his education in nursing. Through the years, he has worked in various roles in the nursing profession, including 15 years as a as a flight nurse with the Geisinger Medical Centers Life Flight program.
Darlene Kuchinski-Donnelly Ph.D. (C), R.N., assistant professor, Undergraduate Nursing Department, served as announcer for the white coat presentation ceremony. Misericordia University nursing students were cloaked by Annette Weiss Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E., interim chair, and Vanessa Mayorowski, M.S.N., C.R.N.P., assistant professor and director, Undergraduate Nursing Department.
The Department of Nursing at Misericordia University held its Gold-AACN White Coat Ceremony for Nursing by cloaking 40 sophomore nursing students and seven part time evening nursing students who began the professional portion of the nursing program in the spring semester. Students participating in the program included, first row from left, Stephanie Wiedlich, Nanticoke, Pa.; Amanda Ryan, Harveys Lake, Pa.; Taylor Verna, West Chester, Pa.; Paige Clancy, Boiling Springs, Pa.; Rebecca Osborne, Perkiomenville, Pa.; Abigail Mazzacco, Harrisburg, Pa., Taylor Urbanski, Swoyersville, Pa.; Kelsey Lyter, Lebanon, Pa.; Michael Sedlack, Thompsonville, N.Y.; Emily Caufield, Massapequa, N.Y.; Julie Stine, Lake Ariel, Pa.; and Alexa Malloy, West Wyoming, Pa.; second row, Tanya Yutko, Hazleton, Pa.; Rebecca Robins, Lebanon, Pa.; Victoria Yodice, Franklin, N.J.; Erin Seldomridge, Lebanon, Pa.; Habrienne Louchie, Long Pond, Pa.; Kierra Kimble, Harveys Lake, Pa.; Kayla Shotto, Tunkhannock, Pa.; Zoe Klunk, Hanover, Pa.; Allison Stine, Pottsville, Pa.; and Emily Szeflinski, Raritan, N.J.; row three, Rebecca Kyttle, Dallas, Pa.; Reilly Wagner, Crofton, Md.; Alexis Wilson, Marlton, N.J.; Emma Niznik, Wyoming, Pa.; Vanessa Hannigan, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Kyleigh Hoover, Shickshinny, Pa.; Kobe Galentine, Montgomery, Pa.; Kassandra Cebula, Bear Creek, Pa.; Brianna Ladner, Mullica Hill, N.J.; Megan Matthews, Nanticoke, Pa.; Nicolette Bagoly, Reading, Pa.; and Sereya Tereska, Mountain Top, Pa.; fourth row, Jessica Haggerty, Oxford, N.J.; Dianna Murphy, Archbald, Pa.; Carissa Becker, Mountain Top, Pa.; Theodore Chernyl, Larksville, Pa.; A.J. Iorio, Kingston, Pa.; Connor Houseknecht, Elysburg, Pa.; Connor Ruhl, Stroudsburg, Pa.; Ethan Aigeldinger, Perkasie, Pa.; Taylor Deaton, Westampton, N.J., Jennifer Dwyer, East Stroudsburg, Pa.; Meghan Pontz, Danville, Pa.; David Mallarkey, West Pittston, Pa.; and Reilly Miller, Shenandoah, Pa.
DALLAS TWP., Pa. – Misericordia University recently held a pinning ceremony in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall to recognized the 21 students who completed the Part-Time Evening Bachelor of Science Degree Nursing Program (PTENP) and the eight 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.
PTENP students who received their pins during the ceremony, included Kelcee Ashby, Duncannon; Michelle Burke, Kingston; Tina Chapman, Dunmore; Tracy Cusatis, Nescopeck; Dana Greenwood, Scranton; Lindsey Jacobs, Hanover Township; Melissa Jones, Kingston; Angela Moser, Swoyersville; Suzanne Hernandez, Duryea; Ryan Rigdon, Wilkes-Barre; Robert Rodgers, East Brunswick, N.J.; Rachel Rush, Plains; Megan Lask, Milford; Kristal Smith, Falls; Heidi Stredny, Forty Fort; Karen Szwast, Exeter; Lisa Tondora, Harveys Lake; Holly Valvano, Clarks Summit; Bryan Weaver, Shavertown; Ashley Welsh, Bloomsburg, and Stacy Yarina, Avoca.
Twenty students in the Misericordia University Bachelor of Science degree program in nursing were inducted into the Theta Phi Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing during an induction ceremony in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall.
The following students who participated in the induction ceremony, seated from left, are Haley Hall, New Tripoli, Pa.; Leah Berlin, Newton, N.J.; Katrina Lutecki, Duryea, Pa.; Katelyn Krebs, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Kelly Walsh, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Priscilla Coyne, Yatesville, Pa.;standing, Kathryn Hurley, Sayre, Pa.; Holly Kleinert, Greeley, Pa.; Colleen Schaefer, Wantagh, N.Y.; Lexi Gianonne, Calvertown, N.Y.; Rachael Grosvenor, Kingsley, Pa.; Sheridan Davis, Newton, N.J.; Madelyn Fisch, Scranton, Pa., and Gabriel Bigatel, Hazleton, Pa.
If you want a profession that provides you with a variety of career options, you should consider nursing. There are so many opportunities available. Visit www.nursesource.org for an idea of what to expect if you choose nursing as a career.
Misericordia hosts the oldest nursing programs in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We boast many firsts in Nursing for our region, including: first Baccalaureate program, the first nursing program to be accredited by the National League for Nursing, the first Master of Science Program in Nursing, and the first nurse practitioner program.
We are committed to providing our students with the clinical tools necessary to succeed in the changing world of health care. We focus not only on acute hospital-based practice but wellness and community-based practice as well.
Our graduates work in regions as far north as Maine—as far south as Florida—and as far west as California. We are so proud of our graduates; many are area nurse administrators and educators in such area agencies as Visiting Nurses, Luzerne County Community College, Wyoming Valley Health Care System and Geisinger Wyoming Valley.
Students are eligible to apply for state certification as a nurse's aide after the completion of the junior year in our nursing program. Misericordia University undergraduates can begin taking graduate courses part-time in the advanced practice or family nurse practitioner options immediately after graduation. Misericordia University alumni are eligible to receive a tuition discount for graduate courses.
Our nursing faculty work to provide our students with the best education possible. Most of our faculty teach on both the undergraduate and graduate level. Many of our faculty maintain an active practice in areas such as Mental Health Nursing, Women's Health, and Gerontology. Our faculty have written textbooks, served on area community Board of Directors, presented annually at national conferences, and have worked in Guyana and South America to provide health care to the underserved.
Previous college courses including nursing pre-requisite courses, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. All students are admitted into a cohort which begins in August of each year in an evening format and can be completed in two years and one semester.
You would not have to take any of Misericordia University's core courses, as long as the nursing pre-requisite courses have been completed and accepted. You can attain your Bachelor of Science in Nursing in as few as 16 months in the full-time online-based accelerated format in Pittsburgh, two years in the full-time traditional format, or two years and one semester in the part-time evening format.
Yes. You must complete the core curriculum as well as the nursing prerequisites and the nursing courses. You have a couple options for how you complete them: You can either take them in a part-time format in the evening so you can continue to work while pursuing your nursing degree or as a part of the full-time accelerated format in Pittsburgh.
Acute clinical experiences are conducted at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center and the Wyoming Valley Health Care System facilities. Community-based experiences occur in home health agencies, elementary schools, shopping malls, physician offices, parishes and other sites. You begin your nursing courses in the spring semester of your sophomore year. The junior year is focused on medical-surgical nursing and specialty areas of psych/mental health and pediatrics. The senior year is focused on individuals and families experiencing episodic health problems. Students spend their clinical time in hospitals and community settings for adults with acute and chronic health care problems. Second semester senior year is focused on synthesizing previously acquired information and learning how to manage complex health situations. Students care for individuals, families, and communities with multiple health needs.