PINNING CEREMONY
PINNING CEREMONY-Misericordia University recently held a pinning ceremony at Lemmond Theater at Walsh Hall for nursing students graduating from the Part-Time Accelerated Evening Bachelor of Science Nursing Program. Nursing students receiving their pins, from left, are Kristin Eden, Wapwallopen; Cortney Repanshek, Drums; Ryan Diddick, Daryl Bennett, Megan Lynn Hullihan, Elizabeth Anne Papciak, Lisa Oney, Megan Lynne Margavage, Tiffany Timpko, Mountaintop; Amy Marie Hawley, Erica Comine, Lisa Marie Perugino, Victoria Romano, Amy Nichole Austin, and Melanie Claire Larson-Keck.
Misericordia Pinning Ceremony Honors Graduates

Misericordia University recently held a pinning ceremony in Lemmond Theater at Walsh Hall to recognize the 15 students who completed the Part-Time Accelerated Evening Bachelor of Science Degree Nursing 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.

The nursing department also recognized Kristin Eden of Wapwallopen, by presenting her with the Clinical Excellence Award, which is presented to a student whose grade point average is greater than 3.0 and who is judged by faculty to administer superior nursing skills in clinical practice. Daryl Bennett of Scranton, Pa., received the Academic Excellence Award that is conferred to a BSN student who has attained the highest academic standing overall. The Mario DeFrancesco Award was presented to Elizabeth Anne Papciak of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The award is given to a student who plans to pursue a career specializing in psychiatric nursing and who also excelled in the psychiatric nursing class and clinical rotation.

Nursing students who received

their pins during the ceremony, included Kristin Eden, Wapwallopen; Cortney Repanshek, Drums; and Tiffany Timpko, Mountaintop.

Misericordia University offers three undergraduate nursing programs: traditional, full-time nursing students; part-time accelerated evening program for adult students; and the RN/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