Beebe School of Nursing Student Named Delaware Student Nurse of the Year
Kerri Wiggins, a senior student at Beebe School of Nursing, has earned the honor and recognition of the Delaware Student Nurse of the Year Award for outstanding leadership and dedication.
The award was presented by Sherri Kennedy, Delaware Nurses Association advisor to the Delaware Student Nurses Association, during the Fifth Annual Delaware Nurses' Ball in Dover, Delaware. State Representative Bethany A. Hall-Long of District 8, Middletown, also took part in the ceremony on behalf of the state House of Representatives.
Wiggins, a Milton resident, will finish her year at Beebe School of Nursing and begin working in the Critical Care Unit at Beebe Medical Center in June.
The Beebe School of Nursing, based at Beebe Medical Center, is the only hospital-based nursing program in Delaware, and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The diploma in Nursing is awarded at the completion of the curriculum, qualifying Beebe graduates to be eligible for National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX examination, leading to licensure. Beebe graduates have one of the highest NCLEX pass rates in the state and can complete a Bachelors in Nursing degree at Wilmington College through an articulation agreement with one additional year of study.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebemed.org
Caption: from left to right, Delaware State Representative Bethany Hall-Long, Kerri Wiggins, and Sherri Kennedy, Delaware Nurses Association advisor to the Delaware Student Nurses Association