Beebe School of Nursing Graduates 24 Student Nurses
Beebe Medical Center announces that the Beebe School of Nursing recently celebrated the graduation of 24 graduates, the Class of 2008, at Eagles Nest Fellowship Church in Milton.
Jennifer L. Hargreaves, BA, RN, Beebe Medical Center's Clinical Education Specialist, was the commencement speaker. Tricia Crowe, member of the Class of 2009, presented congratulations to the graduates. Barbara Lee, President of the Class of 2008, shared class reflections, and introduced a video tribute to family, friends, and 2008 graduates.
Mrs. Janet B McCarty, Chair of Beebe Medical Center's Board of Directors, presented the Board of Directors Award for the highest academic achievement to Kimberly Willoughby. The Beebe Medical Center Medical Staff sponsored the Salutatorian award for the second-highest academic achievement, which was presented to Barbara Lee. The Alumni Award, given for Medical-Surgical Clinical Excellence in District Nursing, was presented to Kaylynn Gland. The Patient Care Director's Leadership Award was presented to Barbara Lee.
Heather Rudd received the Maternal Child Award, given by Eleanor Cordrey in memory of her sister Virginia Cottingham to the graduate demonstrating an interest and ability in maternal-child nursing. The Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary presented its annual Florence Wingate Memorial Award honoring the memory of a long time trusted and devoted member and treasurer of the Auxiliary to Jenna Riddle and Lindsey Thomas. The award honors the graduate demonstrating academic and clinical excellence and school and community commitment.
Rosanna Long received the Dr. David Howard Memorial Award. The Bayside Health Association Award honoring the memory and characteristics of Alison Trout was presented to April Hufford. Gail Mesa was honored with the Faculty Award recognizing the attributes of diploma education. Heather O'Day received the Pat Smith Leadership Award, which honors the memory and attributes of our colleague, leader and friend.
Pastor Danny Tice presented the Invocation and Benediction.
Constance E. Bushey, RN, BSN, MEd, Director of Beebe School of Nursing, together with Class Advisors Joy Bartell, MSN, RN, OCN and Barbara Starr, MS, RNC, CPN, presented the graduates with their School Pin. Jeffrey M. Fried, FACHE, President and CEO of Beebe Medical Center, presented the diplomas.
Members of the Class of 2008 are: Patrice Ballard, Jaime Busby, Kimberly Faust, Kaylynn Gland, April Hufford, Barbara Lee, Rosanna Long, Victoria Lord, Nicole Lytle, Karen Magee, Gail Mesa, Kristie Mitchell, Lisa Morrissey, Heather O' Day, Jenna Riddle, Heather Rudd, Karl Thomas, Kelly Thomas, Lindsey Thomas, Stacy Tice, Dana Walters, Petagay Walters, Kimberly Willoughby, Nancy Wilson.
Reception and fellowship was shared following the reception in the Eagles Nest Fellowship Church Cafeteria.
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 University through an articulation agreement with one additional year of study.
Caption: Back row (left to right): Rosanna Long; Dana Walters; Kimberly Faust; Gail Mesa; Karl Thomas; Kimberly Willoughby; Nicole Lytle; Kristie Mitchell; Heather O'Day; Jenna Riddle; Jaime Busby; Lisa Morrissey, Karen Magee, and Commencement speaker Jennifer Hargreaves; Front Row (left to right): Constance E. Bushey, Director; Barbara Lee; Lindsey Thomas, Stacy Tice; Nancy Wilson; April Hufford; Patrice Ballard; Kelly Thomas; Victoria Lord; Kaylynn Gland; Petagay Walters; Heather Rudd.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a charitable 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