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Four Immaculata University Graduate Nursing Students Receive Scholarships for Nursing

Immaculata University announces that four graduate students enrolled in the College of Graduate Studies´ Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, have received the annual Independence Blue Cross Nurse Scholars Program scholarships worth $5,000 each. The students are:

Patricia Shaner-Christy of Boyertown, PA
Darla Davidson of Stevens, PA
Lisa Halpin of Drexel Hill, PA
Christina Tansey of Newtown Square, PA

The intent of the scholarship is to encourage students to pursue a graduate degree in nursing that will qualify them to become nurse educators. Immaculata University is a leading provider of nurse graduates in the State of Pennsylvania.
"The Department of Nursing is very excited by the opportunity to provide students with additional funding to assist them in completing their graduate work," commented Janice Cranmer, BS, MSN, Ed.D., RN, chair of the graduate nursing department of Immaculata University.
Applicants for the scholarship had to write a 2-3 page essay on "The Role of Nursing Educators in the 21st Century." To meet the criteria for the scholarship the scholarship recipients must enroll in a minimum of nine credits over the course of the 2007-2008 academic year. When notified, each scholar recipient expressed excitement and then gratitude to Independence Blue Cross for making this scholarship possible.
For more information on the Independence Blue Cross Nurse Scholars Program,
contact Dr. Thomas O´Brien at Immaculata University at 610-647-4400, ext. 3221.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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10.26.07