Sister Agnes Cummings, IHM, Joins Immaculata University’s Nursing Faculty

Sister Agnes Cummings, IHM, joins Immaculata University´s Nursing Department as an instructor for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Prior to her arrival at Immaculata, Sister Agnes worked as a staff nurse in the Neuroscience Intermediate Care Unit at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. From 2004 to 2006, she worked as a staff nurse in the Telemetry and Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Lansdowne, PA. Sister Agnes also worked at the Camilla Hall Infirmary in Immaculata, PA, as nurse manager of the Geriatric, Med-Surg, and Hospice patients.
In 2008, Sister Agnes received her Master of Science in Nursing from Drexel University, where she graduated magna cum laude, was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society for Nursing, and won the 2008 Kathryn Jennings-Dozier Award for academic excellence in graduate nursing studies. In 2003, Sister Agnes received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Chester University. Between 2000 and 2002, she attended the Brandywine School of Nursing in order to become a Registered Nurse. While attending Brandywine School of Nursing she received two awards: the Ethel Charlton Award in 2000 for high GPA, and the PSNA Leadership and Excellence in Nursing School Award in 2002. In 1998, Sister Agnes received her first Bachelor of Arts in Theology and English from Immaculata University.
Assuming her position in the Nursing Department at Immaculata University, Sister Agnes commented, "Immaculata is doing its part to ameliorate the nursing shortage thus far with over 900 in the RN to BSN ACCEL Program – the largest program of this sort in Pennsylvania. With the inception of the four-year pre-licensure program beginning in January 2010, Immaculata will further provide nurses for all facets of nursing serving the public´s needs across the healthcare continuum. It´s a wonderful time to be in healthcare, since nurses are the major agents of change in the medical field."
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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09.23.09

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