Beebe Healthcare’s Medical Staff presented two students at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing with scholarships. Two senior students are the recipients of the scholarship this year: Angela Gleysteen from Milford, and Makenzie Lee from Newark. Both Angela and Makenzie plan to seek employment at Beebe Healthcare.
The Medical Staff at Beebe Healthcare recognizes the support of nursing education as a very important component of its mission in the promotion and delivery of healthcare in Sussex County. The School of Nursing has a long and proud history and tradition of excellence in nursing education and remains the only community hospital-based institution in the State of Delaware to continue to fulfill this mission.
The Medical Staff created the Nursing Scholar’s program to support the nursing education of eligible candidates in the School of Nursing which includes the candidate’s expressed intention of working in our community after graduation. The Scholarship recognizes exceptional clinical performance in nursing, in accordance with the criteria established by the Students Services Committee of the School of Nursing.
Students choose to attend the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing because of its reputation of a rigorous program with graduates who have excellent clinical skills. The School of Nursing has a consistently high pass rate on the Registered Nurse licensure exam. Both Angela and Makenzie plan to continue their education after graduation with an ultimate goal of completing a master’s degree in nursing.
In addition, The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare announces that Angela Gleysteen also received the Dr. Carl G. Pierce, Jr. Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a student based on their academic performance in Maternal, Child and Family Health Nursing, who has a caring and professional attitude and an interest in pediatrics. This scholarship was initiated by Mrs. Carl G. Pierce, Jr. and her family in memory of her husband and their father. Dr. Carl G. Pierce, Jr. was a physician at Beebe Hospital from 1951 until he retired in 1987. Dr. Pierce had a long association with the School of Nursing where he served as school physician and taught student nurses about children.
The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare, is the only hospital-based nursing program in Delaware, and is accredited by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The diploma in Professional Nursing is awarded at the completion of the curriculum, qualifying graduates to be eligible for National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX examination, leading to licensure as a registered nurse. Beebe graduates consistently have high NCLEX pass rates.
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