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Thursday, May 1, 2014

First class of UIndy Cohort nursing program poised to receive graduate degrees

INDIANAPOLIS – Twenty Franciscan St. Francis Health nurses make up the first class of students to complete their master of science degrees in nursing at the University of Indianapolis MSN Cohort Program.

The three-year program is a partnership between Franciscan St. Francis and the University of Indianapolis to encourage and assist nurses in obtaining their bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Students receive a reduced tuition rate and can take classes at the hospital or online and can take advantage of the hospital’s tuition reimbursement.

The graduates completed studies concentrating on nursing education and nursing leadership and commencement is slate for May 10. They include:

·        Nancy Bryant, Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart Physicians
·        Corie Connor, Stroke Center
·        Angela Cottey, 5 East - Medical
·        Amy Dant, Critical Care
·        Kimberly Devine, Educational Services
·        Karla Dewey, Palliative Care
·        Betsy Glowinski, Indianapolis Gastroenterology
·        Debra Hillman, Educational Services
·        Laurel Hubbard, Critical Care
·        Lorie Nagy, Educational Services
·        Charlie Randolph, Clinical Informatics
·        Leah Scalf, Healthcare Quality
·        Erin Schoch, Educational Services
·        Tara Simon, Intensive Care Unit, Mooresville
·        Christa Smiley, Nursing Administration
·        Maria Smith, Educational Services
·        Kimberley Swisher, Educational Services
·        Lauren Titus, Franciscan Physician Network
·        Theresa Weisenbach, 4 East, BMT
·        Juli White, 5 West, Geriatrics

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