Beebe School of Nursing Welcomes Class of 2012

by Dave on August 17, 2010

First-year students at Beebe School of Nursing who have just begun the school year are, left to right, back row: Sage Witkoski, Megan Barrett, Diana Harbert, Erin Millman, Elizabeth Theil, Chelsea Reed, Shauntey Singletary, Natalie Smolko, and Erin Bailey; middle row: Amanda Wolfe, Kaitlin Monroe, Christian McCabe, Keith Perry, Jessica Rogers, Carleigh Kell, Caitlin Owens, Erika Essig, Patresa Karschner, Melissa Penuel, and Kristy May; front row: Kristy May, Caitlin Collins, Kelly Birago, Laura Davis, Kimberly Brasure, Amber Gallery, Valerie Baich, Lydia Manu, and Kathryn Williams.

The Class of 2012 nursing students attended orientation the week of August 9 as Beebe School of Nursing kicked off its fall semester.

Connie E. Bushey, MEd, BSN, RN, Director of the School welcomed the students, who will attend the program for two years. She introduced the faculty and acknowledged the local businesses who donated gifts for the students’ welcome bags. Those businesses were: Kings Ice Cream, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Capriotti’s, The Pretzel Factory, and Café Azafran. Wilmington University also donated gift items, as well as Beebe Medical Center’s Public Relations Department. Beebe School of Nursing faculty member Lois Bixby, RN, MSN, collected the items and made up the bags for the students.

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 Professional 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.

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

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