April 1, 2009 -- DeSales University nursing students were the winners of the Second Annual Southeast PA Regional Student Nurse Challenge of Pennsylvania, held on Friday, March 27, in the DeSales University Center. Sponsored by the DeSales University Chapter of the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP), the event has proven to be both fun and challenging for students. It also has provided them with the opportunity to prepare for NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination), the national RN licensing examination.
Seven nursing education programs participated in the competition, including Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing, Alvernia College, Bucks County Community College, Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Moravian College and St. Luke's School of Nursing.
The team for each school consisted of four students with two alternates. A team was permitted to rotate members per round. There were seven rounds in all. Each round had 15 questions, except for the final, which had 20. The winner of the round was the team with the highest score.
The DeSales team included traditional BSN students (graduate in May 2009) and accelerated second degree BSN students (graduate in August 2009). The traditional BSN students were Catherine Fisher, of Philadelphia; Rebecca Jones, of Bethlehem, Pa., and Maria Martino, of Jim Thorpe, Pa. The accelerated second degree BSN students were Joshua Bosack, of Pottsville, Pa.; Bree Edris, of Bethlehem, Pa., and Brandon Hicks, of Kutztown, Pa.
As winner of the event, the DeSales team received a trophy sponsored by the Pennsylvania League for Nursing and a $500 endowment for their Student Nurses Association fund.
In addition to the DeSales MSN Program, vendors at the event included Easton Hospital, Grandview Hospital, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Triumph Hospital, U.S. Army Medical Recruiting and Warren Hospital.
For more information, contact the DeSales University Department of Nursing and Health at 610-282-1100, ext. 1271.
Press Release: DeSales Nursing Students Win Regional Challenge | Posted on: 4/1/2009
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu