WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., May 17, 2018 — West Liberty University nursing students marked their graduation in a special way recently with a professional Nursing Pinning Ceremony held in Kelly Theatre.
Opening remarks were delivered by President Stephen Greiner, who congratulated the nurses on a job well done.
The class of 2018 of nursing graduates earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree include: Priscilla Bacus, Sydney Banks, Kimber Boord, Mikaela Britton, Emily Clark, Samantha Criswell, Jennifer Crowe, Gregory Fahnestock, Rose Frashure, Taylor Jones, Amanda McGary, Sydney Scherer, Brittany Shuba, Kaleigh Sikora, Hannah Wilson.
Graduates earning the RN to BSN degree include: Allison Broski, Megan Griffith, Beth Heck, Laikyne Marling, Melissa O’Donnell and Brittany Schrader.
The pinning ceremony was led by Associate Professor of Nursing Margy Bowman, RN, Ph.D.
All graduates also recited the official professional nurse’s pledge and awards were presented to several seniors, listed below:
- OVMC Nightingale Award, Sydney Scherer of Brookeville, Ohio and Brittany Shuba of Wheeling, W.Va.
- Wheeling Hospital Sally Eberhard Award, Kimber Boord of Wheeling, W.Va.
- Eastern Star Award, Allison Broski of West Alexander, Pa.
WLU’s RN nursing program has been ranked as one of the best in West Virginia by Registered Nursing dot org. WLU earned the number seven spot out of 26 total programs rated by the website. Nursing programs were assessed on several factors that represent how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond. NCLEX-RN pass-rates also were factored in.
Housed in the Campbell Hall of Health Sciences, WLU offers the accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree for high school graduates, the BA/BS to BSN degree and a RN-to-BSN degree program for Registered Nurses with an associate degree or diploma who are currently licensed or eligible for licensure and want to earn a bachelor’s.
WLU’s nursing program is under the direction of Rose Kutlenios, Ph.D. RN. For more information, please visit westliberty.edu or call the nursing department at 304.336.8108.