Strong receives nurshing scholarship


Angela Strong, left, receives her scholarship award from Tracy Bell, School of Nursing program coordinator, right.

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The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare announced this week that Angela Strong, a senior student from Ocean View, is the recipient of the Dr. Carl G. Pierce Jr. Scholarship.

The 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.

The scholarship was initiated by Mrs. Carl G. Pierce Jr. and her family in memory of her husband and their father. Dr. Pierce was a physician at Beebe from 1951 until he retired in 1987. He had a long association with the School of Nursing, where he served as school physician and taught student-nurses about pediatrics.

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. For more information on the School of Nursing, go to www.beebehealthcare.org/school-nursing.