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Bergen County Residents from Englewood and Teaneck Honored as Berkeley College School of Health Studies Pins Nursing Graduates

TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2019
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Nursing students at pinning ceremony

Photo Caption:  More than 100 graduates of the Berkeley College School of Health Studies Practical Nurse (PN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs received their nursing pins at a ceremony held on May 3, 2019.

Graduates of the Berkeley College School of Health Studies Practical Nurse (PN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs were honored during a pinning ceremony held on May 3, 2019, at the Brownstone in Paterson, NJ.   

“The pinning ceremony is a time-honored tradition, a rite of passage. Your nursing pin is the symbol that recognizes all of your accomplishments for completing the program,” said Mary Jane Genuino, DNP, RN-BC, Chair, Nursing and Patient Care Technician programs, Berkeley College School of Health Studies. 

Eva Skuka, MD, PhD, Dean, Berkeley College School of Health Studies, advised graduates to “embrace their role,” adding, “You do not need magic. All you need is to use your training to transform a person at a most vulnerable moment in life. I also invite you to continue your educational journey. Acquiring new knowledge is not optional; it is at the core of the field.” 

The following graduates from Bergen County, NJ, were recognized and received nursing pins:

- Marlena Figueroa of Englewood, BSN 

- Stephanie Hernandez of Englewood, PN   

- Nicole Swider-Gannett of Teaneck, PN  

After receiving their honors, the graduates recited the Florence Nightingale Pledge, promising to uphold the integrity of the nursing profession.

The Berkeley College School of Health Studies provides career-focused education in some of today’s most in-demand healthcare professions – in clinical specializations, as well as healthcare administration and management. Degree and certificate programs have been carefully developed to meet the needs of this important field. In addition to the Practical Nurse program, Berkeley College offers the first Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to BSN degree program in New Jersey.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,000 students – including more than 350 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

Berkeley College has four New Jersey campuses – Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For six consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

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