IBC Nurses for Tomorrow
Immaculata University Division of Nursing is pleased to announce that two Nursing students pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing, Lisa Polk of Hatfield, PA and Peaches Procaccio of Springfield (Delaware County), PA, were the recipients of the 2014-2015 Independence Blue Cross Nurses for Tomorrow Graduate scholarship.
Nurses for Tomorrow specifically focuses on the goal of retention of students throughout their years of study, especially targeting graduate students in their final year. Its focus helps challenge the applicant to look beyond their capacity as nurses toward the role of nurse leaders.
“Immaculata faculty have inspired and equipped me to be a successful nurse leader in the dynamic and challenging healthcare environment we find ourselves in today,” noted Polk who is a nurse in the Emergency Department at Grandview Hospital.
Procaccio echoes the importance of IBC’s emphasis on preparing dynamic nurse leaders by stating: “Being a recipient of the IBC Nurse Scholars Grant has tasked me to keep this goal in the forefront of the challenges I face every day.” Procaccio works in Clinical Informatics at Crozer Keystone Health System.
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation is a charitable, private foundation, whose mission is leading solutions for a healthier community. Immaculata has been a recipient of the nursing scholarships since its conception in 2004 as the Independence Blue Cross Nurse Scholars Program.
Presently, Immaculata University’s Division of Nursing educates one of the largest groups of nursing students in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Immaculata’s Division of Nursing includes three programs: a four-year pre-licensure degree leading to a BSN; a RN to BSN degree for registered nurses seeking to obtain a BSN degree (offered fully online or in the classroom); and a graduate degree leading to a MSN. For more information on Immaculata’s nursing programs, please call the Division of Nursing at 484-323-3497 or visit http://www.immaculata.edu/nursing/.
Immaculata University is a comprehensive, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.