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Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing announces student scholarship recipients

February 27, 2018

Beebe Healthcare's medical staff presented two students at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing with scholarships. This year’s recipients are Angela Gleysteen from Milford and Makenzie Lee from Newark. Both plan to seek employment at Beebe Healthcare.

The medical staff at Beebe Healthcare recognizes the support of nursing education as a very important component of its mission in the promotion and delivery of healthcare in Sussex County. The nursing school has a long and proud history and tradition of excellence in nursing education and remains the only community hospital-based institution in the State of Delaware to continue to fulfill this mission.

The medical staff created the Nursing Scholar's program to support the nursing education of eligible candidates in the School of Nursing which includes the candidate's expressed intention of working in the area community after graduation. The scholarship recognizes exceptional clinical performance in nursing, in accordance with the criteria established by the Students Services Committee of the School of Nursing.

Students choose to attend the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing because of its reputation of a rigorous program with graduates who have excellent clinical skills. The nursing school has a consistently high pass rate on the Registered Nurse licensure exam. Both Gleysteen and Lee plan to continue their education after graduation with an ultimate goal of completing a master’s degree in nursing.

The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare announced that Angela Gleysteen also received the Dr. Carl G. Pierce Jr. Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a student  who has a caring and professional attitude and an interest in pediatrics; the award is based on their academic performance in maternal, child and family health nursing.

This scholarship was initiated by Mrs. Carl G. Pierce Jr. and her family in memory of her husband and their father. Dr. Carl G. Pierce Jr. was a physician at Beebe Hospital from 1951 until he retired in 1987. Dr. Pierce had a long association with the nursing school where he served as school physician and taught student nurses about children.