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Graduation night at Ellis

By Bethany Bump
Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Ellis School of Nursing will graduate its 108th Class tonight at 7 at Union College's Memorial Chapel.

Forty-six graduates, including eight men and 38 women, completed the two-year program, which prepares students for a license as a Registered Professional Nurse. The hospital-based school offers a curriculum of 42 credits in nursing and 30 college credits that span four semesters and one summer session. The program emphasizes care of hospitalized patients with an emphasis on clinical practice.

Nearly 2,700 students have graduated from the program since it was first offered in 1903. Many graduates choose to begin their nursing careers at Ellis Medicine.

Speaking at tonight's commencement ceremony are: Paul Milton, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Ellis Medicine; Cecelia Lynch, vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer at Ellis Medicine; Dr. Marilyn Stapleton, Ellis School of Nursing director; Claudia Nieto and Meghan Kelly, 2013 Ellis School of Nursing graduates.

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