GMercyU Celebrates Completion of Inaugural ABSN Class

August 12, 2016
GMercyU Inaugural ABSN Class

Gwynedd Mercy University celebrated the completion of its inaugural class of the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program on August 12, 2016. The 17 soon-to-be-graduates were recognized by GMercyU President Kathleen Owens and Dean of the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions Andrea Hollingsworth for their hard work and dedication over the past 15 months. 

GMercyU's ABSN program is one of the university’s latest efforts to serve the healthcare market's demands for more bachelor-prepared nurses and the growing need for nurses nationwide. It is specifically designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field and aims to produce future nursing leaders with the high-quality education and clinical rotation opportunities that have long been hallmarks of the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions. 

The soon-to-be graduates came to GMercyU from a variety of backgrounds. They are parents, daughters, sons, friends, and spouses. Despite their busy lives, they each decided to follow their passion for helping others. 

George Wilson was a combat medic for the United States Navy. After serving, George earned his first bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Drexel University before deciding to return to school to follow his first love: nursing.  

Lini Vilapurathu earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Pharmacy in India before coming to the United States in 2009. Lini will combine her previous knowledge with the skills she learned at GMercyU to be a leader in her profession.  

Learn more about GMercyU's Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing.