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Southside Hospital celebrates nurses for advancing education

A graduation ceremony for nurses who took Farmingdale (N.Y.) State College classes at Southside Hospital, Bay Shore, N.Y., recently took place at the hospital.
Approximately 30 Southside nurses took classes on Tuesdays for 2.5 years in a modified classroom in the hospital to get their BSN degrees, according to a news release.
North Shore-LIJ Health System, acknowledging these nurses would complete classes more quickly if they were on-site and at a convenient time, allowed them to carve out Tuesdays from their work schedule and attend classes for the cost of fees and textbooks.
This is the first graduating class from the program. The fourth set of nurses in the program will start in January, said Tricia Lewis, RN, director of education and research at North Shore-LIJ.
The health system plans to open a graduate nursing school on Hofstra University’s Hempstead, N.Y., campus, according to the release. Southside nurses also have the opportunity to take classes toward their master’s degrees through Stony Brook (N.Y.) University at the hospital.
“We are proud of the nurses who took these classes at the hospital and for the staff who worked with them and allowed them to take part in this important endeavor,” Patricia Farrell, RN, NEC, Southside’s CNO, said in the release.
In addition to the nurses who took classes at Southside, about 30 nurses who received their BSNs at other institutions in the past year also were recognized at the graduation ceremony, according to the release.

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