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Saint Peter’s Collge Nursing Student Wins Scholarship Award

Jersey City,NJ – Saint Peter’s College nursing student Sue Mollica (Township of Washington, NJ -BergenCounty) has won a $1,000 scholarship from the New Jersey Institute of Nursing as the 13th annual winner of the Meridian Healthcare Systems Jean Marshal Scholar Award. Mollica is pursuing a Master’s of Science in Nursing and was honored for her academic excellence. Mollica, who is a member of the New Jersey State Nurses Association, is employed byHackensack University Medical Center as a Training Instructor for the Department of Organizational Education. She will be honored at April’s New Jersey Nurses Convention inAtlantic City. “The Saint Peter’s nursing program is wonderful and inspirational to me,” Mollica said. “It has further exposed my love of teaching and desire to pursue a Ph.D. My goal is to become a nursing professor and help alleviate the shortage of nursing teachers. I have had excellent teachers at Saint Peter’s, including Dr. Sheila Melli, Dr. Marylou Yam, Dr. Irene McEachen, Dr. Mary Kamienski, and Dr. Denise Tate who have been phenomenal. They are so enthusiastic and love what they do.All are true advocates for nursing and have instilled in me a sense of pride in my chosen profession and a desire to help shape the future of nursing through educational leadership.” Prior to enrolling at Saint Peter’s, Mollica earned her Bachelor’s degree in accounting at Montclair State University in 1984. She then earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Bergen Community College in 1997. She is enrolled in the Case Management tract at Saint Peter’s. The College’s nursing program allows registered nurses to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in their field. Saint Peter’s College is the Jesuit College of New Jersey. Founded in 1872, Saint Peter’s has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The main campus is located in Jersey City and a branch campus, specializing in adult education, is located in Englewood Cliffs. Saint Peter’s also offers classes in downtown Jersey City near the waterfront financial district and in South Amboy.