Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing Hosts Graduation for Final Diploma Nursing Class

College transitions to a bachelor of science program

Coinciding with the celebration of National Nurses Week, Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing is proud to announce the graduation exercises for 38 students completing the RN diploma program. These students completed 30 months of intense nursing education, including more than 1,000 hours of clinical training.

The ceremony will be held on May 10, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Grove Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond. Sister Anne Marie Mack, senior vice president of sponsorship for Bon Secours Health System, will be the keynote speaker, and graduates will be given the traditional nursing pin upon receiving their diploma.

“We are extremely proud of our nursing students,” said Dr. Susan Bodin, dean of nursing. “The course of study to become a nurse is a rigorous one, and only the most committed students reach graduation. These 38 students should be commended for their dedication.” Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing recently celebrated 50 years of exceptional nursing education and has graduated more than 2,100 nurses. The College has transitioned from offering an RN diploma to offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and an online RN to BSN degree completion program.

Upon completion of the RN diploma program, nurses take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX–RN), to receive licensure before beginning their career in health care.

The Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing is a Catholic college offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and an online RN to BSN degree completion program. BSMCON focuses on student-centered education, ensuring graduates are highly skilled and prepared for a career in nursing in the spirit of

Bon Secours, which means “good help.” The College is certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. In addition, the nursing program has applied for accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate and Nursing Education. BSMCON is affiliated with Memorial Regional Medical Center, part of Bon Secours Virginia Health System.