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Master's Entry Student Awarded Scholarships
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Alana Cueto and Associate Dean Judy Caruso at 2013 CommencementAlana Cueto, MSN, CNL, a recent graduate of Seton Hall University College of Nursing, received a $5,000 scholarship from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and Certified Background check. The funds are awarded to outstanding students in baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral programs at AACN member institutions who are affiliated with, which provides background screening, drug testing and immunization record and document tracking solutions for students, faculty and staff. AACN is the national voice for nursing education.

Alana notes of her awards, "I was delighted to be recognized. Honestly, I have to thank Dr. Judy Caruso, Associate Dean, for her unwavering support and assistance in seeking out scholarship funding. Her door was always open and she and Dean Hansell, along with everyone at the College of Nursing, offer a strong support structure." Alana, who was enrolled in the Master's Entry program, has shone as she progressed through the program. She was recently inducted into Gamma Nu, The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Along with her classmate, Natalia Elsebai, Alana will be presenting at the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) conference in New Orleans. Alana and Natalia's poster presentation will illustrate the link between chronic stress and diabetes, high blood pressure and depression. Additionally, Alana will receive the NAHN scholarship during the conference.

Dean Phyllis Shanley Hansell, EdD, RN, FAAN, has high praise for Alana. "Alana has been an exemplary student here in the College of Nursing. She has seized opportunities on the national and local stages to learn and participate with her nursing colleagues. I am truly excited to see how she will advance the profession."

About the CNL Program
Seton Hall University's Clinical Nurse Leader program, an entry-level master's program, is designed exclusively for those with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree who wish to fast-track into the nursing profession. Seton Hall's Clinical Nurse Leader program is an ideal way to begin a new nursing career. In just about two years, students will graduate with an MSN, be eligible for RN-licensure and have the additional Clinical Nurse Leader certification.

For more information please contact:
Kristyn Kent
(973) 761-9291


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