Nurses win prestigious fellowship
Four of Molloy's nursing students have been selected to participate in the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Program. The program, which was established by Frederick C. Flynn, Jr. in the memory of his wife (who died of ovarian cancer in 2013), is designed to help develop the next generation of oncology nurses. Through a comprehensive scope of direct observational and learning experiences on-site at New York-Presbyterian Hospital under the mentorship of experienced nurse practitioners, the program enhances the students' clinical experience in this critical field. Its aim is to foster the career interest and professional development of aspiring oncology nurses.
"We are delighted to have our nurses participate in this unique internship program," said Jeannine D. Muldoon, Ph.D., R.N., Dean of the Division of Nursing. "This is a wonderful opportunity for our nurses to work with the oncology team at New York-Presbyterian, and we are honored to have been selected by Mr. Flynn as one of the few nursing programs in the country to participate in this prestigious program."
Molloy's nurses were selected after a review of their academic records and a personal essay regarding how the fellowship would help them fulfill their career goals. The four winners were Kristen Ponticelli, Lauren Henry, Patricia Mele and Kelly Anne Murphy.
The Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Program pairs nine of the country's leading cancer-care hospitals with nine of the top undergraduate nursing programs in the U.S. In addition to Molloy, other nursing program participants include Johns Hopkins, the University of Pennsylvania, Boston College, Villanova and Emory. Additional information on the program is available at www.sdfondp.com.