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St. Joseph School Of Nursing Graduates 114th Class

May, 2016

The St. Joseph School of Nursing, located on the campus of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence, R.I., held graduation ceremonies for its 114th class on May 13, 2016.           

Family members and friends attended the celebration at the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul in Providence with the Reverend Timothy Reilly, J.C.L., Chancellor, Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, presiding over the presentation of 26 diplomas and pins to the graduating class of 2015.

Elizabeth Bloom, PhD, RN (Former Dean of St. Joseph School of Nursing), Professor at Salve Regina University, delivered the commencement address. Class Salutatorian Maria Saia offered the welcoming address and Rebecca Bessette, Class Valedictorian, delivered the farewell address.

Graduates included:

Karen Arpin (Chepachet, RI)
Rebecca Bessette (Woonsocket, RI)             
Melissa Boulay (Coventry, RI)     
Francesca Caputi (N. Providence, RI)             
Austin Carr (E. Greenwich, RI)
Christie-Ann Carr (Woonsocket, RI)
Marleni Correa (Providence, RI)
Marleigh Dalton (E. Providence, RI)
Amanda DaSilva (Coventry, RI)
Jillian DeGraide (Coventry, RI)
Lindsay Diamond (Glendale, RI)
Melix Diaz (Greenville, RI)   
Justin Franchetti (N. Providence, RI)
Cassandra Gooding (Greenville, RI)
Paige Iby (N. Providence, RI)
Julie Jordan (N. Smithfield, RI)
Ian Lacombe (Cranston, RI)
Ashley Morais (Tiverton, RI)
Alyssa Palumbo (Warwick, RI)
Chelsea Rainville (Bristol, RI)
Talia Ricci (Cumberland, RI)
Megan Rogers (Hope, RI)
Maria Saia (Wrentham, MA)
Wendy Santeliz (Pawtucket, RI)
Kendra Santilli (Riverside, RI)
Craig Turner (Smithfield, RI)
 
The following awards were given to the members of the 114th graduating class:
 
The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding scholastic achievements was awarded to Maria Saia.
 
The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding clinical performance was awarded to Rebecca Bessette.
 
The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding ability in Medical/Surgical Nursing was awarded to Rebecca Bessette.
 
The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding ability in Clinical Achievement and Psychiatric Nursing were awarded to Rebecca Bessette.
 
The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding ability in Parent Child Health Nursing was awarded to Maria Saia.
 

The Mother Mary Evangelist award given by the Alumni Association of St. Joseph School of Nursing in recognition of scholastic achievement, professional leadership and nursing performance was awarded toJulie Jordan and Maria Saia.

A list of graduates is also available at nursingri.com

The St. Joseph School of Nursing is the state’s only hospital-based, 3-year diploma program. Upon receiving their diploma, graduates are then eligible to take the national licensing exam for registered nurses. The school was recently granted an eight-year continuing accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.