Mount Aloysius nursing students win Challenge

Five nursing students from the Mount Aloysius College School of Nursing took first place in the 11th annual Western Pennsyl­vania Student Nurse Asso­c­i­ation of Pennsylvania Student Nurse Challenge.

The competition at Penn State Kensington on March 23 consisted of several rounds of questions based on the National Council Licensure Examination.

The Mount Aloysius College School of Nursing team included: David Allen, Altoona; Keith Bukowski, Ashville; Nicole Dgien, Muncy; Zach Pfeil, Cresson; and Kennedy Snyder, Lewisburg.

The students competed successfully against nursing students from Butler County Community College, Citizens School of Nursing, Conemaugh School of Nursing, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing, UPMC St. Margaret School of Nursing, Westmoreland County Community College and West Penn School of Nursing.

Mount Aloysius College has been educating nurses since 1965. The college’s nursing Challenge pass rate consistently exceeds both state and national averages. The most recent group of Mount Aloysius nursing graduates achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the Challenge.

The Mount’s five-year Challenge pass rate ranks it securely among the top 10 largest and most prestigious nursing programs in the commonwealth.