CROWN POINT | The University of Saint Francis Crown Point held a pinning ceremony for its largest-ever class of graduating nurses on May 6 at Crown Point High School.
Thirty graduates received their pins before a crowd of 400 family members and friends. Dr. J. Andrew Prall, University of Saint Francis Vice President for Academic Affairs, addressed the assemblage, and Father Tony Janik, Director of Spiritual Care Services for Franciscan St. Anthony Health, led prayer and conducted a Blessing of the Hands.
“We are proud of the growing number of skilled nurses graduating from the University of Saint Francis Crown Point to begin lives of compassionate service,” said University of Saint Francis President Sister M. Elise Kriss, OSF. “They are a direct reflection of our values as a Catholic, Franciscan institution of higher learning.”
University of Saint Francis Crown Point is a regional campus of the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind., a private Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition. USFCP makes academic excellence and a values-based education available to Crown Point-area students through entry-level, bridging and graduate-level programs. Among these are six healthcare-related majors, including nursing, healthcare administration, medical laboratory technician and paramedic science. The associate of liberal studies degree includes student-designed concentrations.