Oct. 21, 2005
The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania, a statewide non-profit foundation, has named Rhonda Maneval, RN, DEd, of Mechanicsburg, as a finalist for a Nightingale Award recognizing excellence in nursing education. Dr. Maneval is a professor of nursing and director of nursing programs at HACC's Lancaster Campus and York Center, Foundation officials notified Maneval of this honor following a detailed selection process that maintained anonymity of all entries.

"It is a real honor to be a finalist for a Nightingale Award because it holds so much meaning and tradition among nurses," Maneval said. "It is especially meaningful to me because the nursing faculty here at HACC wrote the nomination. It means a lot to know that your colleagues and friends believe that you are deserving of such an honor."

According to the foundation's Web site, "nurse educators nominated for this award demonstrate the ability to inspire nursing students and practicing nurses. They creatively stimulate students and colleagues to pursue knowledge and skills needed to practice nursing compassionately and effectively."

Finalists also were selected from among nominees in the categories of clinical patient care, nursing research and nursing administration. The foundation will announce the award recipient in each category during its annual gala on Friday, October 28, at the Wyndham Hotel, 4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg.

The first Nightingale Awards were presented on October 21, 1990. Since that time 53 nursing professionals have been the recipients of the honor.

Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania is a statewide, non-profit foundation created to help recruit and retain nursing professionals. A 24-member Board of Trustees, consisting of individuals who are leaders in nursing, business, industry, and other health care fields, governs the foundation.

HACC's nursing program at the Lancaster Campus has grown to include both the registered nursing program and practical nursing program. The spring 2006 semester begins a "rolling enrollment" for nursing students. Students who want to begin studying nursing can now start at either the fall or spring semester, allowing HACC to accommodate more students in the nursing program.

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