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2 Alums Named Outstanding New Nurses


Two Middlesex County College alumnae from the nursing class of 2014 received new nurses awards from their respective hospitals in 2015. Frankie Bell was presented the New Nurse Award at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. She is on the medical-surgical unit.

“I love it there,” she said. “It’s because of my fellow nurses – it’s like a family, and every day is different. It’s never boring.”

Ms. Bell said her education at Middlesex prepared her well for the rigors of nursing.

“They gave us the skills to go right out on the floor and take care of patients,” she said.

She received an all-expense paid trip to Atlanta for the American Nurses Credentialing Center conference in October.

France Cabactulan received the First Year as a Nurse Award from St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick. She works in the Oncology Department.

She also loves her job there and feels the faculty at MCC prepared her well for her career. “The hands-on training was a key factor in my development,” she said.