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Murray at Mercy graduates first class of nurses

November 20, 2020


Murray State College and Ardmore’s Mercy Hospital have been looking forward since 2019 to graduating the first class from their innovative Murray at Mercy nursing partnership and, on Friday, November 20, 2020, the goal became a reality.  Fifteen student graduates of the program were pinned in a ceremony that included faculty and administrators from Murray State and Mercy Hospital.

The program was created to assist Mercy Hospital with staffing and provide nurses from two graduating classes at Murray State per year.  

The new graduates, decked out in all white, with white caps and blue MSC masks, took the nursing pledge, were pinned, and received congratulations from faculty, family and friends outside following the ceremony.

“We are so pleased to be here today congratulating the first class of graduates from Murray at Mercy.  Graduates and their families’ lives have been changed for good through this program.  We wish them great success,” said MSC President Joy McDaniel.

The Mercy Health Foundation contributed funding to renovate an area in the Old Tower Building which has now become a small education facility, complete with offices, simulation labs and classrooms.

For more information on joining the Murray at Mercy program to become a nurse, visit the MSC website at