Marian University Nursing Student Honored at Salute to Nurses Luncheon

by St.Vincent Editorial Staff | Jul 10, 2013

Shelly Brosseau, a Marian University for St.Vincent Health student in the accelerated BSN program, was honored during the 11th annual Salute to Nurses luncheon.

Shelly was among the nursing students throughout Indiana who competed in the Indianapolis Star’s nursing student essay contest for a $3,500 tuition scholarship. Her essay described her path to nursing, which began when her late husband, Cam, was diagnosed with end-stage pancreatic cancer.

According to Julie Smith, Marian University for St.Vincent Health site director, the Indianapolis accelerated nursing program is filled with students just like Shelly. “Shelly’s story is a great example of who the accelerated nursing student is: a wife, a mom and someone who may have had to overcome obstacles to make their dreams a reality,” she said. “Her perseverance, positive attitude and strong compassion are all traits that will make her an excellent nurse. The flexibility of our online classes allows a now-single mother to fulfill her commitment to creating a better future for herself and her children.”

To learn more about the Marian University for St.Vincent Health ABSN program, contact Kris Shallenberger at, attend an information session, or call 1-888-370-4837.

Read Shelley Brosseau’s story.  

Story contributed by St.Vincent Editorial Staff. 

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