Middlesex Community College Nursing student Diane Vazquez-Baez, of Lowell, has recently been named a Hurst Review NCLEX Scholar. This scholarship is designed to assist nursing students who are also members of Phi Theta Kappa – the national honor society for two-year colleges – prepare for and take the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) nursing exam.

Vazquez-Baez was one of 10 students selected from 470 applicants to receive this scholarship. She will receive free access to the Hurst Review study materials for the exam (a $300 value), as well as a $250 scholarship award to pay for the NCLEX exam fees.

“I am very grateful to have received this award,” said Vazquez-Baez. “I made a commitment to become a nurse because I know it’s the best choice for myself and my family. My time at Middlesex has been life changing – I have never felt out of place, even as an adult learner. The teachers here have pushed me to become the best student, and the best nurse, I can be.”

After graduating in May, Vazquez-Baez plans to continue her education at a four-year institution for a career as a critical care nurse.

MCC’s Nursing Program is designed to prepare students to take the NCLEX-RN. The program provides a sound background in field-related science, technical skills, and general education with learning experiences in the classroom, nursing laboratory and clinical practicums.

For more information about MCC’s Nursing Program, visit www.middlesex.mass.edu or call 1-800-818-3434.