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National Nurse of the Year Honor Goes to Mount Saint Mary’s University Professor

Oct. 24, 2007 -- Margaret Avila, assistant professor of nursing at Mount Saint Mary’s University (MSMU), was recently named 2007 Nurse of the Year by the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN). As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, NAHN presented the award to Avila on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11.

"I am deeply honored by this recognition," said Avila, who was nominated by members of the Los Angeles Chapter of NAHN. "I owe much to my colleagues and the great staff I have worked with in every phase of my career. I continue to urge young people every day to enter this profession which has meant so much to me."

Avila teaches women's health, obstetrics, and gerontology for the Mount's Associate Degree in Nursing Program.
MSMU offers four nursing programs: the Associate Degree in Nursing; and accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees; and the Master of Science in Nursing. To learn more, go to

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