Marywood University’s Department of Nursing to Hold Its Annual Blessing of the Hands Ceremony


SCRANTON, PA (October 17, 2017)—Marywood University’s nursing students will continue the tradition of participating in the annual Blessing of the Hands ceremony on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 2:30 p.m., in the Marian Chapel, in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life. This event is free and open to the public.


The Blessing of the Hands Ceremony at Marywood University is in its fourth year at the University. The ceremony is a recent tradition that honors sophomore nursing students who will begin to apply their classroom studies to direct applications in the field. Junior and senior nursing students will also participate in the ceremony.


Since the human touch is such an important component of health care, the Blessing of the Hands ceremony is especially meaningful to nurses, physicians, and other medical staff, as it provides a spiritual experience that links the art and science of healthcare.


For additional information about Marywood University’s nursing program, please visit, or call (570) 348-6275.