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Daughters of the American Revolution honors Dr. Healy

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Captain Job Knapp Chapter (East Douglas, MA) recently honored one of its members with a special DAR  Community Classroom pin and certificate in recognition of her Excellence in Nursing- and her role as adjunct faculty at Bay Path Practical Nursing Academy.
The DAR Community Classroom pin and certificate of recognition was presented to Dr. Adelina Healy, DNP, MSN, RN of Dudley by Regent Noveline Beltram and past Regent Anne Marie Safaee.
Dr. Healy, an adjunct faculty at Bay Path Practical Nursing Academy in Charlton, said her work with Practical Nursing students brings her joy. Dr. Healy is the faculty lead for most community outreach activities as Health Screenings at Middle schools, on-site medical care at Show Choir Competition, and Volunteer Judges at SkillsUSA State championship.
Some of her work as a member of DAR has been identifying Revolutionary patriots in her hometown of Dudley, placing markers at grave sites, and welcoming newly naturalized US citizens in Worcester.
Dr. Healy said, “we have been involved in distributing small American flags to new citizens at the Mechanic’s Hall in Worcester, two to three times a year. “We passed out over 549 flags,” shared Dr. Healy. “We have identified at least 15 Revolutionary Patriots who are direct ancestors.” Dr. Healy mentors practical nursing students and has recently been asked the honor of pinning a candidate for 2024 graduation and pinning ceremony. She had been the inspirational speaker at several National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony held at the Douglas Orchard and Farms.
Dr. Healy completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Quinnipiac University. The curriculum for the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree builds on traditional master’s programs by providing education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement and systems leadership. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Regis College and Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Worcester State University. She is a registered nurse with close to 50 years of experience in the classroom as full-time faculty, managerial as Director of Nursing Services, and as an adjunct at Worcester State University. She has held teaching positions at Northeastern University, Wachusett Community College, Quinsigamond Community College, and Regis College. A Hyatt Scholar Dr. Healy is recognized for outstanding scholastic aptitude and motivation. Dr. Healy was a member of Dudley Board of Health for 18 years, nine of those years as Chairman.
About DAR: The Daughters of American Revolution is a women’s service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, patriotism and honoring the patriots of the Revolutionary War. For more information visit
About Bay Path RVTHS Practical Nursing Academy: Bay Path Practical Nursing Academy offers a 40-week, (10-month), full-time, Monday through Friday, evening program. The program begins mid-August and is completed in late June. Graduates receive a Practical Nursing Certificate and are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensure exam. The Bay Path Practical Nursing Academy is fully approved by the: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Human Services of Public Health Board of Registration in Nursing 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108 617-973-0900 The Bay Path Practical Nursing Academy is accredited by the: Council on Occupational Education 7840 Roswell Road Building 300, Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350 Telephone: 800-917-2081 Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School is fully accredited by the: New England Association of Schools and Colleges 209 Burlington Rd, Suite 201 Bedford, MA, 01730-1433 781-271- 0022