Graduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Spring 2018 Commencement

Johanna McCroskey, Master of Science in Nursing

Johanna McCroskey was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in a military family as the youngest of three children born to Charles and Debbie Cecchini. In 2011, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Liberty University in Virginia and graduated summa cum laude as valedictorian of her class. Since then, she has worked as an acute care bedside nurse in Virginia and Hawai‘i and has become a Progressive Care Certified Nurse. Wanting to continue her formal education, she decided to pursue her Master of Science in Nursing at HPU to be a Family Nurse Practitioner. During her time at HPU, she has presented original work at the Hawaii Public Health Conference and the AONE Healthcare Leadership Conference. She is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. McCroskey and her husband, Joshua, love the beauty and aloha of Hawai‘i and feel privileged to call Hawai‘i home. After graduation, she plans to practice locally as a Family Nurse Practitioner.