11/06/2020 | AuthorNCC
I'm an Associate Professor in the Nursing Department. I have taught at Nassau Community
College for 13 years. However, I have been a member of the NCC community since 1975.
I moved from Chicago to Long Island in 1973 and applied to the NCC Nursing Program
in 1974. To my surprise, I was accepted for the Fall 1975 class. Like our nursing
students today, I was married with a two-year-old child and wondered, “How could I
possibly manage this?” With the support of my family and the NCC faculty, I graduated
in 1977. I started working as a RN at a local hospital in the Intensive Care Unit.
I went back to school after having two more children, earned a bachelor’s degree in
1994, a master’s degree in Science in 1999 and became an Adult Nurse Practitioner.
My fondest memory at NCC was working with our Chair Dr. Joan Buckley. We taught together for several years and she involved me in the first Nursing COIL project Fall 2015. This collaboration was with the nursing school of Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. So, in January 2016, eight GCU nursing students came to NY to visit NCC during the winter intercession. We borrowed one of the NCC physical education vans to drive the students to the different events. Imagine two nursing professors driving this van! Thanks to everyone in the NCC community, NCC Nursing was able to make sure that these wonderful students had a visit to remember.
I have so much gratitude for the education I received at NCC and the opportunity to share what I have learned over the years with my students. I started my nursing journey at NCC in 1975 and I am still here. I have never regretted my choice of profession or the school where it began.
I am a marketing major and will graduate in 2025. After a rough start at a large four-year university, I chose to attend Nassau Community College. It has a nice campus, a great community, and besides — my mom went here! My best experience so far has been my in-class presentations.
Jul 18, 2023 | NCC
I transferred to NCC to pursue a degree in Nursing. After some sudden life-changing events I needed to be back home with my family. Nassau was the best educational opportunity for me, especially considering my chosen career path. One of my favorite experiences at the College so far has been forming a sense of community with my peers.
Jul 17, 2023 | NCC
My major is Biology and I am in my second year at NCC. I originally came to Nassau Community College because of the smaller class sizes and proximity to my home but the terrific faculty and flexible class schedules are great as well. As a science major, I would have to say one of my favorite experiences at Nassau has been the hands-on work that we do in the labs during biology classes.
Jul 17, 2023 | NCC