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RECORD NUMBER OF MEN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF NURSING
Trinitas Class of January, 2014 boasts 20 male nurses

Members of the January 2014 class of the Trinitas School of Nursing, which includes a record number of 20 male graduates, were awarded their diplomas and their Associate degrees at a ceremony held recently at the main campus of Union County College.

The class boasts 76 graduates from New Jersey and 13 others from New York City, Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island. The multi-ethnic program is recognized as one of the largest nursing schools in the nation. The Trinitas School of Nursing currently holds a designation as a National League for Nursing Center of Nursing Education Excellence for its commitment to nursing education excellence among its faculty and student body through 2015.

"During my tenure as the Dean of Trinitas School of Nursing, Iíve witnessed many changes in how nursing has become a profession of inclusion, not only of the multi-ethnic students who form a large percentage of our enrollment, but also an ever increasing number of men who seek nursing careers," explains Dean Marybeth Kelley. "Iím proud of the way Trinitas has become a school that has welcomed these students and provided them with a nursing education as well as a very valuable Associateís degree from our partner Union County College."

"Students at Trinitas School of Nursing reflect the dynamic demographics of the metropolitan area," notes Rose Santee, Associate Dean of the School. "Their cultural ties to so many diverse ethnic groups enrich the experience of students and faculty alike. The increased number of male students adds further depth to our student body."

These men enjoy the distinction of forming the largest group of male students to receive their diplomas from the Trinitas School of Nursing: Carlos Botero of Staten Island; Philip H. Camacho of Roselle; Jean Iverton Civil of Elizabeth; Dmitry Eremtchouk of Staten Island; Giovani M. Fonseca of Elizabeth; Solon Frazilus of Linden; Lloyd A. Galano of Elizabeth; Kaler E. Gonzalez of Elizabeth; Vincent Michael Hastings of Roselle Park; Michael Higa of Linden; Amir Hossain of Elizabeth; Amodu Lawal of Union; Merryl Manansala of Bloomfield; Sungjun Myung of Ridgefield; Symonpeter Ndungu of Edison; Civil Nya Sandjong of Elizabeth; Arthur A. Okoli of Elizabeth; Olufemi Osho of Somerset, Aurelio Ramirez of Elizabeth, and Sheldon Schneider of East Windsor.

The following women graduates complete the Class of January 2014: Avenel resident Hadiyah McClendon; Bloomfield resident Irene May Nano; Brooklyn Anna Konstantinova; Bronx resident Sanata Diakite; Carteret resident Sandi Nguyen; Clark residents Kimberly Castillo, Olga Kalinchak, Danielle Ramirez, and Lina M. Rivera; Cranford resident Daily Abreu; East Newark resident Michelle Veronica Malay; Elizabeth, NJ residents Samirah A. Bostic, Catalina Cedres, Diana K. Garces, In Kyoung Kim, Catalina Lampon-Paz, Tashi Lhamo, Claudia Montinho, Schella Severe, Ebony Washington, and Marilyn Yepez; Fords resident Nguyen Thanh Bui; Garwood resident Iryna Biyovska; Hillside resident Yasmeen Beckett; Iselin residents Helen A. Adeogun and Nidhi Patel; Linden residents Ana Cuellar-Pereira, Patrice Gutt, Telma Rendeiro and Daphney Templier; Maplewood resident Johanne Pierre; Middletown resident Lisa Tarzia; Montclair resident Oumou C. Ball Ndiaye; Newark resident Naa Dedei Okyne; New Providence resident Silvia Hochberg; New York resident Laceyann Lloyd; Orange resident Gloria T. Owiredu; Plainsboro resident Tamiko Suber; Plainfield resident Roxana Morilla; Rahway residents Renette Berteau, Ursula Nicholls and Edna Elauria Tagaca; Roselle Park resident Stephanie A. Cruz; Sayreville resident Gabriela Padova; Scotch Plains residents Leslie Chacon and Geneve Aireen M. DeGuzman; Somerset residents Charry Butler and Arwisie Powers; Staten Island residents Cavern Agar-Glasgow, Josette Aiello, Karen Franzese, Jennifer Parris, Lauren Rybarczyk, Danielle Squarciafico, Liliya Tsarukyan, and Emily Hanania Wall; Stirling resident Margaret Whalen; Teaneck resident Nawatti Seenauth; Union residents Jenine Marie Apostol, Jill Anne F. Babatido, Emmanuela Barthelemy, Frances Machado, Katrina Sopot and Diana Stinvil; Weehawken resident Mary J. Norton; West Orange residents Regine Michel and Cecilia Montano, and Woodbridge, NJ resident Martina Maciejewicz.

Those who received Nursing Honors were: Carlos Botero; Nguyen Thanh Bui; Philip H. Camacho; Kimberly Castillo; Karen Franzese; Patrice Gutt;Amir Hossain; Frances Machado; Martina Maciejewicz; Roxana Morilla; Irene May Nano; Oumou C, Ball Ndiaye; Ursula Nicholls; Naa Dedei Okyne; Nidhi Patel; Johanne Pierre; Claude H. Rene; Lina M. Rivera; Edna Elauria Tagaca; Emily Hanania Wall; Margaret Whalen and Marilyn Yepez.

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About Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC), a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in Central New Jersey, is a Catholic teaching medical center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. With 10 Centers of Excellence across the continuum of care, Trinitas has distinguished itself in cardiology, cancer care, behavioral health, renal care, nursing education, diabetes management, wound healing and sleep medicine.


About Trinitas School of Nursing
Trinitas School of Nursing conducts a Cooperative Nursing Program with Union County College and confers a Diploma in Nursing from Trinitas and an Associate Degree from the College. Initially offering nursing studies as the Elizabeth General Medical Center School of Nursing, Trinitas School of Nursing has been in continuous operation since 1891. The Cooperative Nursing Program offers a Diploma in Nursing from Trinitas School of Nursing and an Associate in Science Degree from Union County College upon successful completion of the curriculum. Fully accredited by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education, Inc., the program offers a basic course of study in nursing. It provides a sound theoretical base of knowledge in the nursing, biological, behavioral and sociological sciences and integrates this knowledge into academic and practical experiences within the health and illness continuum of client care. Utilization of a variety of health care agencies facilitates the application of all aspects of the studentsí learning. Students earn a total of 75 credits in the Cooperative Nursing Program. Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurse Licensure. For information about the program of study at Trinitas School of Nursing, call 908-659-5200.

Posted: February 15, 2014

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