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Record-breaking class completes program

The January 2013 graduates of the Trinitas School of Nursing, the largest class in the school’s history, were awarded their diplomas and their Associate degrees at a ceremony held recently at the main campus of Union County College.

The class boasts 71 graduates from New Jersey and 25 from New York. Eleven men are included among the graduates who have completed the nursing/Associate Degree program offered at the school which is recognized as one of the largest nursing schools in the nation. Twenty of the graduates were Licensed Practical Nurses who completed their studies to achieve their RN degree.

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.

The following graduates were awarded their diplomas and degrees: Belleville, NJ resident Nicole Tomasella; Bloomfield, NJ residents Hubert Bron Espiritu and Mariya Kralka; Bronx, NY residents Yaineneh Kora, Esohe Oriekhoe and Josephine P. Richter; Brooklyn, NY residents Tracy-An Archer, Harriet Berantuo, Beverly Bishop, Vanessa Dimuro and Laverne Kinlock; Clark, NJ resident Loren Gonzalez-Hernandez; Cranford, NJ resident Jane Mone; Elizabeth, NJ residents Diana Ambar, Beena E. Jacob, Jennifer Digna Lopez Masias, Anne N. Njoroge, Rusbel Pacheco, Joan Pavon, Emilio Ramon, Daina Regueiferos, Verusca Reis, Sandra Roman, Mia Villanueva and Lesli Zambrana; Elmont, NY resident Johana Benavides; Fanwood, NJ resident Vandana Agrawal; Garwood, NJ, resident Melissa Walsh; Hillsborough, NJ, resident Dorothy M. Grimes; Hillside, NJ, residents Sonia Fernandes, Lilian Makori and Bianca Sanon; Irvington, NJ resident Edris Warren; Jersey City, NJ residents Anastasia Filonova, Rachael Omonywa and Rawatti Prettypaul; Linden, NJ residents Bernard Efobi, Anastazja Klisiewciz, Jessica Lesher and Ana Simon; Little Ferry, NJ resident Hacel Fuentes; Mays Landing, NJ resident Myra B. Ronas; New Providence, NJ residents Charles Pepper and Marlene Taylor; Palisades Park, NJ resident Seoun H. Park; Piscataway, NJ resident Dana Merrill; Plainfield, NJ residents Mercedes Bradley and Frank Chukwuyem Buzugbe; Princeton, NJ resident Kecia Thomas; Queens Village, NY resident Tanelka Chance; Rosedale, NY resident Myriam Elie-Pulviose; Roselle, NJ residents Andrea Darcel Burch, Fiona A. Farquharson, Henry D. Moss, Elena R. Taylor, Midrood Victorin and Sandie Vincent; Roselle Park, NJ resident Vlora Gocaj; Sayreville, NJ resident Millicent A. Swaka; Somerset, NJ resident James Dunne; South Orange, NJ resident Carol Davy; Springfield, NJ residents Emily Halliburton, Veronica Khoroshevski and Ivanna Stebelska; Staten Island, NY residents Melissa Boyd, Brandie Flores, Margaret Gallo, Katherine Elizabeth Giobbie, Gina Graffeo, Alyssa Cristina Ippolito, Tina L. Keita, Kristy McFadden, Daniel McNally, Jacqueline Meli, Donna Mirrow-Brown, Adenike Okeowo, Sally Ramos, Lillian Rivera and Ivy Valentin; Stirling, NJ resident Luisa M. Selecky; Summit, NJ resident Pamela Livingstone; Tinton Falls, NJ resident Andrea Gonzalez; Union, NJ residents Tamika Datus, Farina Ghamkhar-Bashaw, Lauren Huber, Yoko Hunter, Syndy Legerme, Alexandra Mentor, Ruth Metobo, Anthony J. Sociedade, Romina A. Tara and Rosamay M. Totana; Vauxhall, NJ resident Georgette C. Taylor; Wayne, NJ resident Meryam Esheileh; Westfield, NJ resident Andriy Melnyk and West Orange, NJ resident Gifty Selby.

Those in the January 2013 class who received Nursing High Honors are: Anastasia Filonova, Jane Mone and Romina A. Tara.

The following graduates received Nursing Honors: Vandana Agrawal, Harriet Berantuo, Frank Chukwuyem Buzugbe, Carol Davy, Hacel Fuentes, Margaret Gallo, Vlora Gocaj, Lauren Huber, Yoko Hunter, Tina L. Keita, Jessica Lesher, Pamela Livingstone, Kristy McFadden, Jacqueline Meli, Alexandra Mentor, Adenike Okeowo, Rachael Omonywa, Bianca Sanon, Gifty Selby, Luisa M. Selecky, Nicole Tomasella and Midrood Victorin.


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 students’ 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 5, 2013

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