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RN to BS in Nursing
Why did you choose to attend CUNY SPS Nursing?
I completed my associate’s degree in nursing at LaGuardia Community College. In our final semester, a faculty member from CUNY SPS came and gave us a rundown of the program. I was looking into an online program and was excited that CUNY had one.
What is your background in Nursing, or what area of Nursing interests you?
I am definitely interested in trauma and critical care. I am currently in the surgical intensive care unit at New York Presbyterian of Queens, a designated level 1 trauma center. Prior to my position at NYP Queens, I was in the emergency department at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, also a level 1 trauma center.
What keeps you busy outside of classes?
Outside of classes, my 7 month-old son keeps me busy. I played every sport under the sun growing up, so I like to keep busy. I picked up golf a couple of years ago, and consider myself a golf nut.
What have been some of your greatest accomplishments and/or challenges here at CUNY SPS Nursing?
One of the challenges I encountered with the CUNY SPS program is that I work the night shift. It requires me to be a bit more organized, something I am not the greatest at. This semester, I will be going to Haiti as a part of the clinical requirement for Nursing 303. I hope Puerto Rico and Haiti are the first of many humanitarian efforts in my career.
Do you have any advice for your fellow CUNY SPS Nursing students?
Taking classes at CUNY SPS truly tests your time management skills. The faculty truly want you to succeed and provide you with various resources to aid in that. I would advise prospective and current students to plan ahead, stay organized, and keep an open line of communication with your professors and especially your academic advisor.