- by Mount Saint Mary College
Vanesa Mazza ’20; Medical surgical/telemetry at Garnet Health Medical Center (left), discusses her experiences in the field of Nursing during the current pandemic while her coworker, Sydney Natkiel, ’21, looks on.

Mount Saint Mary College’s Mu Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the international honor society of nursing, recently hosted a graduate panel featuring seven alumni.

The Mount Nursing grads, hailing from the Classes of 2020 and 2021, discussed their transition from students to registered nurses, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on their field.

“It was an informative and moving discussion,” noted Lynnette DeBellis, chair of the college’s School of Nursing. 

The panel consisted of:

  • Shannon Christiano ’20, Emergency Department at North Shore University Hospital
  • Kayla Fitzpatrick ’20; Labor and Delivery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
  • Emily Leath ’20; Surgical Oncology and Kidney Transplants at Stonybrook University Hospital
  • Vanesa Mazza ’20; Medical surgical/telemetry at Garnet Health Medical Center
  • Sydney Natkiel ’21; Medical surgical/telemetry at Garnet Health Medical Center
  • Ryan Pagano ’20; Emergency Department at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
  • Brendan Quinn ’20; Emergency Department, Westchester Medical Center

The Mount’s service-focused approach to education goes hand-in-hand with helping professions such as Nursing. At the Mount, Nursing students enjoy state-of-the-art simulation labs and clinical relationships with dozens of area hospitals. The college’s passionate faculty are dedicated to the success of both their undergraduate and graduate students. 


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