- by Mount Saint Mary College

Students from Mount Saint Mary College's School of Nursing recently provided cancer screening information to the Newburgh community at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center. 

The effort was in collaboration with Montefiore St. Luke's Hospital.

Mount Nursing students standing together.
Mount Nursing students (left to right) Constance Taibi of Astoria, N.Y., Anna Grasso of New Fairfield, Conn., Alyssa Esteves of Mahopac, N.Y., and Gema Vidals-Herrera of Newburgh, N.Y., recently reached out to the local community with information on cancer prevention and screening. Photo provided.

Four undergraduate nursing students spoke to members of the local community who were attending the Armory's Saturday morning programming about lung, breast, and colon cancer. The students provided evidence-based information on poster boards and Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall provided information for screening services offered through the hospital.

Anne-Marie Uebbing, associate professor of Nursing at the Mount, "has been instrumental in forming this partnership with patient education and patient navigators through the hospital," noted Linda Kelly, assistant professor of Nursing at the college.

Mount Nursing students enjoy state-of-the-art simulation labs and clinical relationships with more than 40 area hospitals. The Mount's passionate faculty are dedicated to the success of both their undergraduate and graduate students.

Mount Nursing students consistently score well on the NCLEX-RN test. For example, May 2021 graduates of the college scored more than 90 percent on average.


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