Fairleigh Dickinson University

Teaneck, NJ
 Program coordinators said community involvement fostered cohesion among nursing students, many of whom identified multiple opportunities to work together to help individuals and communities

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 Round 2: 2009 – 2010
Jeffrey Alair
Paul Alegria
Anthony Fiorentino
Abigail Garas
Elizabeth Levitsky
Genevieve Nilluka Nilluka
Patricia Parker
Kena Patel
Andres Romero
Dena Senter
Round 3: 2010-2011
Shmuel Bieler
Ariella Bleich
Mei Fen Chen
Ada Contresas
Jacqueline Lora
Erin Miller
Isaac Omoloyin
Maureen Richards
Rena Tandon
Betsy Varghese
Round 4: 2011-2012
Abimbola Adetola
Miclele Bruno
Lorna Devasia
Kate Gorvits
Gift Horn
Akim Jones
Angelo Llanes
Alexis Monteverde
Danielle Reade
Aaron Roth
Round 5: 2012-2013
Danielle Constandis
Olivia Jackson
Rachel Johnson
Jon-Kerwin Lagasca
Melissa Tapia
The NCIN grant included provisions to increase community awareness of the nursing profession and of the contributions that nurses make in the community. NCIN scholars achieved that by providing blood pressure monitoring and weight checks at a local wellness fair; participating in environmental projects, including an effort to clean up Hackensack River on Earth Day; volunteering at a “Relay for Life” sponsored by the American Cancer Society and a five-kilometer race organized by a local chapter of the American Red Cross; collecting holiday gifts from retail store owners to support a “Shelter Our Sisters” initiative for domestic violence survivors; and helping rebuild Bergen County through a Habitat for Humanity project in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.


With all of the demands students face in an accelerated degree program—classes, clinicals, meetings with mentors and more, all in a compressed time frame—a community service component may seem like too much of an extraneous burden to throw into the mix.


I believe this about nursing… “It has fueled my passion to help others.”

I believe this about nursing…"the field of nursing is both an art and a science; nursing cannot have one without the other."

I believe this about nursing..."Nurses promote change, aid those in need and educate others."


I believe this about nursing… “For the first two decades of my life, I definitely did not want to do it.”

I believe this about nursing… “Nursing is the pulsating heart of human care, without which a great deal of lives would be wasted or lost.”

I believe this about nursing… "It is a dream-come-true."

 I believe this about nursing... "Nursing chose me."

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