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January 2023 Graduates

January 2023 Graduates Trinitas School of Nursing

Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s School of Nursing Celebrates Graduates at Commencement Ceremony

Elizabeth, NJ–Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s School of Nursing recently celebrated 76 graduates at its 169th commencement ceremony, who worked diligently to complete the Trinitas Nursing Education Program and are now closer to realizing their dream of becoming a licensed Registered Nurse. The graduation ceremony featured a traditional pinning ceremony that symbolizes a rite of passage into the professional world of nursing and the nurse’s commitment to those they care for.

Associate Dean, Dr. Constance Kozachek, presiding over the event, said,

“Today, January 6, 2023, is a special day for Christians, known as the Epiphany. The word 'epiphany' comes from the Greek word meaning 'to reveal,' as it was when the baby Jesus was revealed to the world.

Today, January 6thwe proudly reveal our graduates to the profession of nursing. An epiphany is also the realization that you have experienced a transformation. You emerge spirited and resilient. Your transformation will be enduring and impactful as you affect the lives of others. As a nurse, approach each opportunity with an open mind and a critical eye, and always approach those in your care with respect and compassion. Always vow to do the right thing.”

Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President & Chief Executive Officer, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, said, “It is my pleasure to congratulate the Trinitas School of Nursing Class of January 2023. The past two and a half years have been unexpected and unforgettable, but our nursing students rose to every challenge they were faced with. We are very proud of students as well as our faculty and staff, for doing this important work during a very challenging situation, all while keeping with the mission of Trinitas Regional Medical Center upholding a commitment to providing high-quality care to a diverse population.”

Graduates of the School of Nursing include:

Yovana C. Sola Barrientos
Michael Henrique Barros
Cynthia Christina Boursiquot
Sherry Ann Caesar
Angelica S. Carvalho
Maricruz Romero Castelan
Franklin Chaco Castro
Litza Melendez Castro
Shenise S. Champagne
Demi Cioci
Hildania M. Caceres Corniell
Jennefer Cruz
Priscila Debarros
Belinda De Jesus
Priscilla Briana Ribeiro De Sousa
Sharnette A. Denton
Adeloye Ehemeiri, C
Bedlyn Exavier
Florencia Agustina Favale Maier
Marylise Figaro
Gabrielle Hanvey
Winta Habtom
Tahira Hill
Bossie Ibanez-Mancuso
Amanda Grace-Irizarry
Stephanie Jean
Mozardell Jean-Noel
Janelle Joseph
Uzoma Franklin Keke
Fatima Muslim Larry
Taneisha Lee
Jessenia Gabriela Inga Lema
Authorine Simone Lewis
Tessa A. Lewis
Josefina Lieberman
Sihana Limanovska
Giselaure Lubin
Jodi McCullough
Christine McQuaid
Kemmalia Miller
Ashley M. Miscia
Giandra Morales
Elizabeth Ortega Naranjo
Esther Nwaogwugwu
Ogechi Onwuzuruike
Maria E. Orellana
Avelina Palaganas
Narendra Vivekanand Pariag
Keith E. Patton
Valerie Payoute
Nadia Pierre
Scott Porsenna
Maylen Fonseca Ramirez
Glenis A. Ramos
Emmylou D. Recana
Alexandra Redmond
Jennifer D. Rivas-Chavez
Ashly S. Rubio
Wadson Sainvilus
Geizel A. Salazar
Isamar Salazar
Amanda Adocka Scott
Kadiatu Sesay
Jennifer Torres
Lindsey Rachel Torres
Angeline Totaram
Pham Linh Dan Tran
Mohanie Vaidya
Erika J. Pego Valencia
LaWanda T. Wade
Faith Walker
Robyn J. Walker
Jason A. Wild
Erica Cherelle Wiltshire
Tiffany Dolores-Ann Wortman
Emily Yucra

Established in 1891, the Trinitas School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education, Inc. and the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. In 1971, the School made a commitment to serve educationally disadvantaged students, the non-traditional, and those seeking a second career and/or career mobility. This commitment resulted in the formation of a Cooperative Nursing Program (CNP) in partnership with Union College, which allows students in the CNP to graduate with a Diploma in Nursing from Trinitas School of Nursing and an Associates in Science from Union College. Upon graduation, all students are also eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurse Licensure. (NCLEX).

Trinitas School of Nursing is committed to providing and sustaining an excellent nursing education program for a diverse student population representative of the community Trinitas Regional Medical Center serves in Elizabeth, NJ. On average, 81 percent of Trinitas School of Nursing students represent ethnic minority groups, contributing to the cultural diversification of the nursing workforce. In the Spring of 2021, the demographic profile of the school showed that: 37% of the students were African American, 7% Asian, 13% Caucasian and 33% Hispanic. For more information about the Trinitas School of Nursing, please visit: https://trinitasschoolofnursing.org/.

About Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Trinitas Regional Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, was established in 2000 following the consolidation of Elizabeth General Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Hospital. Previously in 1990, Elizabeth General acquired the Alexian Brothers Hospital, also in Elizabeth. The spirit of the three Elizabeth hospitals lives on in Trinitas, a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in Central New Jersey. Trinitas is a Catholic teaching medical center with Catholic oversight provided by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. With 12 Centers of Excellence across the continuum of care, Trinitas has distinguished itself in cardiology, cancer care, behavioral health, renal care, nursing education, diabetes management, wound healing, breast health, senior’s health care, women's health care, and sleep medicine. For more information, visit https://www.rwjbh.org/trinitas-regional-medical-center/, or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.