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TSON Community Highlights

NJNS names TSON student as President

On behalf of NJNS, we present the new President, Myaisha Solis. Myaisha is a current NURE 231 student and the Trinitas School of Nursing Student Nursing Association Secretary.

Congratulations Myaisha, we are all very proud of your accomplishments.

Myaisha Solis

NJLN Scholarship Recipients Honored

Three TSON students have been awarded NJLN scholarships and were honored at the Nurse Recognition Awards Night on November 3, 2023. These students have demonstrated academic excellence, a commitment to their nursing education, and a passion to become an incredible nurse who will make a difference in the communities they serve. We at TSON are very proud!

  • Tiffany Grant – NURE 280
  • Nancy Menashe – NURE 280
  • Myaisha Solis – NURE 132

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New Jersey League for Nursing Scholarship and Awards

Trinitas School of Nursing/RWJBarnabas Health was well represented at the New Jersey League for Nursing Scholarship and Awards night.

New Jersey League for Nursing Scholarship and Awards

Dr. Constance Kozachek, Associate Dean, received the Nurse Recognition Award. Scholarship winners were students Hetal Patel, Lauren Bedell, president of the NJ Student Nurses, Inc, and Florencia Favale, Trinitas Student Nurses president and Vice- President of the NJ Student Nurses, Inc.

Attending the event were Dean Dr. Roseminda Santee, faculty members Dr. Janine Graf-Kirk, Ms. Laura Moskaluk and Ms. Illya DeVera-Bonilla.

Trinitas School of Nursing / RWJBarnabas Health “Ran with Devils”

Professor Illya DeVera-Bonilla and Professor Marie O’Donnell accompanied our Student Nurses in a “Run with the Devils” Event,
On October 30th, 2022 at South Mountain, West Orange. 100% of the proceeds from the / RWJBarnabas Health event supports our Health Care Heroes in their efforts to protect and build healthier communities.

Trinitas School of Nursing - Running with the Devils

Trinitas School of Nursing - Running with the Devils

Trinitas School of Nursing - Running with the Devils

Trinitas School of Nursing/RWJBarnabas Health Sponsors 2022 NJLN Practical Nurse Education

Dr. Kozachek, Associate Dean of Trinitas School of Nursing, was prepared to inform the LPN attendees of our LPN to RN Program Track. April 27, 2022 at the Pines Manor, Edison, NJ.

NURE 131 students in action

NURE 131 students learning about evaluating Quality and Safety of health care products. April 13, 2022

Trinitas School of Nursing student, NJNS Fundraising director

Lauren Bedell, current NURE 131 TSON student, is the Fundraising Director (wearing pink sweater). After attending the COSP conference, it inspired her to join the team, and today she won one of the NJLN membership.

Thank you for all your support. February 18th 2022.

Trinitas Regional Medical Center joins RWJBarnabas health, New Jersey’s largest Academic Health System

The faculty and staff of Trinitas School of Nursing and our Union College colleagues celebrating and looking forward to a healthy and dynamic partnership of Trinitas Regional Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health, the largest academic health care system in New Jersey!

3 Motivated Trinitas School of Nursing Students Complete the 2021 TRMC Summer Nurse Extern Program

These 6 Nurse Externs spent their summer tending to patients and assisting the nursing staff at the Medical Center, while learning to record 12 lead EKGs, draw blood, perform glucometer testing, and administer trach care and trach suctioning, facilitated by TSON Faculty. At the conclusion of the program, the externs worked collaboratively to present evidence based practices related to mobility enhancement / fall prevention.

Pictured from left to right.
Dr. Connie Kozachek
Student Nurse Asha Kaneswaren (TSON)
Student Nurse Gabrielle Moreno (University of Delaware)
Student Nurse Abigail Solfaro (Mount Saint Mary College)
Student Nurse Isabella Alvarez (TSON)
Student Nurse Kimberly Hirakawa Flores (TSON)
Student Nurse Josephine Slaw (William Paterson University)

Teddy Bear Clinic

Students from TSON Student Nurses Association came off their summer break with their advisor, Ms. Illya DeVera-Bonilla, to volunteer at the Elizabeth Public Library for their first “Teddy Bear Clinic” ever. Thank you, SNA!

Trinitas School of Nursing Faculty with Students administer vaccines at the Dunn Center in Elizabeth, NJ

TSON students and faculty in action. Our students responded to “the call” from TRMC to on-board as “Patient Care Assistants” during this pandemic. Pictured in the TRMC ICU, a recent TSON graduate employee, our student PCA’s & Professor Illya Devera-Bonilla.

Nurse Camp – Innovative program includes a day at TSON

As part of an ongoing effort to attract local students to the nursing profession, Trinitas School of Nursing has once again participated in the Nurse Camp program run by Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Volunteer Services Director Lisa E. Liss.

For several years, Trinitas School of Nursing has been one of the most exciting stops for the Nurse Camp students. Seeing a potentially solid career path, many of the students find nursing an attractive choice.

“We love to have our School of Nursing students show the Nurse Camp students what they do, how they study and explain that the high schoolers can follow in their footsteps if they find nursing as interesting and rewarding as we all do,” states Dr. Rose Santee, Dean of the Trinitas School of Nursing.

One component of the time spent at the School of Nursing’s Union County Campus is a tour and demonstration at the Learning Simulation Center (LSC). “The Nurse Camp students LOVE the LSC,” said Mrs. Liss. “It gives them a glimpse into what studying nursing is like, and the Sim Lab shows it’s not just lectures and studying textbooks; it’s also practical, hands-on work with simulated patients.”

For the students, many find it confirms they want to pursue a career in nursing, or in health care. But, for a few, it also confirms that they don’t want to go down this path after all. Both outcomes have value, since it helps some of the students redirect their focus in another area.

LSC Director Dr. Lisa DiGiovanni finds that many of her students are eager to help others who have the same interests. For six weeks each summer, students rotate in groups of 10-12 through various departments of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, and the School of Nursing’s W. Jersey St. campus. “Interestingly, a lot of the students were former Nurse Camp students, so they understand the benefit of giving back and encouraging others to enter the field. We’re happy to host this leg of the ‘Nurse Camp Tour’ each year.”

A special thank you goes out to the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for providing the funding for Nurse Camp. Their donations help provide a lot of the equipment and supplies that are used in the various departments and locations where Nurse Camp takes place.

For more information on Nurse Camp please click here.

Scholarship Awardee

Mina Dwamena, a NURE 132 student received a scholarship from the Mid-State Black Nurses Association. Mina was one of three scholarship winners. With her at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ, was Dr. Rose Santee, Dean of Trinitas School of Nursing.

Annual Hillside Health Department Health Fair

Students of Trinitas School of Nursing NURE 132 participated at the annual Hillside Health Department Health Fair with nursing faculty Dr. D. Zimmerman, DNP, RN and Ms. Harriet Sarkodie, MSN, RN.

Students of Trinitas School of Nursing NURE 132 participated at the annual Hillside Health Department Health Fair with nursing faculty Dr. D. Zimmerman, DNP, RN and Director of Student Health, Ms. P. Stansfield, BSN, RN.

Scholarship Awardee

Maria Eiseman (center), TSON senior student, receiving a scholarship award from the Philippine Nurses Association of NJ.

(L-R) Dean Rose Santee with Maria Eiseman.

Trinitas Health and Wellness Expo