Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 5 pm

Location: Cultural Arts Theater

Congratulations to our Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Nursing Graduates!

Nursing Pinning Ceremony Planning Committee

Sara Annunziato 
Rose Frowd
Jeannine Kennedy
Martha Krawczyk
Maureen Kroning 
Karen Schaffer

Ceremony Program

Welcome Sara Annunziato, MSN, RN,
Nursing Program Director
Pledge of Allegiance Jessica Santana, Spring 2023
National Anthem Julia Aguilar
Welcome Susan Deer, PhD,
Officer in Charge
Provost’s Welcome Katie Lynch, PhD,
Officer in Charge of Academic Affairs
Dean’s Welcome Maureen Kroning, EdD, RN, Dean,
School of Nursing, Health & Wellness
Guest Speaker Naim Bidnewy, MSN FNP-C
Class Speaker Chanda Bhandal, Spring 2023
Announcement of Graduates Lisa Schachter, DNP, RN, Professor
Presentation of Pins Sara Annunziato, MSN, RN
Nursing Pledge Alyson Moran, Fall 22
Lisa O’Keefe, Spring 23
Veteran Graduates Recognition Jonathan Barnwell
SNA Leadership Award Sara Annunziato, MSN, RN
OADN Inductees Jeannine Kennedy, MSN, RN, Instructor
Presentation of Awards Agency Representatives
Closing Remarks Sara Annunziato, MSN, RN

Nursing Pledge

In the full knowledge of the obligations I am undertaking,
I promise to dedicate myself
to the welfare of those committed to my care.
I will teach wellness, promote the well-being
of individuals and groups in society
and respect diversity in human responses.
I will maintain at all times the dignity of the patients in my care, holding in confidence all personal information entrusted to me.
I will support and work collaboratively
with members of the health team
and endeavor to keep my professional
knowledge and skills at the highest level. I am dedicating
myself as a care-giver, counselor, teacher and healer.
I promise to be accountable for my actions and to
practice my profession with pride.

nurse cap

RCC's Nursing Program

The Nursing Program at Rockland Community College aims to meet the needs of the community for individuals who are both informed citizens and registered professional nurses. The Nursing Program provides access into practice as a registered professional nurse and is the basis for higher education and lifelong learning.

The Program has been ranked by as #2 “Best Nursing Schools in New York Offering ADN Programs.” In addition, RCC Nursing has been ranked #6 by as “2020 Best RN programs in New York State.”

Learn more about the Nursing Program

The Nursing Program Faculty & Instructors

Dr. Maureen Kroning, Dean, School of Nursing, Health & Wellness
Sara Annunziato, Program Director

Full-time Faculty

Rich Ahrens
Rose Frowd 
Cheryl Iorio
Jeannine Kennedy
Martha Krawczyk
Cynthia Lasman
Nancy Chiocchi-McMorrow
Angela Northrup
Lisa Schachter
Karen Schaffer 
Kathlen Shankar

Nursing Skills/Simulation Lab Instructors

Margaret Cullen 
Marie Dubuisson 
Cheryl Iorio 
Sharon Latteri 
Carol Massaro 
Jennifer Monte de Oca
Pamela Michaelson 
Debra Monsees 
Joanne Oventhal 
Lindsey Sullinger 
Jinu Thomas

Adjunct Faculty

Antonia Armada
Moise Belizaire
Rosita Benjamin
Deborah Borsellino
Jacqueline Brigandi
Marcia Clark
Diane Conte
Monique Corbett
Michele Corda
Patricia Coyne
Margaret Cullen
Aguida Dasilva
Liliana Delgado
Michele Eiswerth
Kathryn Elias
Rina Elias
Jessica Falcon
Malaika Feeley
Serena Fisher
Christina Haggarty
Kimberly Jankowski
Evelyne Joseph
Kandice Kavanagh

Denise Leveque
Ricca Libiran-Danao
Agnes Lucero
Valsamma Mathew
Christine Matos
Jane McGrath
Dionne McHayle
Heather McManus
Theresa Mellia
Susan Martin
Dina Mounitz
Ann Pinon
Therese Platel
Donna Robinson-Boothe
Patricia Schneider
Shari Lee Silverstein
Kerry Sokolohorsky
Jennifer Staco
Wendy St. Felix
Patricia Sullivan
Dale Touw
Alexandra Volcy