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"I decided to attend CNR because of its strong nursing program. I was attracted to the College because of its small and charming campus. Also, I wanted small classes where everyone knew everyone else. I wanted a college that made me feel comfortable. When I found CNR, I found a real home. This school is like one big happy family."

Ruth Collura
Class of 2008
School of Nursing
The College of New Rochelle



Tell us something about your interests, and your family, and where you are from?

I am the second of five children.  My older sister is a junior at Richard Stockton College in New Jersey and one of my brothers is a senior in high school. I live in the southern New Jersey town of Mt. Holly. I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, working with special needs children, traveling, clogging, and what I especially love is participating in Bible study classes on campus.


What year are you in, Ruth?
 
I’m a freshman in the School of Nursing.


Why did you decide to enroll at The College of New Rochelle?

I decided to attend CNR because of its strong nursing program. I was attracted to the College because of its small and charming campus. Also, I wanted small classes where everyone knew everyone else. I wanted a college that made me feel comfortable. When I found CNR, I found a real home. This school is like one big happy family.  


Do you have any favorite teachers?

There are a lot of great teachers here at CNR. My writing instructor is a good example.  Professor Tenser has taught me many things other than just improved my writing.  She is a wonderful teacher who cares about her students and is helping us to contribute to our community and society in positive ways.


Do you have a job on campus?

I work in the computer lab in the Mooney Center. I also have a job off campus as a Water Safety Instructor at the nearby New Rochelle YMCA.


When do you expect to graduate?

I will be graduating in 2008.


What are your career plans?

I am going to specialize in special needs nursing, and I hope to become a nurse practitioner. I also want to be involved with medical missions overseas in developing countries where there is such a need for health care. I want my life to be a positive influence on others and The College of New Rochelle is going to help me achieve my dream.

To find out if  CNR is the right choice for you, please contact:

School of Nursing
Office of the Dean
The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, NY 10805
914-654-5334  
 email: sn@cnr.edu


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