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Contact: Barbara Nitzberg (914) 654-5285


NEW ROCHELLE, NY, November 1, 2005 – Last week, more than two dozen senior students from the School of Nursing at The College of New Rochelle (CNR) kicked off a five week community outreach effort to high schools, middle schools and grammar schools. Seven groups of 3-4 senior nursing students speak to students at these participating schools on: nursing as a profession, the role of the Registered Nurse, admission requirements to nursing school, courses in nursing programs, and career opportunities after graduation. 

CNR nursing students have been conducting this outreach effort for the past few years.  This semester, CNR students have already visited Gorton High School (Yonkers).  Future visits include:

  • Sleepy Hollow High School, November 2 at time TBD

  • New Rochelle High School, November 2 at 9:00 am

  • Excelsior High School (Queens), November 14 at 2:00 pm

  • Graham Elementary School (Mt Vernon), November 15 at 11:00 am 

  • Pelham Middle School, November 28 at time TBD    

  • Academy of Mt. St Ursula (Bronx), November 30 at 8:50 am

The Johnson & Johnson “Campaign for Nursing’s Future” provided free promotional materials for CNR students to use when they visit participating schools.  Materials include recruitment videos, DVDs, T-shirts, posters, pins, coloring books and an interactive trivia game from The Nursing Gang™ designed by The Campaign for children ages 9-11.

Established in 1976, the School of Nursing at CNR is widely recognized for innovation and excellence in programming that is responsive to the public’s changing health needs. The School offers six programs: a traditional four-year undergraduate program leading to a bachelor of science in nursing; a traditional and an accelerated program of study for RNs seeking a B.S.N.; an accelerated B.S.N. program for those holding degrees in other fields; an accelerated RN to M.S. program; and an M.S. degree program with tracks in holistic nursing, acute care nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, health care management, and in the Nurse Educator role.  Post master’s programs are available in all acute care tracks, HIV/AIDS, and in Palliative Care.  CNR graduates are prepared to assume beginning leadership roles and facilitate change to improve the quality of client care in the health care system for diverse and multicultural populations.

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The first Catholic college for women in New York State, The College of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 by the Ursuline Order. Today, it comprises the all-women School of Arts & Sciences, and three schools which admit women and men: the School of New Resources (for adult learners), the School of Nursing and the Graduate School.  The main campus of the College is located in lower Westchester County, 16 miles north of New York City.  The College maintains six other campus locations in New York City. Visit the College’s website at www.cnr.edu

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