ELIZABETH, NJ -  Bayonne's Luana Salgado Castro was among 74 graduates to receive their nursing diplomas at the Trinitas School of Nursing's 162nd Convocation Ceremony held recently at St. Michael’s Church in Cranford. 

Surrounded by family, friends, and staff 63 women and 11 men accepted their pins and became eligible to sit for the registered nurse licensing exam.  

“The Trinitas School of Nursing is so proud of the Class of May 2019,” said Rose Santee, Dean of the Trinitas School of Nursing, which is affiliated with Union County College, and also awards Associates in Science Degrees to the graduates. “Their determination and hard work has paid off. It’s exciting for the administration, faculty and staff members when our students graduate. We will miss them, but more, we are full of the satisfaction that we have guided yet another group of capable nurses who are now ready to move out of the classroom and join the nursing workforce.”

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The Senior Class Address was delivered by graduate nurse Bria Gail Walston-Lindsey from Vauxhall, and welcoming remarks were made by graduate nurse Stephanie J. Cobos-Proano from Elizabeth.

Trinitas School of Nursing, operated jointly by Trinitas Regional Medical Center and Union County College, currently holds full accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. The National League for Nursing has awarded the School of Nursing a third designation as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education status for the years 2015 - 2020 for Creating Environments that Enhance Student Learning and Professional Development. The School also holds a 20-year, 40-class national licensing examination (NCLEX) passage rate of 86.30% on first writing.

Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC), is a major center for comprehensive health services and a Catholic teaching medical center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. 

For more information on Trinitas Regional Medical Center, visit: www.TrinitasRMC.org [trinitasrmc.org] or call (908) 994-5138.  


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