SUNY Westchester Community College Celebrates Nurse Pinning Ceremony

SUNY Westchester Community College recently celebrated its Nurse Pinning Ceremony in which 19 students completed their nursing studies and received their SUNY WCC nursing pins. 

May was designated National Nurses Month, and May 8 is National Student Nurse Day. This year’s nursing students completed the two-year Nursing A.A.S. Program, which is designed to prepare students for careers as Registered Nurses. Graduates of the program can transfer almost anywhere, in-state or out-of-state. New York State residents are also guaranteed admission to a SUNY four-year campus. 

“We are proud to see our nursing students reach this day as they embark on a new chapter,” said George Contreras, Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Wellness. 

“Our nursing graduates will soon be serving our community in this noble profession. As was evident during the recent pandemic, the U.S. has a critical shortage of registered nurses, a shortage that might top 1 million by the end of this decade. In response to this shortage, SUNY WCC expanded its nursing program in January 2024 to provide more students with the training and education they need to help fill this need while providing. for their families.”

SUNY Westchester Community College provides over 20,000 full-time and part-time students with an education taught by award-winning faculty at one of the lowest tuition rates in New York State. The college offers over 65 degree and certificate programs, including innovative programs in such high-demand fields as Cybersecurity, Health Information Technology, Respiratory Therapy, and Digital Filmmaking. The College reflects the rich diversity of its region and was the first SUNY campus to be designated a Hispanic Serving Institution.