Congrats, grads! school of nursing Commencement 2019

This May, we celebrate University of Rochester School of Nursing degree candidates:

Accelerated Program for Non-Nurses

Marydelle Socrates Abia | Anne Marie Armstrong | Katelyn Battaglia | Dana Marie Belles | Nicholas Bojanowski | Keri Bresnahan | Cynthia Marie Buscemi | Cory Chan | Hung Ngoc Dang | Andrea Paige Didas | ReNika A. Dixon | Kevin Dooley | Celia Rose Freida | Sterling Ryan Garza | Meredith Leigh Gaylor | Ashton E. Geisendorff | Brooke R. Gisel | Lauren A. Gotsch | Christopher D. Guy | Stephanie Marie Hayes | Lilian Beila Hoffman | Ifeanyin Esther Iwunor | Bryar Patrick Kader | Alexandria Sheree Kelley | Andrea J. Kennell | Brett Michael Kinsman | Kristine Konyk | Natanya Chaya Kronish | Karishma Shambhu Lakhlani | Catherine Laudani | Mark James Liebel | Courtney Lussier | Kristin Rachel Lybarger | Hillary Leigh Martin | Michael Vincent Massina | Michaela June McDaniel | Sage C. Mingrino | Ashley Nicole Montemale | Giavanna Choppa O’Neil | Corey James Parker | Kelly Ann Peer | Anastasia Perez | Emily Ann Petruszak | Andrew W. Piazza | Kayleigh Rose Piccarreto | Paula Prusakowski | Margot Elizabeth Ranieri | Megan Marie Reynolds | Eric P. Riccio | Susana Rubio-Vinas | Komal Shaheen | Carly Sheehan | Joelle Holli Stack | Sarah Katherine Stanton | Samantha J. Steinert | Charles Brian Sullivan | Carolyn Brooks Trapp | Timothy Tu | Marissa Carly Vincenzi | Skyler Wheaton | Kiersten J. Williams

"My clinical instructors empowered me to advocate for my patients and made me feel like my voice counted, even as a student."

— Celia Freida, 2019 graduate, Accelerated Bachelor's Program for Non-Nurses

RN to BS Program

Michael P. Butler | MacDonald Dailey | Caitlin Patricia Gruschow | Ethan Joseph Harding | Melissa C. Julian-Vullo | Jane Kenney | Sophia Maria Kretschmann | Sarah N. Laudico | Jeremy James Lesniak | Jennifer Levy | Kelly R. Loos | Sharon McCalla-Smith | Lisa A. McFadden | Donald Joseph Menges | Sarah A. Miller | Amanda Milligan | Michelle Catherine Oliver | Carol Ann Paddock | Jordan E. Palma | Sandra Mary Potoczny | Lara Victoria Walker | David Burton Waples | Kathleen Whelan Ward

"I am better prepared to take challenges head on and not only advocate for my patients individually at the bedside, but as a whole in an ever changing health care system."

Michelle Oliver, RN, 2019 graduate of the RN to BS program

Nurse Practitioner Programs

Fedkencia Anis | Shannska N. Atis | Amy Lynn Bridge | Elizabeth A. Caton-Burm | Heather Lacey Collins | Arieal Elizabeth Cook | Patricia Ann Cook | Amanda Ann Devine | Madeleine J. DiEgidio | Sarah Christine Dunstan | Sarah E. Eichelberger | Katelyn C. Ford | Mia Elizabeth Gesel | John Paul Gomez | Igor V. Gorchakov | Maria Susan Hudson | Paige Hildegard Idziur | Amanda Agnes Irvine | Bethany Lynn Jovkovski | Andrea M. Juhasz | Caitlyn DeCicco Koenig | Julie Anna Loce | Keighley Grace Loveland | Amy Leigh Luce | Megan Michelle Maurer | Jacqueline Michalko | Gregory C. Miller | Darcie Morgan | Elizabeth Mary Morgan | Caitlin Elise Mucenski | Emily S. Nalbone | Tanya Napora | Tracy Lynne Natale | Henry Robert Newcomb | Amber Lynn Noragong | Kelly E. Orman | Christine Ann Parnell | Hannah E. Pascucci | Jamie Alexander Pica | Jillian Elizabeth Poepsel | Melanie K. Roberts | Ashley Nicole Santillo | Tracey A. Strand | Alexa Anne Weeks | Nicholas John Wodo | Michael Alexander Yassick

"One of the best parts of being at the SON was the professors and students I met. I know I will have friends and colleagues well beyond graduation day!"

— Michael Alexander Yassick, RN, NP, 2019 Graduate of the Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program

Health Care Organization Management & Leadership Program

Cara E. Coccia | Laura Inclema | Janet Sue LaBarge | Hannah M. Livingston | Nancy Marou | Lisa Pilato | Roman Sushchik

"I chose this program to take my knowledge of leadership, management, and health care systems to the next level."

Laura Inclema, MS, RN-BC, 2019 graduate of the Health Care Management program

Clinical Nurse Leader program

Sheniece Latoya Griffin | Alison Jane Helzer | Susan T. Murray | Katharine Elisabeth Schwartz | Cherri Lynn Witscheber

Nursing Education Program

Kaitlyn A. Burke | Jennifer M. Fernaays | Jennifer Ann Hoffman | James Michael Klezmer | Beth H. Lander | Jessica Marie Lapinski | Lauren Lee | Holly Moynihan | Breana Robbins Noble | Shannon Elizabeth O’Leary | Kirsten Marie Tiarks | Michele Cornelia Tyre

“My professors had a great impact on me - not only because they were experts in their clinical areas, but because they taught with passion and genuinely cared about us as students."

- Lauren Lee, BS, RN, 2019 graduate of the Master's in Nursing Education program

Post-Master's Certificate Programs

Laurie K. Athans | Lisa Michelle Bonnlander | Danielle Carol Calder | Peter Angelo Coggiola | Rebecca Ann Golding | Rita Racquel Huerta | Joy K. Lent | Kristina Renee Lobello | Linda Kovac-Tantalo | Charlene S. Mathes | Cassandra Prong | Kelly L. Scott | Andrew Wolf

DNP Program

Michael L. Brennan: Cardiovascular Health among the Uninsured: Primary Prevention with Statin Therapy

Lindsay E. Campbell: Promoting OpenNotes in an Ambulatory Care Setting: A Staff-led Approach

PhD in Nursing & Health Science program

Alison H. Simpson: Physical Activity During Pregnancy: An Examination of Women’s Beliefs, Self-Efficacy, and Intention

"This experience was more difficult than I thought it was going to be but was also more rewarding than I imagined."

- Alison Simpson, PhD, WHNP-BC, RN, 2019 graduate of the PhD program

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