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Nursing Graduate Testimonials

Photo of Patricia A. Roach, MS, RN, OCN"Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) has been instrumental in educating nurses in our community for decades. They offer "state-of-the-art" learning methods in the lab and a wealth of clinical sites where you can get "hands-on" experience. The nursing program prepares you with the skills it takes to be a caring nurse in today's healthcare field.  MVCC provided an excellent foundation for building my career as a Registered Professional Nurse."

Patricia A. Roach, MS, RN, OCN
MVCC Class of 1988


Photo of Connie A. Jastremski, RN, MS, MBA

"The students from MVCC come with an enthusiasm for nursing and an eagerness to learn.  The partnership with MVCC and Bassett Medical Center allows students to come to a magnet hospital for their clinical rotations.  The students are part of our Academic Medical Center Team when they are here working, learning side by side with our medical students, interns, and residents.  We love having MVCC nursing students here and are fortunate to have many of them return as graduate nurses."

Connie A. Jastremski, RN, MS, MBA
Network CNO, Bassett Healthcare Network


Photo of  Durinda K. Durr, RN, MS"MVCC's nursing students and faculty are a very important part of who we are and the direction we are going in as a hospital and health care provider in our community.  Many of the quality nurses who choose to practice at Rome Memorial Hospital are graduates of MVCC, and we are very proud to count them among our colleagues.  We are fortunate to have such a valuable partnership."

Durinda K. Durr, RN, MS
Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer
Rome Memorial Hospital



Photo of Jim Baker, RN, CCRN“As a graduate of the MVCC nursing program, I feel I received a great education that prepared me for my nursing career.  MVCC has a strong curriculum with instructors who have years of experience as registered nurses.  As an adult learner with a family and a full-time job, I appreciated the versatility of the program.  I strongly believe that the education I received at MVCC has allowed to me to attain my goals in nursing.”

Jim Baker, RN, CCRN
Clinical Educator
Bassett Medical Center     



Photo of Colette Wilk, MSN, RN"MVCC is instrumental in providing skilled, competent, and caring nurses for our community.  The program offers students the foundation on which to build their professional practice through dedicated instructors, lab, and clinical experiences.  I am proud that the relationship between Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare and MVCC allows both organizations to work and grow together for the benefit of our patients."

Colette Wilk, MSN, RN
Director of Clinical Education
Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare



Photo of Jennifer Klimek-Yingling, MS, ARNP

"Whenever I look back on choices I've made for my future, one of my most positive choices was to attend the nursing program at Mohawk Valley Community College.  The nurse leaders at MVCC laid a solid foundation with "state-of-the-art" nursing skills, scientific knowledge, and an emphasis on integrity and compassion.  These core competencies have been applied to every aspect of my nursing practice, and have served me well from staff registered nurse to advanced practice nurse."

Jennifer Klimek-Yingling, MS, ARNP
Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare

Nurse Educator, SUNYIT