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Health Occupations Students to Pursue College Degrees
Friday, October 30, 2015
F. Donald Myers Education students enrolled in the Health Occupations program held a college fair with displays of all the colleges that the students plan on attending. Colleges represented included:
Miranda Koster from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School said she chose to go to Morrisville State College because of their state-of-the-art nursing program. Her goal is to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and get a job at Boston Children’s Hospital. She said she went into the nursing field because she likes helping people, especially children.
SUNY Adirondack was the college of choice for Casey Kuznia from Schuylerville high School. She said she didn’t want to travel to far and SUNY Adirondack is economical and a great school. She visited the program a few times and felt the structure was similar to the program at the Myers Center. She will begin with the two-year registered nurse program and then maybe transfer to another college afterward. She would like to help cancer patients. She said she grew up with her mom taking care of the elderly and has learned a lot from her. “When we go to clinicals, we meet the nicest people.”
Myers’ students in the Health Occupations program do their clinicals at Wesley Healthcare Center and Saratoga Center in Saratoga Springs.
Alexis Cozzolina from Schuylerville High School plans to become a psychiatrist. Her first stop will be at SUNY Adirondack and then transfer to the University of Tampa.
“My cousin is going there and I looked at it and the climate is what I wanted,” she explained. When asked what drew her to want to be a psychiatrist, she answered, “Every since I was young, people told me I was good at keeping secrets, that I’m easy to talk to and a good listener.”
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