Deborah McCallion

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Deborah McCallion

05/26/2020 | AuthorNCC 

I am an adjunct Nursing professor at and alumna of Nassau Community College. In addition, I'm a Clinical Nurse Manager at a State Veterans Home, managing two units that are designated COVID19 units. Some of my responsibilities include promoting and restoring patients' health; enforcing adherence to CMS and DOH regulations; maintaining the nursing staff by recruiting, selecting, and orienting; and providing support for patients' families and loved ones.

Although the COVID19 pandemic is by far the greatest challenge of my 31-year nursing career, I have never been prouder to be a nurse. I received my Nursing degree from NCC in 1989. The College gave me the highest quality education and career preparation for such a time as this.

Nassau Community College provided me with a fundamental understanding of the field of nursing, including real-life experience and the standards of nursing practice. Some of my favorite memories include all of my clinical rotations, being a part of the Nursing Club, and the friendships I made that have lasted a lifetime.

I am forever grateful for the tremendous start to my nursing education at Nassau Community College. It is a pleasure to give back to the profession of nursing by now educating future nurses at the College.


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