Mary Ann Snow


Mary Ann Snow

11/06/2020 | AuthorNCC 

I'm an Associate Professor in the Nursing Department. I have taught at Nassau Community College for 13 years. However, I have been a member of the NCC community since 1975. I moved from Chicago to Long Island in 1973 and applied to the NCC Nursing Program in 1974. To my surprise, I was accepted for the Fall 1975 class. Like our nursing students today, I was married with a two-year-old child and wondered, “How could I possibly manage this?” With the support of my family and the NCC faculty, I graduated in 1977. I started working as a RN at a local hospital in the Intensive Care Unit. I went back to school after having two more children, earned a bachelor’s degree in 1994, a master’s degree in Science in 1999 and became an Adult Nurse Practitioner. 
My fondest memory at NCC was working with our Chair Dr. Joan Buckley. We taught together for several years and she involved me in the first Nursing COIL project Fall 2015. This collaboration was with the nursing school of Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. So, in January 2016, eight GCU nursing students came to NY to visit NCC during the winter intercession. We borrowed one of the NCC physical education vans to drive the students to the different events. Imagine two nursing professors driving this van! Thanks to everyone in the NCC community, NCC Nursing was able to make sure that these wonderful students had a visit to remember. 
I have so much gratitude for the education I received at NCC and the opportunity to share what I have learned over the years with my students. I started my nursing journey at NCC in 1975 and I am still here. I have never regretted my choice of profession or the school where it began.


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