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Sara Koumou

04/30/2020 | AuthorNCC 

I am truly thankful for the NCC Nursing Program. As a New Grad they told us the first year of nursing would be hard, but nursing in a pandemic is something else. Working in an acute care setting and having an abbreviated orientation to my hospital, unit, and operating system has truly been a completely stressful and difficult situation. During my clinical we used the SUNRISE system which I have become proficient with however, I am finding out that most other hospitals are using EPIC system. The one saving grace I had, is EPIC had a similar interface to the newly mandated "post clinical’ program we were using (so even though I hated doing it), I will personally say that has helped me become familiar with the system and more proficient during these stressful and crazy times.

I am truly grateful and proud to be a graduate of the NCC Nursing program. I have heard on numerous occasions that hospitals love Nassau Students, but never believed it. Well, I can say now I understand. I truly feel that I am able to provide quality care, and perform at a professional level due to my extensive and comprehensive instruction provided by Nassau. If it was not for the program and its intensity, stress, and hands on experience I really do not think I would be ready and “feel” ready to perform right now during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you NCC for not only the opportunity to be a graduate of the program, but for preparing me for the nursing profession (and nursing in a pandemic).

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