WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Nearly 60 area students attended the ninth annual College and Career Day at White Plains Hospital on Saturday.
Students from White Plains High School, the Ursuline School, Archbishop Stepinac High School, Woodlands High School, Maria Regina High School and Montrose Academy attended the three hour long program, which provides guidance to those interested in pursuing a career in Nursing, particularly high school and college-aged students.
Attendees of the program included Michael Moore of Woodlands High School; Galdy-Roy Desroches, Michael Vaz and Darien Pierce of Archbishop Stepinac High School; Gabrielle Pinto of White Plains High School; Sheralyn Lopez of Maria Regina High School; Lisa Cappiello of Montfort Academy; Nicole O’Leary, Jillian Rivera, Tara Battersby and Carissa Confeiteiro of The Ursuline School.
Attendees had the opportunity to meet admissions counselors from various local nursing schools, learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and hear first-hand from nursing students and nurses who are passionate about what they do.
The college and career day is coordinated through the Richard P. Biondi Nurse Apprentice Program at the hospital, which works on the local level to address the nationwide nursing shortage, and includes apprenticeships, scholarships and career exploration services.