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Liliana Oscanoa

Liliana Oscanoa

Education is an ongoing process for Liliana Oscanoa of Paterson. Already a registered nurse, she is seeking her Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) through a partnership her employer, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson, N.J., has with College of Saint Elizabeth. Both organizations are sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth.

“To me, CSE appeared to be a school from which I would be able to gain the most knowledge for achieving my BSN while enjoying a challenging experience,” said Oscanoa. She heard good things about the College, both from a friend who attended CSE out of high school, and a co-worker who was enrolled in the RN-BSN classes. Oscanoa attended BSN classes one night a week, taking all but one class on the main campus in Morristown. She is on track to graduate in fall 2013.

Oscanoa’s road to CSE began at Passaic Community College where she earned the credentials to become a registered nurse in 2010. Now, after nearing completion of her BSN, she is thinking about continuing her education.

“I’m already looking into a master’s degree,” she said. “I eventually want to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing with an educational track… But, I will also continue bedside nursing and possibly obtain a certification as an Oncology Certified Nurse.” That will boost her credentials for day to day care of cancer patients – a field she is comfortable with.

Whatever path she chooses, her ultimate goal is clear: “In the future I would like to teach in the area of nursing.”

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