Other Important Information

Students are expected to utilize their CCC e-mail. Faculty will communicate with students only through the Clinton Community College e-mail and student portal for dissemination of routine and urgent or emergency information. Students are expected to check the portal and e-mail daily and should have daily internet access available.

Current laws generally permit a state licensing board or agency to deny a license to practice nursing if the applicant has been convicted of a felony or other specified crime. Like many state licensing boards, the Office of the Professions of the New York State Education Department requires that a criminal background check be conducted prior to granting a license to practice nursing.

Clinton Community College does not require a criminal background check for admittance, but the College's educational requirements include placement at one or more hospitals or other off-campus clinical training sites. These sites frequently require a student to pass a criminal background check before the student can be placed for clinical training. If, based upon the results of a criminal background check, the site determines that a student's participation in its clinical training program would not be in the best interest of the site, the site may deny that student admission to the training program. Even if the student has already begun the placement when the results are received, the site may elect to dismiss the student, regardless of the student's performance while in the training program.

Each clinical training site that requires a criminal background check sets its own standards and procedures, and you may be asked by the site to pay the cost of the background check. You may also have to complete more than one criminal background check during the course of the Nursing program at Clinton Community College, depending on the number of sites where you are placed and the requirements of each site.

Please note that if a clinical training site determines that you may not take part in its clinical program based on the results of a criminal background check, you may be unable to complete your course requirements. It is important for you to consider this before you enroll in the Nursing program. Clinton Community College has no obligation to refund your tuition or fees or to otherwise accommodate you in the event you are ineligible to complete your course requirements based on the results of a criminal background check, or if you are denied a license to practice nursing.

Please be aware that the University of Vermont Health Network/CVPH is currently our only clinical training site.

All first and second year nursing students must have a current CPR certification prior to entering any clinical portion of a nursing course. Failure to maintain current certification may result in loss of scheduled clinical experience and in dismissal from the program.

The only accepted courses are:

     American Heart Association: BLS for the Healthcare Provider
     Red Cross: BLS for the Healthcare Provider

Our Center for Community and Workforce Development occasionally offers a CPR course on campus. Please check with them at (518) 562-4139. 

Please note: Your CPR card must be issued by The American Heart Association or the American Red Cross . Cards from other agencies will not be accepted. Online only courses will not be accepted. Your course must contain a hands-on skills portion.

Katrina Evens, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing and Allied Health

Room 504M
(518) 562-4162

Jill Szalkowski, Typist
Room 507M
(518) 562-4176

Dawn Maille, MSN, CNSRN, PCCN
Associate Professor of Nursing
NUR201, NUR202, NUR203
Room 503M
(518) 562-4263

Cathy Mitchell, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Associate Professor of Nursing
NUR201, NUR203, NUR204
Room 503M
(518) 562-4164

Lori A. Robinson, MSN, RN, FNP-C
Professor of Nursing
NUR103, NUR104
Room 508M
(518) 562-4383

Gina Brandolino, MSN, RN, PNP
Assistant Professor of Nursing
NUR103, NUR105
Room 509M
(518) 652-4163

Margaret Bolster, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing 
Room 509M

Each spring students celebrate a tradition of Capping and Pinning:

Capping symbolizes the successful completion of the 1st year of nursing school. During this traditional ceremony, the 1st year female students are presented the school nursing cap and male students the chevron.

Pinning symbolizes the successful completion of the entire nursing program. At this ceremony the 2nd year students receive the school nursing pin.

These student-organized ceremonies are co-celebrated at the end of each spring semester.