Caldwell University nursing club president speaks to Japanese students at training conference

Caldwell University students attended the National Student Nurses’ Association Summer Leadership Conference at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Left to right: Students Hava Kraja, John McLaughlin, Michaela Oliveira, Ashley Carreiro and Nicole Grandeza.
Caldwell University students attended the National Student Nurses’ Association Summer Leadership Conference at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Left to right: Students Hava Kraja, John McLaughlin, Michaela Oliveira, Ashley Carreiro and Nicole Grandeza.

CALDWELL — Caldwell University nursing student Nicole Grandeza of Union, was selected to present to nursing students from Japan at the TOMADACHI Johnson & Johnson Disaster Nursing Training Program in August. Johnson & Johnson hosted the event at its worldwide headquarters in New Brunswick for undergraduate students from Miyagi University in Japan.

Grandeza, a senior and president of the Caldwell University Student Nurses’ Association, shared her experiences as a nursing student in the United States. “I’m privileged to pursue a profession that provides the opportunity to meet and care for many people of different cultural backgrounds,” said Grandeza.

The nursing training program aims to support capacity building of nurses in the Tohoku region of Japan by focusing on the field of Disaster Medicine and/or Nursing.

Earlier in the summer, Grandeza and nursing students Hava Kraja, John McLaughlin, Michaela Oliveira, and Ashley Carreiro attended the National Student Nurses’ Association Summer Leadership Conference at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

“The best part of the conference was seeing so many nursing students from around the country who want to be actively involved in our profession and to better themselves,” said Carreiro, a senior.

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