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Ramapo Success Story

“When I decided to become a Nursing major, I knew that the journey would be a difficult one. However, with the tremendous support I’ve received from the exceptional professors, clinical instructors and fellow students, who have become lifelong friends, I can whole-heartedly say I feel not only prepared, but confident in my abilities to provide excellent patient-centered care. From learning the basics of head-to-toe assessment to participating in emergent situations in the lab, I have gained the necessary clinical judgment to critically think, plan and act. Admittedly, this program requires a great deal of time, energy and dedication. But through the detailed and thorough education provided by the Ramapo nursing program, I can truly say how proud I am to have decided to become a nurse.” – Christian Catiis ’17 plans on becoming a Nurse Practitioner with an emphasis on research, minority health issues and healthcare policy reform after graduation.

At Ramapo, Christian is extremely involved on campus as a Ramapo Admissions Student Ambassador, in Alpha Phi Omega (Previous New Interest Member Educator and Recruitment Chair), in the Filipino American Student Association (previous Cultural Chair), in the United Asian Association, in the Nursing Student Organization, a student trip leader for the Ghost Ranch Alternative Spring Break Trip in New Mexico (2016), and in the World Care Center Alternative Spring Break Trip in Staten Island (2014). Christian is a Dean’s Scholarship Recipient, was inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, and featured in Ramapo’s Trillium Magazine (2016). He also participated as a Workshop Facilitator for the East Coast Asian American Student Union Conference (2016), is a Contributing Filipino Diversity Writer for the Fil-Am and a Contributing Writer for the New Jersey Public Health Association.