Meet a Nursing Student

susan barone

Susan Barone

Class of '13

Business Department
Masters in Business Administration

A member of the first group of students to graduate with a master’s of business administration (M.B.A.) from Elms College, Susan Barone, R.N., has been a nurse since 1993. Originally a community college educated medical assistant, she graduated from the Baystate School of Nursing and worked in pediatrics, labor and delivery, outpatient pediatrics, and telenursing before eventually doing more on the business side of healthcare. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Bay Path College.

Susan officially enrolled in the program in September 2011 with a concentration in healthcare leadership. Throughout her time at Elms, her confidence has grown and she has taken on new roles and responsibilities. In October 2012, Susan accepted a new position as an ambulatory nurse manager at Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer.

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David Paier

Salvatore Dimino

Class of '13

School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

When nursing student Salvatore Dimino ’13 was enrolled in NUR 221 Fundamentals of Nursing as sophomores, his instructor–Associate Professor Janet Moore, Ph.D., R.N., G.C.N.S.–recognized opportunities for improving the way patients’ medications were handled at one of the clinical sites. Working closely with Dr. Moore, Sal and fellow student David Paier ’13 began developing a quality improvement project for the site during the spring 2011 semester. 

While the project was of great use to the site, it was an even better experience for Sal and David. They were chosen to present the project at the Scholarship Day conference for Beta Zeta chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. More than 175 nurses, faculty, and students from Elms College, University of Massachusetts, and American International College were in attendance.

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