Katherine Vergara-Cajiao ‘10

Small class sizes, one-on-one relationships, strong faculty, and a liberal arts education are what first attracted Katherine Vergara-Cajiao ’10 to Hartwick’s Nursing program.

“It was very important for me to learn from nurses who are still practicing and have had rich experiences in the nursing field,” she said. “I believe that a liberal arts education will enrich my future career in the nursing field. This education has prepared me with a wide array of information, from language to culture, all of which are important aspects of becoming a well-prepared bachelor’s degree nurse.”

Hartwick’s extensive research materials, ample opportunities to work with faculty and staff on fascinating projects, small class sizes, and one-on-one education experiences, Vergara-Cajiao says, are what make the College unique among liberal arts schools. The Nursing program also offers hands-on experiences for first-year students and offers a program specifically designed for students to gain hands-on field experience. Outside of the classroom, Vargara-Cajiao is co-president of the Hartwick College Association of Student Nurses and traveled to Jamaica with her class during January term.

“The cultural experience and newfound friendships made during that trip have made it one of my favorite Hartwick memories,” she says.

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