Where Are They Now: Andrea Esposito '16

May 26 2017
Category: Alumni

It has been nearly one year since the Legendary Class of 2016 walked across the Commencement stage. Today, we are catching up with these young alumni to see how they are doing and share their advice for the Class of 2017. 

This week’s “Where Are They Now,” story spotlights Andrea Esposito '16, a nurse at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York.

Let’s learn more from Andrea…

Andrea Esposito, alumni featured for the Where Are They Now series

It is hard to believe that just a year ago I was preparing to graduate and leave Elmira College after four legendary years. Elmira gave me endless opportunities to thrive and prepare for my career in nursing. From my intensive clinical experiences, to club involvement, and personal relationships with professors and administrators, EC definitely sets up its students for success.

While preparing for graduation it was my advisor and nursing professors that pushed me to take a chance and move to Rochester in order to pursue some of the best job opportunities within the field of critical care nursing. While I was certainly hesitant to move four hours away from home, I am so grateful for those who encouraged me to take a chance and pursue the best job opportunities available to me.

One year following graduation, I am working in the NeuroMedicine Intensive Care Unit at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial Hospital. Strong Memorial Hospital is ranked within the “100 Great Hospitals in America” by the Becker’s Hospital Review, and is additionally nationally ranked for its neurosurgery and neurology services.

My unit is state of the art, which allows our team to be able to care for patients with a wide variety of medical and neurological conditions. We also have access to some of the newest and most advanced technologies available in neurologic medicine. I am able to work very closely with resident and attending physicians in creating individualized plans of care for each of my patient’s during our unit’s nurse-led rounding program.

My unit focuses on a strong interdisciplinary approach for patient care, which allows me to interact with a wide variety of specialties within the health care system, including physical therapists, social workers, and physician’s assistants, just to name a few. Not many people can say they were hired for their dream job right out of college, but I am so thankful I am.

As the Class of 2017 prepares to graduate, I urge you all to take chances and pursue the most challenging opportunities in front of you. If I had not taken a risk I would not be working at such an incredible facility just one year following my graduation from Elmira College.

Also, take advantage of the incredible resources that EC possesses; the Office of Career Services, professors, and administrators all have a wealth of knowledge that can help to prepare you for both graduate school and the workforce.

If you have any questions for me regarding my experiences following graduation and working in the nursing profession, feel free to contact me at aesposito16@elmira.edu.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your time at Elmira College!