Peter Magri is a student in our new online Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing program. He explains why he enrolled here at CUNY SPS and what he expects to gain from his degree.
1. Why did you choose to continue your education at CUNY SPS?
CUNY SPS offered the sense of continuity for me within the CUNY system since I had recently graduated from the Nursing Program at Queensborough Community College. I had come to trust the faculty at QCC and thought that it would be a good fit. I also was happy to hear that SPS used BlackBoard, which was also used at QCC, so the online demographic would be easy to fit into.
2. What is the single most important professional or personal goal that you would like to achieve during your studies at CUNY SPS or after graduation?
I would really like to land a job as a nurse. I have been on so many interviews and have applied to countless jobs and have yet to be hired in a hospital. I would like to get into critical care or the fast pace of a busy ER to really prove my skill sets to myself and those from nursing school.
3. How have you grown intellectually as a result of your studies at CUNY SPS?
I have definitely broadened my assessment techniques and understand the body and how it works because of the Pathophysiology class I took. I also have learned so much about culture and teaching and how important it is to incorporate a patient’s culture in the plan of care.
4. What advice would you offer to someone considering applying for admission to the program?
APPLY! I am so glad I did. The faculty are warm and are always there to assist you through anything that may concern you. You may feel that since it is an online program that you would get lost in the shuffle, but there is nothing further from the truth. They’re there with you every step of the way.
We also asked Peter a few fun questions about his life and his studies.
1. Place of residence: Franklin Square, New York.
2. Favorite CUNY SPS course: NURS301-Assessment.
3. Weirdest place you have studied: Oh God…really??? OK—the toilet.
4. Your favorite music to play while studying: I actually don’t like to listen to music while I study; I like to have CNN on in the background.
5. Best thing about your community or NYC: It’s close to Manhattan and my parents live just down the block from me! Always get great home-cooked meals!
Thank you, Peter, for bringing such a positive attitude about online learning and a passion for the field of nursing to your work here at CUNY SPS!