Nursing & Allied Health Department

Overview

Welcome to the Nursing and Allied Health Department!

Are you passionate about helping people and communities achieve their highest possible level of health and wellness in a variety of settings? If so, then you’re an ideal candidate for an education and career in nursing and allied health. We’d like to talk to you.

We offer degree programs in Nursing and the related area of Allied Health which includes Exercise Science, Sports and Leisure Management, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, and a seamless transfer to University of New Haven’s B.S. Dental Hygiene program if graduating with a General Studies A.S.

Nursing, A.S.

Our Nursing program is highly competitive, and its outstanding results are credited to the great relationships developed between students and faculty. Graduates’ scores on the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) are consistently above the national average and our graduates report a 100% job placement on the last three graduate surveys.

The nursing program at Three Rivers is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. and state approved through the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing with the consent of the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, A.S.

Certified Clinical Medical Assistants will play a vital role in today’s healthcare field. Graduates of our associate degree program will be knowledgeable in both the business and clinical skills necessary in a healthcare provider office and are eligible to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Exam (CCMA). They can get started in a new career immediately or can choose to continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in health information technology.

Exercise Science, A.S.

This program provides students with a strong basic foundation in exercise science as well as a broad background in general education. The Exercise Science graduates can obtain an entry level position in health and fitness and will be prepared for necessary industry certifications. Graduates will also be prepared to transfer to an exercise science or other health related program at a 4-year institution. e wellness and good nutrition.

Exercise Science Studies, A.A. – CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree

Upon completion of this transfer Exercise Studies degree program, graduates will have a comprehensive knowledge of Exercise Studies and can transfer seamlessly to colleges within the Connecticut College State University system. They are guaranteed full junior status in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in the same discipline and will not lose any credits or need to take extra credits upon transfer.

Sports and Leisure Management, A.S.

This program provides graduates with knowledge of recreational management, fitness and training, nutrition, facility design and management, marketing, business law, accounting and risk management. Graduates will be prepared to work as an athletic director, facilities manager, in professional sports management, and travel/leisure.

Dental Hygiene Transfer Compact

Three Rivers graduates who complete a General Studies, A.S. can transfer directly into University of New Haven’s Dental Hygiene Program. Dental hygienists provide preventative oral care and teach patients how to maintain good oral health, all under a dentist’s supervision. For more information on the degree and the transfer compact, contact Director of Nursing and Allied Health Edith Ouellet at eouellet@trcc.commnet.edu.

Programs

Faculty

Karen Amor

A.D.N., Three Rivers Community College; B.S., University of Guelph; M.S.N, Sacred Heart University; RNNursing and Allied Health Department Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office: C266
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9403
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Cynthia L Arpin

A.D.N., Three Rivers Community College; B.S., M.S.N., University of Hartford; RNNursing and Allied Health Department Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office: C220
Faculty Office Hours by appointment. Please contact faculty member.
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9465
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Teri L Ashton

B.S.N., Central Connecticut State University; M.S.N., University of Hartford, CNENursing and Allied Health Department Professor of Nursing
Office: C228
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9405
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Ronda Charette

Academic Division Academic Division Secretary
Office: C245
(860) 215-9301

Denise Cortegiano

B.S., St. John’s University; B.S.N., Wagner College; M.S.N., University of Hartford; RNNursing and Allied Health Department Nursing Laboratory Coordinator
Office: A210
(860) 215-9231

Carol Emmerthal

B.S.N., University of Connecticut; M.S.N, University of PhoenixNursing and Allied Health Department Assistant Professor of Nursing
C242
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9510

Cheryl Gilot

B.S.N., Southern Connecticut State University; M.S.N., University of HartfordNursing and Allied Health Department Associate Professor of Nursing
Office: C-146
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9445

Joan K Graham, D.N.P.

B.S.N., Holy Family University; M.S.N, Drexel University; D.N.P., American Sentinel University; CNENursing and Allied Health Department Professor of Nursing
Office: C222
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9431

Kimberly Kobelski

B.S.N., Southern Connecticut State University; M.S.N., University of Hartford; RNNursing and Allied Health Department Nursing Educational Assistant
Academic
(860) 215-9494

Anne M Lamondy

B.S.N., St. Joseph College; M.S.N., Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University; APRNNursing and Allied Health Department Professor of Nursing
Office: C212
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9447
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Leanne LaRose

B.S.N., University of Connecticut; M.S.N., University of Hartford; RNNursing and Allied Health Department Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office: C132
Faculty Office Hours 860-215-9440

Ann L McNamara

B.S., M.S., University of Connecticut; Registered DieticianNursing and Allied Health Department Professor of Science
Office: C166
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9454
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Melissa Neill

A.A.S., Genesee Community College; B.S.N., University of Hartford; M.S.N., University of Hartford; RN Associate Professor of Nursing
C246
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9477
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Edith Ouellet, Ed.D.

R.N., Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing; B.S.N., Central Connecticut State University; M.S.N., University of Hartford; Ed.D., Southern Connecticut State UniversityNursing and Allied Health Department Director of Nursing and Allied Health
Office: C245
(860) 215-9460
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Lillian Rafeldt

B.S.N., State University of New York; M.A. New York University; RN; CNENursing and Allied Health Department Professor of Nursing
Office: C230
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9463
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Rachael Smith

B.S., Widner University; M.S.N., Sacred Heart University; RNNursing and Allied Health Department Associate Professor of Nursing
Office C232
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9506

Sara Sonstroem

B.A., University of Connecticut; B.S.N. ,University of Connecticut; M.S.N., University of Hartford; RN, EMT-PNursing and Allied Health Department Assistant Professor of Nursing
C226
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9438
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Suzanne E Turner

B.S.N., University of Rhode Island; M.S.N., St. Joseph’s College, MaineNursing and Allied Health Department Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office: C240
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9482
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LuAnn Wolff

RN, BSN St Anselm College; MBA Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteNursing and Allied Health Interim CCMA Program Coordinator
Office: C245
(860) 215-9245
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Heidi Zenie

A.S., Mitchell College; B.S., Northeastern University; M.S., West Virginia UniversityNursing and Allied Health Department Professor of Exercise Science and Sports and Leisure Management
Office: C102
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9485
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Director of Nursing and Allied Health

Edith Ouellet
(860) 215-9460
Room C245