WHAT'S HAPPENING

  • All About Ovarian Cancer: What Nurses Need To Know

    On Tuesday, Dec. 11, Southern Westchester BOCES Practical Nursing Program will host a presentation by Yorktown-based Support Connection, "All About Ovarian Cancer: What Nurses Need to Know."

    Students currently enrolled in the program will hear directly from a survivor, who will share her powerful personal story, including how her cancer was found and successfully treated and critical information such as symptoms to look for and questions to ask patients,.

    Ovarian cancer is often called “the disease that whispers.” The symptoms are subtle and hard to recognize, and there is no routine screening test.  If ovarian cancer is found and treated before the cancer has spread outside the ovary, the 5-year survival rate is about 90%. However, only 20% of all ovarian cancers are found at this early stage.

    Nurses and other medical professionals who interact closely with patients and listen for symptoms can be the key to early detection and survival.

    Support Connection is a not-for-profit organization that provides free support services to women and families dealing with breast and ovarian cancer. Learn more at www.supportconnection.org.

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  • Maria Bradley joins SWBOCES as Practical Nursing Program coordinator

    Veteran nurse and nursing administrator brings three decades' experience to leadership role with SWBOCES' flagship nursing program.

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  • Graduates at county jail told 'these lives matter'

    Read about nine young men and women enrolled in SWBOCES programs who received high school equivalency diplomas in a recognition ceremony at the Westchester County jail Wednesday. 

     

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  • SWBOCES lauds 60 new nurses lauded at graduation

    In a moving ceremony at Manhattanville College June 22, 60 nursing students graduated from the SWBOCES Practical Nursing program.

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  • New citizens among 2018 Adult Learning Center grads

    Adult Learning Center students celebrated their achievements June 19 at the 2018 End-of-Year Recognition at Manhattanville College's  O'Byrne Chapel.

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  • Employers, workers turn out at annual healthcare job fair

    Upwards of 100 job-seekers, many of them BOCES healthcare students, met with employers at the 2018 Healthcare Job & Transition Fair at our Harrison training center May 30. 

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  • SWBOCES Nursing students help in outreach at college conference

    The SWBOCES Practical Nursing Program was represented at the Southern Westchester College Conference in White Plains last month, and two of our students helped support this important outreach.

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  • Adult learners express gratitude for program's support

    Adult education students expressed gratitude to state Sen. Terrence Murphy for funding in support of workforce preparation programs that will help them along on meaningful and rewarding career paths.

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  • Teacher Rosario Morales remembered, honored

    Rosario Morales taught for SWBOCES for 25 years until her death earlier this year. Supervisor Maria Guerrero nominated her for an Outstanding Teacher awards that was bestowed at a ceremony in Albany May 1. Read Ms. Guerrero's nomination here

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  • Mother of 2 thanks SWBOCES for helping her set example for kids

    Lisa Wilson-Patrick, a 40-year-old mother of two, is thankful to SWBOCES for allowing her to set a positive example for her children, ages 6 and 15.

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