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Seton Hall Nursing: A Family Affair
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Schneider FamilyWhen Brian Schneider ’08, M.S.N. ’11, of Holmdel, New Jersey, decided to transfer into the College of Nursing, it was a decisive victory for him, his family and for the College. Initially a business student, Brian decided that nursing was his true calling. He enrolled in anatomy and physiology, where he met Jenna Sabatino-Schneider ’08, M.S.N. ’12, NP-C — who, coincidentally, also resided in Monmouth County. Their paths crossed one night while on a break, and they realized that they only lived five miles apart. As Jenna notes, “the rest is history.”

That “history” includes a romantic relationship and six members of the Schneider family enrolling in nine programs (so far) at the College of Nursing — an endorsement that speaks volumes about the educational quality offered at the College.

Jenna’s faith is what initially brought her to South Orange. “I knew that I wanted to continue my Catholic education at Seton Hall University. On top of that, I also recognized that Seton Hall has one of the most well respected nursing programs in the country,” says Jenna.

Brian’s mother Maureen Schneider, M.S.N., M.B.A., R.N., NEA-BC, CPHQ, FACHE, senior vice president of clinical program development and chief nursing officer at Somerset Medical Center, soon decided to return to school for a doctoral degree and chose the College of Nursing’s Ph.D. in Nursing Research program. “I was struck by the faculty’s commitment to students and the support system in place to help us achieve our goals,” notes Maureen.

When Maureen’s other two children, Steven and Kathryn, began to research their educational options, they both decided on nursing — and, like their mother and brother, they both chose Seton Hall. Steven Schneider ’12, R.N., now works at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Kathryn Schneider is a member of Seton Hall’s Class of 2015.

Not wanting to be outpaced, Jenna’s brother, Anthony Sabatino ’11, R.N., inspired by a desire to work in health care, enrolled in Seton Hall’s Accelerated Second Degree B.S.N. program at the College’s satellite campus in Lakewood, New Jersey. He currently works at Meridian Health’s Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Brian went on to continue his education and completed his M.S.N. in Health Systems Administration in 2011, while working at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Like mother, like son: Brian is now pursuing his Ph.D. in Nursing Research at Seton Hall, having begun the program in Fall 2012. Jenna became licensed as an advanced practice nurse, having earned her M.S.N. as an adult nurse practitioner in 2012.

Jenna and Brian were married in 2012, a relationship that resulted from their fortuitous choices back in 2003 and which is steeped in Catholic values and grounded by love and family. And of course, the College is waiting to hear when the next Schneider family reunion is scheduled so that the University can recruit more nurse leaders!

Notes Maureen, “My family is committed to Seton Hall, its values and its traditions of an excellent education. We are very proud to be a part of the tapestry of the College of Nursing.”


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Christine Aromando
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