Buccino Leadership Institute

Isabella Valentino

Nursing major

Stony Point, New York

"The Leadership program will help me push my limits. I am determined to become the best version of myself so that I am prepared to take on the world."

Photo of Isabella ValentinoIsabella Valentino is a driven student who chose Seton Hall because it would allow her to follow all her passions. Isabella is a freshman nursing student from Stony Point, New York. She has been a caring, healthcare minded student for many years. She believed that Seton Hall's nursing program would be able to give her everything she needed to succeed in the world of healthcare. Isabella chose Seton Hall because of the wide variety of opportunities. "I love the spirit Seton Hall has and I felt like family the second I stepped on campus." She felt that Seton Hall was home and loved the energy on campus. 

For many years, Isabella has shown her dedication to healthcare and her commitment to being the best that she can be. She was a founding member of the Future Healthcare Workers of America club at her high school. She finished high school serving as the Vice President of the club. Back home, Isabella was dedicated to her community and worked to better her school and town. She was very involved and strived to make it the best she could. 

Isabella chose to be a part of the nursing program because she believes it will force her out of her comfort zone and equip her for life after college. "The Leadership Program will help me push my limits and I am determined to become the best version of myself so that I am prepared to take on the world." She is excited to be a part of something bigger than herself. Isabella also loved how the program was one-of-a-kind and wasn't found anywhere else. 

Since her time began at Seton Hall, Isabella has become more involved on campus. She joined the Student Nurses Association as well as Alpha Omicron Pi fraternity, where she serves as the Panhellenic Delegate. She was also chosen to sit on the student council, representing the nursing cohort for the Leadership Institute as well. Isabella is on track to finishing her minor in Spanish next semester with aspirations of becoming bilingual.

After college, Isabella plans to become a nurse practitioner. She is open to working in all aspects of healthcare and hopes that her clinical rotations will shine a light on her true passions. She also has considered going into the administrative side of nursing.

Seton Hall Career Highlights:

  • Competitively selected to be in the first Buccino Leadership Cohort
  • Panhellenic Delegate for Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity
  • Student Council for The Gerald P. Buccino '63 Center for Leadership Development
  • Member of the Student Nurses Association