Area nursing candidates take part in hospital fellowship

July 12, 2017 GMT

Marissa Malazzo, a student at Sacred Heart University and resident of Brewster,N.Y. and Brianna Kenkel, a nursing student at Fairfield University and a Glen Cove,N.Y. resident will take part in the eight week Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship at Stamford Hospitla.

Through the program, these nursing students will work under registered nurses in the in-patient and out-patient oncology settings at the hospital and the Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center.

The program, which is now in its fourth year, was created by Frederick C. Flynn in memory of his late wife Susan, who passed away from ovarian cancer from 2013, in recogntion of the quality nursing care she received during her illness. Students entering the senior year of a baccalaureate program are offered the opportunity to acquire relevant skills and knowledge in professional learning environment at recognized cancer centers. In 2014, Stamford Hospital was one of the first in the area to pilot the fellowship, which fosters career interests and provides expert training in compassionate care. To be eligible, candidates must have successfully completed their fall junior year semester of a BSN program, have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA and be in “good standing” at their school. The program runs through the first week of August.

For more information about the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship, supported by Stephen Corman, visit