Alumni Spotlight - Maria Delossantos

 
 
 
 Maria Delossantos
 
Maria Delossantos
LTJG Delossantos has been a nurse for seven years in community and correctional settings. She has worked at hospitals in Virginia and North Carolina and is currently working as a Utilization Review NurseConsultant at the Federal Bureau
of Prisons (BOP) in Butner, North Carolina. She is enlisted with the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and is a Basic Life Support/CPR, Automated External Defibrillator(AED) and First Aid instructor for the BOP. She also volunteers at community schools, teaching teachers and students the importance of knowing and applying CPR and AED skills. In addition, LTJG Delossantos is a nursing recruiter for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and USPHS Black Commission Officers Advisory Group.
 
Delossantos, who has earned numerous uniform service awards, plans to pursue a Family Nurse Practitioner degree/licensure in the near future. Always an educator at heart, she comments, "that is what I want to return to. I want to give up and coming nursing students the opportunities that were awarded to me by SVCC. I want to be a Mrs. Moore or Mrs. Omick (SVCC Nursing Instructors). As my career progresses I want to be able to look back and take pride in knowing that I helped nursing students to be advocates for patients and families."