Danielle Gaglia ’21 is a senior nursing student from Concord, New Hampshire. When she originally came to Wagner College, Danielle did not plan on studying nursing, she entered as a business major with a concentration in marketing. When looking back on her decision to change majors she recalls, “I didn’t feel passionate or excited about my decision to study marketing. I had always had an interest in the medical field and knew many nurses who loved their jobs. With their guidance, as well as the professors in the Wagner Nursing department, I was able to find the passion I had been lacking and realized the drive I had to help people and make a difference. I have seen through my work as a nursing assistant the difference nurses can make in people's lives and I cannot wait to begin my career as a nurse.” Danielle’s hard work and good academic standing earned her a Spiro Nursing Scholarship two years in a row. “I am forever grateful to the Spiro family for their support of my education at Wagner.”
In addition to Danielle’s diligence in the classroom, she is also very active on campus. She is a member of the Student Nurses Association and the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. She also worked for many semesters in the Financial Aid office and now works as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Carmel Richmond Nursing Home on Staten Island.
Her time at Wagner went by quickly but she looks back with great fondness, “I love how close the community is. I have never walked around campus or gone to a class without seeing a friendly face.” Danielle will be graduating this May and she plans to work as a Registered Nurse in a Critical Care Unit in New York City or the Boston area. We wish her much luck and know that she will have a bright future ahead of her!