Anna Santoro

Anna Santoro

At a Glance

Name: Anna Santoro
Major: Nursing

Pathways for Success TRiO

Q & A
  • What made you choose Allegany College of Maryland? 
    After moving to Flintstone, I applied to ACM to advance my career in the medical field. I am a Certified Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist.
  • Why did you choose your major?
    I chose to go into the medical field because I want to be a labor and delivery nurse.
  • How was/has your experience been at ACM? 
    I love it here at ACM; people are very kind and I’ve made friends throughout my journey through my prerequisites and the first semester of nursing.
  • Why would you recommend Allegany College of Maryland to future students?
    I would definitely recommend ACM! The professors here care about our education and make sure we understand the material. 
  • Are you working while attending College?     
    I am working as a PRN (as needed) Medical Assistant at a local clinic, so I pick up shifts when available or on break. I also just started as the new peer mentor in the Pathways office.
  • What motivates you, and why? 
    My biggest motivators are my kids. I am a single mom of 7- and 4-year-olds. I was a stay-at-home mom before getting my certifications in CMA and CPT. I worked in the field for a few years and decided I wanted to advance in the medical field. 
  • What advice would you give future college students?
    My advice would be to make sure you take time to prioritize yourself. While college is important, so is your mental health. I have found it challenging, especially in the nursing program and while also being a mom, to take time for me. Even if it's only one day a month, I take time for myself. 
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