It’s Magic 98.3’s annual celebration of “Nurses Week!”

Joel and Maryann in the morning pay tribute to hard-working women and men who are on the front lines keeping us safe and healthy every day.


Penn Medicine Princeton Health is one of the most comprehensive healthcare systems in New Jersey, providing acute care hospital services; behavioral healthcare; in-home nursing, rehabilitation, and hospice care; primary and specialty physician care; ambulatory surgery; and wellness services. Princeton Health’s acute care hospital, Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, is a Magnet® recognized organization, the highest institutional recognition for nursing excellence – a designation they earned for the third time earlier this year.

Listen to the interviews with the Penn Medicine Princeton Health staff below.

  • Jane Clark, Nurse, Float Pool

    Jane Clark graduated from The College of New Jersey with a BSN in 2017.  She has been working with Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center since then – right out of nursing school.  She started on the Telemetry unit as a staff nurse and quickly became a charge nurse, resource nurse and preceptor on the unit.  Last year, she transferred into the Float Pool where she goes to all of the units, depending on where she is needed.

  • Alexa Cottrell, Nurse Resident

    Alexa Cottrell, RN. Several years after graduating from Westminster Choir College with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, she decided to make the change to nursing. She began her journey with Penn Princeton in March of 2019 on the Telemetry unit and worked as a nursing assistant, unit secretary, and monitor tech before graduating nursing school and becoming an RN. Alexa is the 2020 support staff winner of Penn Medicine Princeton’s “Be Empowered Award” and the recipient of Mercer County College’s class of 2021 “Clinical Excellence Award.”

  • Christine Trusiani, Nurse, ACE Unit

    Christine obtained her Nursing Degree from the Second-Degree Program at Rutgers University, where she still works as an Alumni Tutor. She completed the Nurse Residency Program at Princeton Medical Center, where she now works in the Acute Care of the Elderly unit.

  • Sheryl Smolensky, Nurse, Radiation Oncology

    Sheryl is a certified oncology nurse with 30+ years of experience.  In addition to oncology, she has worked as a nurse researcher for most of her career.  Last year, Sheryl earned her Master’s in Nursing, a huge accomplishment!  She joined the Penn Medicine Princeton team 15 years ago and has been involved with shared governance for most of that time, most recently taking on the Chair position for the Nursing Board.