WSCC nursing students organize health fair

SCOTTVILLE - West Shore Community College’s nursing students will hold a Community Health Promotion Fair on April 12, to offer information on some current issues in community health.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Tech Center atrium, Arts and Sciences Center and the Schoenherr Campus Center.

“An important part of our role as nurses is public education and the fair will focus on topics that are of interest to community health nurses. This is a learning opportunity for our students and provides them the experience of talking with the public and answering their questions,” said Dr. Patricia Collins, interim director of nursing on the WSCC campus.

Those topics include hypertension, diabetes, stroke, healthy eating, dental and vision care, child and adult immunizations, smoking cessation and community acquired bacterial infections.

According to Collins, the nursing students are assigned a topic to research and create presentations and information on their topics. In addition to informational presentations, student booths will provide interactive activities and suggestions for living a healthier lifestyle.

In addition to the learning experience for students, Collins explained, the fair offers community members health resources to use in the future.

For further information about the fair, contact Collins at the college.