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MEDIA ADVISORY: Metro Life Flight Makes Helicopter Visit to Kent State on Oct. 22

Posted Oct. 21, 2013

**MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY**
TUESDAY, OCT. 22 @ 1 P.M.


Metro Life Flight Makes Helicopter Visit to Kent State on Oct. 22

University and hospital system collaborate to offer new clinical experiences on medical helicopter to graduate nursing students

WHAT:
Metro Life Flight, the first air medical program in the area, will have one of its helicopters visit Kent State on Oct. 22, landing on the Kent State University Esplanade. After a nearly yearlong planning process, Kent State’s College of Nursing and the MetroHealth System have collaborated to now offer clinical experiences aboard Metro Life Flight to Kent State graduate nursing students in the acute care nurse practitioner concentration. The new clinical experiences started this fall semester.

Members of the Kent State community, general public and media are welcome to witness the helicopter landing and learn more about how Kent State’s College of Nursing is enhancing its academic programs so graduate nurses have Metro Life Flight clinical experience, further developing their skills and competencies to practice nursing at the highest level and providing trauma experiences.

Kent State graduate nursing students who are doing their clinicals with Metro Life Flight this semester will be on hand for interviews, as well as Metro Life Flight crew members and Kent State College of Nursing administrators.

For more information about Metro Life Flight, visit www.metrohealth.org/lifeflight.

For more information about Kent State’s College of Nursing, visit www.kent.edu/nursing.

WHEN:
Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m.
*NOTE: Metro Life Flight will make every effort not to cancel this landing. Exceptions are due to inclement weather or a patient mission.*

WHERE:
Kent State University Esplanade – on the large, oval lawn space located between Haymaker Parkway and the arch near Main and Willow streets in Kent

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Eric Mansfield, emansfie@kent.edu, 330-672-2797
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595

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