Kent Nursing Students Volunteer at Canfield Fair
Faculty and students from the associate degree in nursing program at Kent State East Liverpool volunteered during the recent Canfield Fair by conducting free blood pressure screenings at a booth sponsored by the Ohio Nurses Association, District Three, in the fair’s Medical Building.
The volunteer effort was initiated and organized by Angela Douglass, senior lecturer of nursing on the East Liverpool campus. She has spearheaded this outreach project for ADN students at Kent East Liverpool since 2008. Joining Douglass was Julia Schnurrenberger, lecturer for the East Liverpool ADN program.
“My goal in organizing this event is to teach our nursing students the importance of engaging in community involvement, gaining experience in interacting with a wide variety of patients and practicing skills taught in the classroom,” Douglass explained. “It builds professionalism, develops communication skills and nurtures a desire to give back to the community. Our nursing program focuses on the importance of recognizing and accommodating the needs of every patient.”
Cutline: Participating in the outreach effort were (from left) Jennifer Moody, Lauren Plunkett, Lecturer Julia Schnurrenberger, Sierra Zarnosky, Alexandria Harman, Hannah Shaffer and Senior Lecturer Angela Douglass.