ADN Nursing Program Receives Local Donation to Help Combat COVID

Ensuring our faculty and students are safe during the COVID-19 pandemic is a primary concern in the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (ADN) Degree Program at the Twinsburg Academic Center (TAC).

Recently, Lowe’s in Macedonia immediately responded to Prof. Wendy Hildebrandt regarding the need for a washer and dryer in the Skills Lab.  Lowe’s donated delivery, installation, and items required to install the appliances.  When approached about the donation, the manager, Ralph, did not hesitate: He promptly committed to providing both a washer and dryer to the TAC.  Nursing Lab Coordinator Jana Sovacool and Prof. Hildebrandt were invited to shop at the store to select which washer and dryer would best fit their needs.  
ADN faculty with donation

“We couldn’t believe it,” says Mrs. Sovacool.  “The washer and dryer will make it so much easier for students to have access to the lab during their scheduled class times.”

“The nursing program is so fortunate to be supported by a community business like Lowe’s,” adds Wendy.  “The dryer, especially, is needed to kill bacteria on simulation-patient gowns after lab.  Being able to offer face-to-face instruction to our students during COVID-19 is dependent on offering classes safely in compliance with the Flashes Safe Seven.  The ability to clean and disinfect hospital bed sheets and gowns enables the students to receive hands-on instruction in their nursing training.” 

A huge thank you goes out to Macedonia Lowe’s and the manager, Ralph Staten, for donating these much needed items to the nursing lab at Twinsburg Academic Center.  The support from Lowe’s will help the nursing lab to process the laundry that is produced by the nursing lab and prevent the possible transmission of COVID-19.  The ADN faculty members are grateful to receive assistance in educating the next generation of nurses by ensuring the lab in is compliance with disinfection procedures during the pandemic.

POSTED: Monday, November 16, 2020 - 9:58am
UPDATED: Monday, November 16, 2020 - 9:58am
WRITTEN BY:
Mahli Mechenbier & Wendy Hildebrandt