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Bay Path Nursing students offers screening assistance

Apr 21, 2022 04:38PM

Bay Path Nursing students offers screening assistance DUDLEY – A group of 6 grateful Bay Path Practical Nursing students volunteered for a two-day vision and hearing screening to assist the school nurses at the Shepherd Hill Regional High School in screening 222 grade 10 students. The team led by Dr. Adelina Healy of Dudley includes Regina Asieduwaah, Moreen Barber, Francis Sozaa, all of Worcester, Maryanne Cann of Danielson, CT, Darcey Howe of Palmer, and Gearlyn Wetherbee of Charlton. In an email to Gretheline Bolandrina, DHA, MSN Ed, RN, CRRN Academy Director the school nurse Kareen Powaza, BSN, RN thanked the volunteers and stated, “the Practical Nursing students were professional, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with! they are welcome back anytime.” Bay Path Practical Nursing Academy faculty Adelina Healy, DNP, RN supervised the PN volunteers and stated, “the Practical Nursing students did a great job with vision and hearing testing, their interaction with the 10th grade students are wonderful.” The experience at the Vision and Hearing Screening gives the nursing students the opportunity to work hand in hand with the school nurses. “This is the first year that our Practical Nursing students volunteered with the Shepherd Hill Regional High School for the Vision and Hearing Screening. Bay Path Practical Nursing Academy prides itself in being a part of the Bay Path community outside of the Charlton campus so having the practical nursing students assist the school nurses and be invited back has tremendous impact in service learning,” said Bolandrina. “We recognize service-learning and emphasize its importance, to get involved outside the classroom to better prepare themselves for their healthcare careers, and this is something they will definitely remember their whole career” added Bolandrina. The practical nursing students assist the healthcare team, assess, give out COVD-19 vaccines, monitor for untoward reactions, and complete tasks efficiently. The training for the future nursing workforce in the Bay Path community and across the region allows practical nursing students to respond to emergencies and assist in community events.

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