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- RN-BS Students Host Health Promotion Fair
RN-BS Students Host Health Promotion Fair
November 6, 2013
(Pictured above, RN Amanda Lacey participated in Curry's Health Promotion Fair hosted by RN-BS Students)Curry College RN-BS Nursing students teamed up with Health Services to host a Student Health Promotion Fair on Wednesday, November 6 in the Student Center. The event was organized as part of the Community Health Nursing class and targeted special health needs of college students. Varied topics included violence prevention, birth control options, STDs, HIV testing among adolescents, obesity, and the effects of smoking.
Professor Coleen Toronto initiated this educational opportunity in conjunction with Ellen Kawadler, Director of Health Services at Curry College. Professor Toronto's curriculum included formulating a needs assessment based on secondary surveys from the Health Center, Public Safety and "Healthy Campus 2020," a website produced by the American College Health Association (ACHA). Student presenters chose topics that aligned with the needs assessment and current, local news reports.
The benefits of the event were far-reaching for both the RN-BS student presenters and student fair goers alike.
"I felt like I offered more options that the students were previously unaware of," said Kristin Woodford, who presented on birth control.
Of her presentation on violence prevention, Kristin Linnell commented that "One thing I took away from this experience is that Curry College has some great resources for student safety."
Katie Liuzzo, who presented on the effects of smoking, said that "Students asked great questions. This was a wonderful experience to interact with traditional undergraduate students and I hope future classes will enjoy participating in the Health Promotion Fair as much as we did."