HU nursing department to assist with vaccines
Posted: Friday, September 9, 2016
Huntington University’s Nursing Department has announced a partnership with Parkview Health, allowing its nursing students to assist with flu vaccinations for Huntington County Community Schools. The vaccinations will be administered at eight different schools during the month of September.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for our students to collaborate with Parkview and the work they do in our community,” stated Nancy Richison, Huntington University instructor of nursing. “We are very excited our senior students will be able to participate in a real-world, practical experience working with patients and the staff from the region’s premier healthcare provider.”
Huntington University will have three senior nursing students at each location accompanied with one HU faculty member. Parkview Health, which scheduled the vaccinations, will also have personnel on hand. The vaccinations are part of Parkview’s Workplace Wellness program.
Huntington University’s nursing department received its 10-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education earlier this year. Since graduating its first class in 2011, the nursing program has conferred 91 Bachelor of Science degrees to nurses who are now working worldwide.
Huntington University senior nursing student Caitlin Brown practices her phlebotomy skills in the photo above.