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BSN Students Provide Assistance and Needed Support at Pine Manor Community Center

BSN Students Provide Assistance and Needed Support at Pine Manor Community Center

September 22, 2022 / M. Martinez, Coordinator Nursing / Tags: BSN, Community Outreach, FGCU, FGCU School of Nursing

Three FGCU BSN Students along with MSN Nurse Educator assisted with distribution of fresh grapes and cabbage to the residents of Pine Manor Community Center where they help the community in numerous ways each Thursday, led by FGCU School of Nursing, Associate Professor Dr. Cindy Farris. On this particular Thursday, the students assisted with distribution of fresh grapes and cabbage which were donated and delivered without notice to the Pine manor Community. As the word spread, several residents arrived at the center to collect the donated food. BSN students were able to offer additional services such as blood pressure checks, guide pregnant residents with WIC resources, helped to locate a podiatrist for diabetic foot care, assisted a resident whose water had been shut off, getting eye glasses for a resident through collaboration with the Lion's Club and promoting the Mobile Clinic. Dr. Farris stated she "was so proud of the students as they worked hard as we helped several residents. We ended the day helping the aftercare school program by assisting with homework as often their parents have lower education levels and some don’t speak English". Dr. Farris mentioned that having BSN students who spoke Spanish and Creole helped their them communicate with the Hispanic and Haitian residents.