NSNA Provide Wellness Screenings for NACC Students
Nursing students at Northeast Alabama Community College who are members of the
NSNA (Nursing Students Nursing Association) have recently expanded their
wellness screening activities. Once a month, they will be hosting Tune Up
Tuesday and Wellness Wednesday in the Student Center on campus for NACC
students. They will perform blood pressure and heart rate checks, as well as
provide information on flu prevention. They are also providing copies of the
pamphlets “Do 10 Fight the Flu” from the Alabama Department of Public Health and
“CDC Says ‘Take 3’ Steps to Fight the Flu” from the Center for Disease Control.
“This is something new our NSNA members are doing this year,” said Gwen Wooten,
1st Level nursing student. “We are pleased to be able to offer this service.
It’s all focused on prevention. Prevention is the key.”
Tina Edwards, 2nd Level nursing student, added, “The NSNA has done wellness
checks off campus at local WalMarts and pharmacies and we decided to include
campus screenings this year. So far, we have seen about 60 students (on Tuesday)
and today we expect to see that many or more.”
In addition to receiving the wellness screenings, students may purchase a
Christmas Ornament for $5. Proceeds from the sale of the ornaments help the NSNA
to provide supplies for conducting the wellness screenings.
For more information on the NSNA, call
Stacy Hart, NACC Nursing Instructor and NSNA Sponsor, at
ext. 406, or e-mail email@example.com.
Pictured in the Student Center at NACC, students participating in Wellness
Wednesday: standing, left to right, Jon Giles, Kala Matthews, Morgan Franks, and
Isaac Willmon; seated, left to right, Matthew Allison, Gwen Wooten, Brittany
Bailey, and Tina Edwards.