SFCC Honors Student Nurses
South Florida Community College’s (SFCC) Nursing Education Department honored students in all nursing programs during a weeklong Nursing Student Week, Feb. 20- 26. Nursing Student Week was established to distinguish the dedication and enthusiasm of Florida’s nursing students. This year’s theme “Bright Minds Fueling a Bright Future: The Future Nursing is in our Hands” acknowledges the hard work of student nurses and the impact they will have on the image of nursing for the rest of their careers.
Nursing Student Week recognizes SFCC nursing students, demonstrates their professionalism, and distinguishes the students’ commitment to the nursing profession. “The Nursing Student Week is a way that SFCC Nursing faculty can demonstrate our commitment to our students and to the nursing profession,” said Michele Heston, director, Nursing Education. “We want to encourage and motivate them as much as possible.”
Educational and inspirational films, nursing trivia games, giveaways of nursing instruments, seminar and webinars, discounted nursing t-shirts and healthy snacks during clinical sessions have been hosted by SFCC Nursing faculty in honor of Nursing Student Week. Students had the opportunity to attend a safety awareness seminar to learn self defense skills; listen to a childbirth education guest speaker; and take a field trip to the local blood bank to give back to the community.
“Nursing Student Week has been great,” said Sarah Norris, first year R.N. student. “The faculty has shown how much they appreciate and value the hard work we put into the Nursing program with everything they have done for us this week. The faculty definitely stay connected to the students and try to add a little fun into the nursing program.”
The SFCC Student Nurses Association (SNA) planned a bone marrow drive to coincide with Nursing Student Week as a way to give back to the community. “Although we’ve only had ten potential bone marrow donors register so far, we will continue to register interested people” said Amy Wuthrich, president of SFCC SNA. “We are really excited to have the opportunity to make such an impact in a Leukemia patient’s life.”
For more information about SFCC Nursing programs, contact the SFCC Nursing Education Department at 863-784-7225.