Boise State University’s Chapter of the Student Nurses Association Sponsored Diaper Drive for the Well Baby Clinic
Throughout the fall 2012 term, Boise State University’s chapter of the Student Nurses Association (SNA) sponsored a diaper drive for a very worthy cause – the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Family Center’s Culturally Appropriate Resources and Education (CARE) Maternal and Child Health Program.
SNA supported the CARE Maternal and Child Health Program by sponsoring a diaper drive among the students and faculty at the School of Nursing. A representative group of the SNA board delivered 15 packages of diapers to the CARE Clinic and Health Advisors on Dec. 4.
Families are able to purchase diapers and other useful baby supplies through a system of earned educational points and shop in the onsite store for baby supplies.
Project Director Judith Hobbs, RN, BSN, states “disposable diapers are a popular commodity for our refugee families.”
The CARE program, an extension of the maternal services for adult female members of the refugee community, provides healthcare services for newborns and infants. Nursing students in the Child and Family Clinical course may opt to attend a clinical day providing nursing care for infants.
Student Nurses Association Featured in Orientation Edition of The Arbiter
The Student Nurses Association was one of the featured organizations in the 2012 orientation edition of Boise State’s student newspaper, The Arbiter. The write up includes a summary of the organization’s mission, activities and a color picture of club advisor and School of Nursing faculty member, Marty Downey, with club members at the 2012 National Student Nurses Association convention in Pittsburgh.
Each year The Arbiter produces an edition of the student newspaper for new and transfer students to pick up when they are on campus to attend an orientation. The edition serves to offer welcome messages and advice from key administrators, including President Kustra and the Vice President of Student Affairs, Lisa Harris. The edition also serves to give new and transfer students an idea about some of the many organizations, events, places and services available on and off campus. To read The Arbiter’s full write-up of the Student Nurses Association, visit http://arbiteronline.com/2012/06/06/student-nurses-association/.
Student Nurses Association Promotes Testicular Cancer Awareness Week
Members of the Boise State Student Nurses Association are promoting health by supporting Testicular Cancer Awareness Week April 1-7.
Are you, or do you know, a man between the ages of 15-34 years? Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in men of that age. It is more common in white men and men who have an undescended testicle. Early detection is important, as early treatment can be very effective (http://www.tcaw.org/issues/testicles.html#testicular, 2010).
SNA supports Testicular Cancer Awareness Week and encourages you to spread the word to the men in your life and encourage them to learn about testicular self-examination.
More information is available at:
Contact University Health Services at 426-1459 for more information or a screening.
College of Health Sciences Student Club Assembles Prize-Winning Booth at Campus Fair
The Student Nurse’s Association booth was selected as a co-winner in the Spring 2012 Organization Fair. Boise State holds organization fairs at the beginning of each of the fall and spring semesters. The fairs allow students to meet with representatives from organizations on campus, who provide information and recruit new members. The Anime Club booth also won the Spring 2012 Organization Fair.
Students Create a Culture of Giving
One trait that College of Health Sciences students share, regardless of their discipline, is the spirit of giving. This holiday season students made substantial gifts to the community at large and to future students of the college.
The Student Association of Radiologic Technologists (SART) completed a food donation drive for the Idaho Foodbank as a part of the “Leading the Effort to End Hunger in Idaho” campaign. The students collected 71 pounds of food that results in 59 meals. The food will be redistributed to more than 200 non-profit partner organizations in communities around the state.
However, the students of SART didn’t stop with one drive. They also completed a holiday book drive for Koelsch Elementary, a Title I school desperately in need of books to be used in the library, in the classroom, and to be given to students for personal books during reading week. SART collected 180 new and slightly used books that were delivered to Koelsch just prior to Christmas.
Meanwhile, the students in the graduating class in the School of Nursing solicited donations and built baskets for a silent auction to raise more than $2,000 in scholarship money for future Boise State University nursing students. In 2008, faculty, staff and students established the School of Nursing Academic Scholarship in order to promote the school’s mission of fostering intellectual development and excellence in nursing education through teaching, learning, scholarship, and service. Since the scholarship fund’s establishment, graduating classes have been collecting and fundraising money to add to the scholarship fund, which is now at nearly $20,000. (more…)