Nursing students offer tips to St. Andrew the Apostle School

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St. Andrew the Apostle students get some health tips from Lewis University nursing students

Published: May 8, 2013.

Bill Kitchings demonstrates dental
hygiene procedures for students at
St. Andrew the Apostle School in Romeoville.

Ten Lewis University senior nursing students recently offered a few health lessons to students at St. Andrew the Apostle School in Romeoville.

For their community health clinical project, the nursing students performed a needs assessment on the school, involving student and faculty needs. Next, they created a plan to implement the topic priority needs over the course of two days.

The first day, a group of nursing students shared hygiene tips with preschool-first grade students on hygiene. Information on dental care and hand sanitization was discussed. In the afternoon, another group of nursing students offered emergency procedure training to St. Andrew the Apostle School teachers. They taught first aid, including hands-only CPR. They also explained how to use certain equipment, such as AED and epipens.

On the second day, the nursing students concluded their hygiene presentations for the second-eighth graders.

“It was a great experience for the students to put into practice what they’ve learned at Lewis University. Our students particularly enjoyed interacting with the younger students and helping them,” commented Nanci Peek, assistant professor of nursing/coordinator of continuing education.

The senior community health students included: Courtney Dowling, Arley Weitman, Bill Kitchings, Vasilios Toliopoulos, Martha Summins, Elizabeth Oremovich, Elizabeth Szwajnos, Jaclyn Nieman, Jacqueline Swindell and Stacy Wright.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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