NMCC Nursing Students Focus on Community Health

September 29, 2016

Northern Maine Community College will host The Aroostook Medical Center’s community Fall Health Fair on Saturday, October 15th from 10am-1pm.

As part of their teaching project, NMCC nursing students are working with TAMC for the fifth year to help supply informational booths at TAMC’s Fall Health Fair.  The students will be setting up educational displays describing different health and wellness-related topics as well as assisting in giving flu shots.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to participate in community health education,” says NMCC’s Allied Health Department Chair Mary Cornelio, RN, MSN. “Teaching on a specific healthcare topic enhances their knowledge of that topic and gives them experience in an important part of nursing: patient teaching. They will frequently be called upon to educate their patients on various subjects and this project helps them understand the framework involved in teaching; from developing objectives to selecting appropriate teaching materials.”

“We are very proud of our students for the work they accomplish in the community while earning their degree at NM,” says Eileen McDougal, RN, NMCC nursing instructor. “All of our Level II nursing students will be participating in the Health Fair offering various teaching displays covering exercise to nutrition, oral health to stress management and more.  It’s a great experience for our students and very informative for the public.”

The student nurses’ displays will be among dozens of demonstrations, activities, and vendors, during TAMC’s community Fall Health Fair.