MSU public health nursing students present at 2009 ACHNE Summer Institue
Minot State University nursing graduates Joy Corey and Holly Armitage represented the Public Health Nursing (Nursing 456) course at the 2009 Association of Community Health Nurse Educators Summer Institute in Chicago, June 11-13. This ACHNE conference provides a network for the exchange of ideas regarding community and public health nursing education, research and practice. Approximately 200 faculty were in attendance.
Corey, of Kenmare, and Armitage, from Killdeer, participated in the poster presentation session, where they highlighted the fall 2008 semester class project of developing and opening a student and faculty-managed Adult Health Maintenance Clinic. Their poster emphasized each section of the project including such things as development of the evidence base, the projectís connection to Vision 2013, MSUís strategic plan, and an evaluation of the clinicís success. Public health nursing faculty from all over the U.S. were able to ask questions regarding the project and provided feedback to the students. Corey and Armitage were the only undergraduate student presenters at the conference.
"I am very proud of the project and the students involved with it," said Nikki Medalen, MSU public health nursing instructor, who attended the conference with the students. "Joy and Holly did an excellent job representing Minot State and stimulated a lot of conversation at the conference regarding the high level of critical thinking, expertise, commitment and confidence that students would need to possess to complete a project like this."
The Adult Health Maintenance clinic operates monthly during the summer months and bimonthly during the school year at Henry Towers, a local high-rise apartment building. It provides clinical space for students to work with geriatric and vulnerable populations. Foot-care, blood pressure checks, medication review and referral services include some of the services available. The clinic is maintained throughout the Christmas, holiday and summer breaks through the generosity of nursing students who volunteer their time.
For questions, contact Medalen at (701)537-3486 or firstname.lastname@example.org.