USF Nursing baccalaureate students volunteer at Nursing Heroes: Caring for the Community event
University of South Florida College of Nursing baccalaureate students volunteered at the Nursing Heroes: Caring for the Community event held at the Tampa Bay History Center in Tampa on May 2, 2012.USF Nursing students, Diego Cerquera, Christina Pardas, Michael Aja, Katie Mayers, Curtis Andrews, and Derrick Bailey (L to R) volunteering at the Nursing Heroes: Caring for the Community event.
Six USF Nursing students including Derrick Bailey, Michael Aja, Katie Mayers, Diego Cerquera, Christina Pardas, and Curtis Andrews help with several key pieces of the event by giving tours of the exhibit, greeting guests, preparing giveaways for event attendees, and facilitating a pleasant experience for the honorees. Behind the scenes, they also compiled and distributed materials, and set up registration tables prior to the event.
USF College of Nursing students volunteering during the Nursing Heroes: Caring for the Community event.
“It was an honor to celebrate the nurses of the Tampa Bay area,” Cerquera said. “My personal involvement with the Nursing Heroes event results from my drive to become a pro-active future nurse in the Tampa Bay community. Getting to meet nurses who have done what I dream of doing was extremely exciting.”
The event, presented by District IV Florida Nurses Association, celebrated the unique history of nursing in Hillsborough County and the local nurses that have gone above and beyond the call of duty to advocate and care for patients despite racial intolerance paving the way for future nurses. The exhibit will be featured in the Community Case at the Tampa Bay History Center from May 2 – June 30 2012.
“It was an honor to assist at an event that pays tribute to nurses that have contributed so much to my future profession,” Andrews said.