USF Nursing students take part in community service work
USF College of Nursing students are continuing their involvement in community service work throughout the Tampa Bay Area.
Students recently volunteered at the American Heart Association (AHA) Strokes for Stroke Art Show in Ybor City, an event designed to showcase artwork created by stroke survivors and raise awareness about the disease. During this event, students helped welcome guests to the fundraiser. They also had the opportunity to learn about research and educational programs led by AHA and American Strokes Association.
Another group of nursing students helped deliver hurricane packs to USF’s Meals on Wheels (MOW) recipients who cannot leave their homes to buy hurricane food and supplies. Students delivered five shelf stable packs filled with food and supplies to each MOW recipient in the USF route. MOW is a USF Health Service Corps community event designed to deliver meals to homebound individuals near the USF area.
Students also volunteered at the “Target Tuesdays” event at the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa. They helped staff at St. Joseph’s Children Hospital educate parents about injury prevention as well as engage children in safety games.
“USF Nursing students have been true stars this summer,” said Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH, coordinator for USF College of Public Health research grants, Sunshine ERC, and USF Health Service Corps. “Their volunteer work is making a huge impact in our community. We appreciate their continuous participation.”
For more information on USF Health Service Corps events and projects happening this Summer and beyond click here.