In the last few months, members of the Student Nurses Association participated in many successful events to benefit several groups of people, including the residents of Marklund Children’s Home (Marklund), as well as themselves and their fellow students.

A Nurse Practitioner Lunch ‘n Learn was held on December 3. About 32 students came to listen to Professor Irene Gan, NP lecture on what kind of opportunities are out there for nurse practitioners (NPs) and how to become an NP. At the December SNA members’ meeting, ideas for future Lunch ‘n Learn sessions were discussed, such as lectures from nurse anesthetists and nurse legislators.

On December 13, several members of SNA volunteered for the NR-101 student panel with Professor Crystal Paunan. The purpose of this panel was to provide freshmen an opportunity to ask questions about Chamberlain’s nursing program, student life and the various organizations on campus.

Many members of SNA took part in the Holiday Giving Tree, a donation event run by the Student Government Association (SGA) in which gifts were donated to the children of Marklund, an organization that serves individuals with profound disabilities. SNA also volunteered at Marklund on December 17. Members assisted children with various disabilities in creating construction paper Christmas trees decorated with beads, buttons and markers. Volunteer Days at Marklund is an on-going project; if you are interested in participating in an upcoming event, email sna.addison@gmail.com.

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