Susquehanna Health Aids Hands-On Learning at Flu-Shot Clinics

Published 11.06.2015

Nursing & Health Sciences
Student News

During October, approximately 30 students from four nursing classes at Pennsylvania College of Technology lent their time to help administer flu shots for Susquehanna Health employees and volunteers at the health system’s facilities.

Penn College nursing student Abby C. Busch, of Troy, provides a flu shot to Susquehanna Health employee Tanja Speck during an employee flu shot clinic at Williamsport Hospital.“The value to students is that they get life experience administering intramuscular injections to patients,” said Valerie Myers, clinical director for Penn College’s Nursing Program.

Susquehanna Health, Lycoming County’s largest employer, offered 18 flu clinics to its employees and volunteers throughout the month. Penn College nursing students helped with four of them.

Students from the Pediatric Nursing class provide flu shots to Susquehanna Health employees and volunteers in the Williamsport Hospital cafeteria. From left are Brianna M. Latovich, of Mount Carmel; Tiffanie M. Snyder, of Bloomsburg; Abby C. Busch, of Troy; Christina M. Mossman, of Wellsboro; and Josalynn M. Heichel, of Millerstown.Penn College offers four nursing majors: an associate degree in health arts: practical nursing emphasis, and associate and bachelor’s degrees for those seeking licensure as a registered nurse, including an online option for already-licensed registered nurses seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree.

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