Participants can receive the COVID-19 vaccine or a booster shot; learn relaxation techniques Dr. Tina Keener; and learn more about preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including administering condoms. Free condoms and dental dams will also be available.
Catherine Myers, an SNA member and second-semester junior at the WVU School of Nursing, organized the event to help share health education on campus.
“As nursing students, we are encouraged to be health educators,” Myers said. “It’s important to reach students across campus. Health science students tend to have higher health literacy, so we wanted to reach students who may not be getting this education or could use a refresher.
Nursing students will be on hand to administer the COVID-19 vaccines. Participants who receive a vaccine will receive a vaccination card and follow-up information for subsequent doses, if required. Vaccination clinics are offered on campus at the WVU Student Recreation Center, as well as other locations in Morgantown.
“We also encourage people to get tested for STIs for free,” Myers said. “Condoms will have a QR code with information about testing at Mon County Health Department. We can tell people why you should get tested and how you can use condoms to prevent STIs and pregnancy.
In addition to free health education, the event will give student nurses the opportunity to practice in a less acute setting.
“It’s a chance for us to see other aspects of nursing and have an impact on our community. We want students across campus to know that we care about you and are here to stand up for you.
If the event is well received, Myers said SNA hopes to organize and develop other events in the future.
CONTACT: Wendy Holden
Communications and Marketing Director
WVU School of Nursing
304-581-1772; [email protected]