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Practical Nursing Students Host Health Fair

health fair workers - students and facultyHazard Community and Technical College s (HCTC) Practical Nursing Students hosted a Health Fair on April 8, at Walmart in Hazard. The students partnered with the Kentucky River District Health Department, Hazard ARH Medical Center, and Primary Care in Hazard to provide the Health Fair. These healthcare facilities assisted in making this Health Fair a huge success. HCTC Nursing Faculty, Beverly Smith, RN, MSN, the students and their community partners served 109 participants within a 6 hour period of time. The participants received health education and health care services including: Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Screening, Bone Density Testing, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Pulmonary Function Testing, Stroke Education, literature on Smoking Cessation, Diabetes Education, BMI check and written health information. This project provided the students with an opportunity to practice health promotion in collaboration, with experienced personnel from major providers in the community, to enhance their preparation as practical nurses upon completion of the Practical Nursing Program. The Practical Nursing Program is offered at the Technical Campus of Hazard Community and Technical College.

For additional information about the programs, contact Donna Combs, Nursing Program Coordinator at 487-3103 or donna.combs@kctcs.edu.