submitted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
College of the Rockies Nursing Students Holding Health Fair

College of the Rockies’ first-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students will be hosting a ‘Spring into Health’ Fair on March 31 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Students at eight booths will provide information on eight different health issues with topics that will appeal to a wide audience – from adolescents to seniors.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the dangers of fentanyl, discover stress busting tips, as well as how to maintain a healthy diet on a very tight budget.  Other topics will include safe drinking practices, understanding sodium intake, active aging, safe sex and examining the sugar content in popular beverages.

In addition to providing valuable knowledge to the public, the Health Fair is an excellent learning experience for the student nurses.  “Events like the Health Fair help our students to develop teaching and learning skills related to health promotion and illness prevention,” explains BSN instructor, Melodie Hull.  “In this activity, they will learn to engage the public in a meaningful way, to have the opportunity to interact with a variety of people and to hone their interpersonal skills.”

The Bachelor of Nursing students spent time researching their topics to find the latest, evidence-based health information in order to share the most up-to-date material with the public.   The students designed their own brochures, handouts, and posters and determined their own delivery methods.  Some booths will be interactive, some will use multi-media and some may even involve games.

The ‘Spring into Health’ Fair will take place at the Baker Street Professional Centre (in the Safeway mall) on Thursday, March 31 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  Everyone is invited to stop by to support the students and to be introduced to important health information.

Learn more about College of the Rockies’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.