Nursing Assembly Day and Skills Day take over CHHS

Two consecutive days of events at the college welcome students from the Bronson School of Nursing back for the fall semester. Nursing Assembly Day serves as a welcome back for current students and an introduction for incoming students to meet the faculty. Skills Day was an opportunity for current students to refresh their previously learned skills as they prepare to enter the clinical environment again this semester.

Nursing students and vendors in the atrium during Nursing Assembly Day.

On Tuesday, August 29, the WMU Bronson School of Nursing hosted its annual Nursing Assembly Day at CHHS. The event included presentations, training events and networking with professional nursing employers.

Dozens of health care vendors filled the atrium at the CHHS building. Nursing students were able to speak with the vendors about potential job and extern opportunities in addition to learning about their products and services.

"There's always a lot of excitement around these events," said Tina Keeler, Coordinator of Nursing Clinical Operations at the Bronson School of Nursing. "The students bring a great deal of energy with them and it really helps get everyone prepared for the semester ahead."

Nursing Skills Day was held on Aug. 30, with numerous stations set up on the third floor for students to interact with faculty in a number of different scenarios. From IV insertion to central line care, students were able to refresh their skills with help from BSON instructors and their peers.

There was a "luau" theme for this year's skills day. Hallways and practice areas were decorated with brightly colored flowers and some faculty could be seen wearing straw hats and leis.

In addition to skills practice, CVS Pharmacy was on hand to administer flu shots to students in preparation for their clinicals during the fall and winter seasons.

Students practice IV insertion during Nursing Skills Day with supervision from master faculty specialist Jennifer Brown