In honor of National Nurses Week, we’d like to profile the wonderful faculty, students and alumni within our School of Nursing. If you’ve ever been in the Nursing Resource Center (NRC), you’ve most likely come across LuAnne Doyland. As an adjunct professor in the School and a Registered Nurse, she teaches nursing skills to students in the NRC using a hands-on approach.
In addition to their roles at their clinical sites and studying for exams, students in the School of Nursing also take time out to provide health education to their peers and the community. On May 1st, student Troy Rivera and Doyland presented at West Fresno Middle School’s Career Day. They were joined by 14 other professionals, including an attorney, chiropractor, artist, chef, engineer, animal rehabilitation specialist and a current enlisted serviceman.
This gave the middle school students, who ranged from age 11-14, the opportunity to learn about different career paths and hear from those in the field. Doyland and Rivera presented a power point about the profession, including the types of nursing positions available and academic degrees that can be obtained. They also gave away items such as pencils, stickers, pennants and hand sanitizer.
Overall, Doyland said this provided not only the middle school students with a great way to learn, but also her student as well.
“I am so proud of my student Troy,” said Doyland. “In the middle of finals and term papers he volunteered to accompany me.”
All year long, nursing students could be seen at various campus events including health fairs and balance screenings – and also providing health education and flu shots to their peers. For all their dedicated and great work, we applaud them and know they will continue to be wonderful health leaders, serving our Central Valley region!