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Student nurses help children at diabetes camp
This summer, Northwest Florida State College student nurses joined the Camp Seale Harris medical team consisting of physicians, nurses, diabetes educators, nutritionists and pharmacists to educate, encourage and empower children living with type 1 diabetes. Camp Seale Harris is a place where having diabetes is the norm, where children can compare and share stories with peers and don’t have to explain diabetes all the time because everyone there understands.
The nursing students were outstanding ambassadors for the NWF State College nursing program, which creates an innovative learning environment inside and outside the classroom. The students assisted in carbohydrate counting, insulin administration, blood sugar monitoring and insulin pump site changes. They even performed 2 a.m. rounds with the medical team to check for low blood sugar levels at night.
The students enjoyed working with these children as they experienced camp through horseback riding, ropes course, archery, swimming, arts therapy, dancing and water slides, as well as educational games to learn more about diabetes. The nursing students were precepted by adjunct faculty members Kimberly Davis, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, and Peggy Lopez, BSN, RN. The camp was located in Mobile, Ala.
L-R: Rick Winkler, Kyrsten Johnson, Traci Schwarz, Miya Barber, April Jeffrey, Rebecca Madsen, Cassandra Sullivan, adjunct faculty member Kimberly Davis, adjunct faculty member Peggy Lopez, and Jennah Portillo