USM nursing students serve the community


HATTIESBURG, Miss - University of Southern Miss nursing students offered their expertise to the clients who use the Edwards Street Food Pantry.

The nursing students performed blood pressure screenings and offered educational material on hypertension.

Professor Elizabeth Tinnon says, "Clinical does not always have to happen in the hospital a lot of people believe that."

Nursing student, Kendall Bruns says, "It has been a great opportunity to get involved with the community and practice blood pressure and interacting with other people and teaching them what they might not get otherwise. Some people do not have the opportunity to go to the doctor everyday."

The services were provided through a partnership between Southern Miss College of Nursing and the Fellowship Health Clinic, a non-profit organization that offers care to uninsured and under insured residents of Forrest and Lamar county.

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