Thank you Nurses and Nursing students!

In honor of National Nurses Week, May 6–12, we would like to thank all the nurses who have helped AFAC! A special thank you to nursing students and nurses from Marymount University, Chamberlain School of Nursing, and Stratford University for their tireless dedication to help the Arlington community.

As part of their community health rotation, nursing students from Marymount University helped AFAC this past spring semester by creating lessons, organizing supplies, conducting client surveys, improving our educational displays, teaching classes to young children, and providing cooking and nutrition demonstrations at AFAC. Their help was greatly appreciated and we hope they learned a lot while they were here. Congratulations to all the graduates: Maricris, Amber, Grace, Elizabeth, Whitney, Alana, and Sarah! We wish you luck in your work in public health.

In past years, nursing students have helped with Healthy Kids Camp classes, food distribution, sorting food, nutrition classes, and cooking and nutrition demonstrations. This summer we’re excited to have a new group of students from Chamberlain! Nurses have also helped by conducting outreach events, providing referrals to AFAC, promoting Arlington Free Clinic’s programs, and allowing food demonstrations at Carlin Springs Elementary School and at the Arlington Free Clinic.

A big thank you to Eleanor Richards, BSN RN, Nurse Manager from Arlington Free Clinic, Claudia Dwyer-Lynch, MSN, RN from Stratford University, Lori Borg, MSN, RN from Marymount University, and Marian Harmon, MSN, RN of Marymount University and the recently retired Arlington School Health Bureau Chief, and Helen Nace, RN Public Health Nurse for their help in creating partnerships with AFAC! We couldn’t do this great work without your help and look forward to many more educational opportunities for your students and the families we all serve within Arlington!