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Mount Fuzzy Friends clinic teaches youngsters about Nursing care

December 16, 2019
NEWBURGH, N.Y -

MSMC nursing student stands with little girl hugging her teddy bearChildren from Bishop Dunn Memorial School recently learned the “bear necessities” of Nursing at a Fuzzy Friends clinic hosted by Mount Saint Mary College students.

“We’re promoting healthcare education and community engagement,” explained Linda Kelly, assistant professor of Nursing. “Sometimes children get scared at a doctor’s office when they see the stethoscope or other unfamiliar equipment, so this allows them to get comfortable with healthcare and nursing professionals.”

She added, “This is one of our service-learning programs in the college’s School of Nursing. We’re hoping to bring the service component of the Mount out to the community more and more.”

The Mount’s service-focused approach to education goes hand-in-hand with helping professions like Nursing. Mount Nursing students enjoy state-of-the-art simulation labs and clinical relationships with more than 40 area hospitals. The Mount’s passionate faculty are dedicated to the success of both their undergraduate and graduate students.