Mount Fuzzy Friends clinic teaches youngsters about Nursing care

December 16, 2019

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.