Students from the School of Nursing recently provided cancer screening information to the Newburgh community at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center.
The effort was in collaboration with Montefiore St. Luke's Hospital.
Four undergraduate Nursing students spoke to members of the local community, who were attending the Armory's Saturday morning programming, about lung, breast, and colon cancer. The students provided evidence-based information on poster boards and Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall provided information for screening services offered through the hospital.
Anne-Marie Uebbing, associate professor of Nursing at the Mount, "has been instrumental in forming this partnership with patient education and patient navigators through the hospital," noted Linda Kelly, assistant professor of Nursing at the college.
Mount Nursing students consistently score well on the NCLEX-RN test. For example, May 2021 graduates of the college attained a 90 percent pass rate, which was well above the state average for that period.