For Immediate Release: September 2, 2020
Contact: Jill Johnson, (904) 632-5016
FSCJ Nursing Program Honor Society Helps Elementary Students Go Back to School Safely
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Nursing students from Florida State College at Jacksonville’s (FSCJ) Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society Alpha Lambda Chapter are working to help Henry F. Kite Elementary School students go back to school safely this year.
The future nurses developed and distributed educational materials to help the elementary students adapt to wearing a mask, and to teach them about social distancing, vigilant handwashing and sanitizing surfaces. They are also supporting caregivers who are being asked to provide resources to help slow the spread of the virus in addition to traditional school supplies.
“While schools, parents and businesses prepare for students to return to class, as future registered nurses, we recognize there are many challenges our schools and teachers are facing,” said FSCJ Alpha Delta Nu President Charre Garvie.
With this year’s heightened financial challenges and the limited access to supplies, FSCJ’s Alpha Delta Nu members were able to raise funds and procure donations to provide individual eight-ounce hand sanitizers for each of the 55 third graders, a dozen 32-ounce antibacterial cleaner pumps, a case of 4,000 paper towels, and three non-contact infrared thermometers.
“We appreciate the support of these students. They may be future nurses, but they are already heroes,” said Henry F. Kite Elementary Principal Biannca Hill, M.Ed.
Known as “the community’s college,” Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) exists to provide valuable, high-quality learning opportunities to anyone with the desire to enhance themselves through the pursuit of higher education. Serving more than 45,000 students and awarding more than 8,000 degrees and certificates on an annual basis, the College plays a significant role in supplying the region’s employers with a highly skilled, educated workforce.
About Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society
To promote scholarship and academic excellence in the profession of nursing, the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), established the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society and made provisions for the establishment of Institutional Honor Society Chapters. The objective of the OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society is to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. The society encourages the pursuit of advanced degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a life-long professional responsibility. Additionally, the society participates in the recruitment of qualified individuals into the profession of nursing.
*Photo Left to Right: Henry F. Kite Assistant Principal Raquel Foxworth, Alpha Delta Nu Secretary Brandy Weaver, Alpha Delta Nu members Stephanie Rodehaver and Taylor Hull.