LPN Career Center Wellness Fair 2015

Future nurses host Wellness Fair

Practical nursing students in Lewisburg promoted health and wellness to their peers and members of the community at a recent event.

Seventy students at the Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center in Lewisburg hosted a Wellness Fair for one of their nursing courses, Medical and Surgical Nursing. The fair included interactive booths and demonstrations, children’s activities, nutritious food samples, health screenings and giveaways at no cost to visitors.

The students researched topics such as bullying, social media
 safety, stress management and other health-related issues, and then created displays and handouts that were distributed at the fair. 

Students Gretchen Heintzelman, Allysia Ketchum, Maggie Kline and Heidi Moore hosted a “Resources for the Elderly” booth. Group members conducted research in the community and compiled a list of local activities and events.

Kristen Kinley and Karina Kozlova were part of a group that provided Wellness Fair visitors with information about childhood obesity.

“As a mother, it is important to learn the risks of childhood obesity,” said Kinley.
“This project gave me an opportunity to educate myself and the public about how to prevent it.”

Another group of students hosted a booth with information about superbugs, and how to stop the spread of germs and bacteria. To promote the importance of hand-washing, they offered tours of Evangelical Community Hospital’s Germ City.

The LPN Career Center is operated by the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) and is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing. The school offers two tracks of programs: full-time (12 months) and part-time (24 months). Applications are now being accepted for the part-time program, which begins next January.

For more information about the LPN Career Center, visit www.csiu.org/lpn or call 570-768-4960.

Photo captions (from top to bottom): Practical nursing students (from left to right) Taylor Wolfe (Sunbury), Amanda Sherman (Williamsport), Mary Eby (Coal Township) and Jessica Cope (Berwick) pose at their “Superbugs” booth at the Wellness Fair. Practical nursing student Regina Brodeur of Bloomsburg prepares to check the blood sugar of Dave Wert of Lewisburg. Gretchen Heintzelman (Lewisburg), Maggie Kline (Hughesville), Allysia Ketchum (Lewisburg) and Heidi Moore (Northumberland) hosted a “Resources for the Elderly” booth at the Wellness Fair.