FMU nursing students bring ‘healthy’ lessons to Boys & Girls Club members
With healthy lifestyles as one of the three most important goals of the Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee, a partnership with the nursing program at Francis Marion University is a perfect fit. Students from FMU’s “Population Focused Nursing and Health Policy” course take turns visiting the Boys & Girls Club twice a week.
Using the Healthy People 2020 guidelines, and consulting with club staff, the nurses-to-be develop appropriate lessons for our members on basic health topics, including washing hands, brushing teeth, choosing nutritious foods for snacks, and practicing good hygiene during cold and flu season.
Based on class and online resources or their own special talents and interests, the nursing students plan activities such as discussions, songs, art projects, poster contests or food tastings. Whatever they do, the kids are learning new information and skills to keep themselves and their family and friends healthy. And the nursing students learn important communication skills for working with children and families.