College of the Rockies nursing students holding Health Fair

The 'Spring into Health’ Fair will be held on Thursday, March 30 from 10:30am - 2:30 pm at the Baker Street Professional Centre.

College of the Rockies’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing coordinator, Barb Fenwick, looks forward to the ‘Spring into Health’ Fair on March 30.

College of the Rockies’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing coordinator, Barb Fenwick, looks forward to the ‘Spring into Health’ Fair on March 30. — Photo: COTR

College of the Rockies’ first-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students will be hosting a ‘Spring into Health’ Fair on Thursday, March 30 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Baker Street Professional Centre.

Students will provide information on nine different health issues with topics that will appeal to a wide audience – from adolescents to seniors.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about fentanyl and naloxone, sleep hygiene, as well as how to maintain a healthy diet on a very tight budget.  Other topics will include bar safety, healthy aging, stress management, hidden gems of Cranbrook, healthy screen time and internet safety.

In addition to providing valuable knowledge to the public, the Health Fair is an excellent learning experience for the student nurses.  “Events like the Health Fair help our students to develop teaching and learning skills related to health promotion and illness prevention,” explains BSN coordinator, Barb Fenwick.  “In this activity, they will learn to engage the public in a meaningful way, to have the opportunity to interact with a variety of people and to hone their interpersonal skills.”

The Bachelor of Nursing students spent time researching their topics to find the latest, evidence-based health information in order to share the most up-to-date material with the public.   The students designed their own brochures, handouts, and posters and determined their own delivery methods.  Some booths will be interactive, some will use multi-media and some may even involve games.

The ‘Spring into Health’ Fair will take place at the Baker Street Professional Centre (in the Safeway mall) on Thursday, March 30 from 10:30am to 2:30pm.  Everyone is invited to stop by to support the students and to be introduced to important health information.

Learn more about College of the Rockies’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at: cotr.ca/RegNurse

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