A healthy education

The Selkirk College nursing program benefits from a vital piece of equipment

by Carrie Voysey
Nursing students, nurses and Teck/College staff

The expertise of nursing professionals combined with the generosity of Teck and the Cancer Society. — Carrie Voysey

Teck and the Cancer Society have donated a very useful pelvic exam table to the Selkirk College nursing program. The table was donated following a fourth year student nursing project that partnered with the community to provide cervical cancer screening for the college population. This screening took place at the Castlegar Campus, providing excellent accessibility for the college’s students. Nurse practitioner, Lori Verigin, worked with fourth year nursing students to provide the screening and supportive teaching. The donation of the table and Lori’s expertise resulted in a very successful community partnership that has contributed to health promotion and disease prevention in the region.

*Pictured from left to right:* Teck’s Manager of Energy and Public Affairs, Richard Deane, Selkirk College Chair of the School of Health & Human Services, Rhonda Schmitz, United Steel Workers (Local 480) Health and Safety Chair, Gord Menelaws, Nursing Instructor, Tammy McLean and Nurse practitioner, Lori Verigin. Missing is Community Development Co-ordinator for the Cancer Society, Andrea Winkers.

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