JSN Participates in University of the Arts Health & Wellness Fair
Thomas Jefferson University’s Jefferson School of Nursing (JSN) participated in the University of Arts Health and Wellness Fair on April 17. JSN instructor Karen Alexander, MSN, RN, attended with thirteen senior students taking a community clinical course. The students developed five booths for the health fair, with topics ranging from sexually transmitted diseases to blood pressure.
“I was impressed by the creativity and independence the students demonstrated,” said Alexander. “The way they took initiative and ownership over the event was simply amazing. I’m extremely proud to be their instructor and was happy to help facilitate and support their interactions over health topics with the event participants.”
Students contacted hospitals to borrow supplies for a hand washing station at the fair and contacting companies, such as Arm & Hammer, for detergent and soap donations to distribute to fair attendees. In addition, they worked on site to increase awareness through presentations and engaging attendees in discussions on a variety of health topics.
The 3rd annual University of the Arts Health and Wellness Fair had over 200 University of the Arts community attendees with information booths from organizations such as CHOICE, sexual health nonprofit organization; the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia; Trullo Pilates; Yoga Garden; Walgreens and Jefferson Family Medicine.