It is with great pleasure that I welcome the inaugural class for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Approximately 30 pre-nursing students arrived this fall, tackling chemistry, psychology and the overall college transition with fervor! In spring 2009 they will apply for admission to the nursing program. It is a competitive process, with 16 students admitted into the first class. God’s blessings to all of them in their studies.
Kristen Luebbe, a second-year student at WLC, helped initiate the new Student Nurse Association. Along with two other freshmen students as SNA officers, Gabby Burgos and Melissa Krug, she has already organized numerous activities, including symposia on Immunizations and Health Care Legislation in October, Adaptive Athletics in December, and Nurses’ Day at the Capitol in spring 2009.
The collaboration with Risen Savior Lutheran Church to develop a neighborhood health center promises to be an interesting and challenging learning opportunity for the nursing students, as well as other disciplines on campus. This northwest side Milwaukee neighborhood is an uninsured diverse community seeking health care and is appreciative of the services we plan to provide with the assistance of many health care volunteers. Beginning in spring 2009, the Granville Neighborhood Health Center will be open one or two Saturday mornings a month providing primary screening, episodic treatment and health education.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. MT5:16