It is known that the best way to learn is by doing. This is how the Moraine Park nursing program teaches their nursing students every day in the simulation center located on the West Bend campus.
Moraine Park, along with The Beaver Dam Community Library and Wayland Academy, announce the second annual Global Fair set for Saturday, February 18, 2017. It will be held at Wayland Academy’s Lindsay Gym, 101 N. University Avenue in Beaver Dam.
This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.”
Moraine Park Technical College has been working with the Rotary Club of West Bend, The Washington County Heroin Task Force and Elevate to provide a free lecture series titled “The Heroin Highway.” Connected to the lecture series is a bedroom that was built on our West Bend Campus by Moraine Park carpentry apprenticeship students.
The bedroom’s purpose is to show parents at least 30 different items that might suggest a child is using drugs. Tours, connected with the lecture series, will be made available to participants.
We have been planning this lecture series for over four months and although I was aware of a heroin problem, I didn’t know how horrible the problem was and how difficult it was to overcome.
Like many others at the onset of a new year, Pete Rettler looked in the mirror in late 1993 vowing to make a healthy change.
He was in college at the time hoping to lose weight, and he and a friend ultimately made a bet: They both vowed to go for a run outdoors every single day of the 1994. No matter what.
And they did. Day after day. Rain. Sunshine. Snow. Anything. Everything.
Though both men completed this healthy New Year’s challenge, it turns out that stretch of 365 days was only the beginning for Pete.
An important part of becoming a nurse is learning how a nurse cares for individual patients. Nursing students will also need to learn how to care for their communities they live and work in.
Third semester nursing students get that opportunity during their Mental Health and Community Concepts course. One of the assignments the nursing students complete is titled “Advocating for Your Community.” The students choose a community topic in their city or county and then develop a plan to help the community they choose.
The West Bend Student Nurses Association (SNA) group collected over $350 worth of toys/cash donations to help make Christmas a little brighter for area kids that belong to the Boys and Girls Club.
The group was involved in a competition with other clubs to donate the largest amount of toys.