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Belmont County 21st Century Grant Partners with Belmont College Nursing Program


Pictured (left to right): Associate Degree Nursing students Shannon Hague, Jody Beck, and Barb Kullik research apps for the iPads that focus on nutrition, exercise, and healthy habits.

Pictured (left to right): Associate Degree Nursing students Shannon Hague, Jody Beck, and Barb Kullik research apps for the iPads that focus on nutrition, exercise, and healthy habits.

St. Clairsville, OH (September 19, 2013) – The Belmont College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program recently received nine iPads through a partnership with the 21st Century Grant and the East Central Ohio Educational Service Center.

The 21st Century Grant is a five-year grant written to create afterschool intervention programs targeting middle school and high school students. The rationale for the program is to provide positive youth activities as well as parent and family enrichment opportunities through community partners such as Belmont College.

“This grant is providing our ADN students with the opportunity to teach elementary, middle, and high school students about healthy lifestyles including nutrition, safety, and illness prevention,” said Sue White, Assistant Director of Nursing at Belmont College. “The educational resources provided by the grant such as the iPads, food models, smoking cessation equipment, and hand hygiene simulations enable an engaging learning experience for the nursing students’ pediatric clinical rotations.”

White went on to say, “The iPads received through the grant will support our ADN students in planning, developing, and delivering health promotion activities for their clinicals. Through the use of interactive games, the ADN students will be able to demonstrate the importance of health promotion to the students in a relaxed and enjoyable teaching format.”

At Belmont College two nursing programs are maintained; the Associate Degree Nursing program and the Licensed Practical Nursing certificate program. These programs are designed to provide an educational opportunity in which students develop a scientific basis of nursing practice, and develop caring patient relationships. Under the direct supervision of qualified instructors, students experience patient interactions, which foster caring and empathetic approaches to nursing care.

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