WCC nursing program honored

By on July 4, 2010

SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College’s nursing program recently received a 2010 Public Health Hidden Hero award from the Kane County Board of Health. Waubonsee was one of four local colleges recognized for providing student nurses and other assistance during the health department’s H1N1 vaccination clinics in October.

Forty-seven Waubonsee nursing students and seven faculty members helped vaccinate community residents at St. Charles North and Aurora East High Schools this past fall.

Waubonsee Assistant Professor and Nursing Program Coordinator Cindy Hassing saw the volunteer effort as a valuable learning opportunity.

“This really was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students and something they’ll be able to carry into their professional careers,” Hassing said.