WCC nursing program honored
SUGAR GROVEâ€”Waubonsee Community Collegeâ€™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 departmentâ€™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.
â€œThis really was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students and something theyâ€™ll be able to carry into their professional careers,â€ Hassing said.