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Video: Student Nurses at the Special Olympics

Posted on June 14, 2012

Student Megan Creggar takes a blood pressure reading.

John Tyler Community College's Student Nursing Association had an opportunity to reach out to the community this past weekend at the 2012 Special Olympics Summer Games held at the University of Richmond.  Student nurses took over 200 blood pressure and 80 blood glucose readings, and spoke one-on-one with a variety of athletes, parents, and supporters about health.

"This is a great opportunity for students; they get to practice their skills and gain confidence,"  says Katherine White, one of the sponsors for the Student Nursing Association.

Participating in events like this also gives students a chance to reach out to the community.  "I have a love for people, but especially those with special needs," student Sara Neihouse explained.  She went on to say that she wants to use her nursing degree specifically to help those in the special needs community.

See video of the day on our YouTube channel.  Or, see photos in our Flickr photostream.   

To find out more about the John Tyler Nursing Program, visit  If you are interested in participating with the Student Nursing Association, contact Theresa Kennon at 622-8712 or

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