Mid-way through their first semester, Nursing ADN students conducted live patient assessments on a lively bunch of senior volunteers.
In the third year of partnering with SCTCC’s Nursing ADN program, seniors from the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteered their time to serve as patients. Through volunteer service, RSVP seeks to meet critical needs in the community and engage seniors through meaningful experiences.
This works out well for the nursing students. Instead of practicing patient assessment scenarios through role-playing and simulation labs, the students encounter the unique health situations of each volunteer. Students may find irregular heartbeats, balance issues, or any number of unique health conditions.