Nursing Classes Collaborate on Mask Collection Project
Who would have thought one year ago, that masks would play such an important role in our everyday lives. As the pandemic rolled out across communities, access to masks became a challenge, especially for those individuals living on the margins of society.
This fall, students in nursing instructor Brenda Mutchler's N304 Transcultural Nursing class and N421 Population Health clinical, and nursing instructor Alaina Hamilton's N445 Internship in Nursing Practice class initiated a project to collect masks and hand sanitizer that would be distributed to those in need.
In the end, through the collaborative efforts of these instructors and students, more than 1800 face masks and five gallons of hand sanitizer were collected! These items were then donated to Peoria Grown and the South Side Community Center.