The delta of records | WVWC Nursing Students Visit SIU to Share Hygiene Lessons
BUCKHANNON – Several students from the West Virginia Wesleyan College Nursing Program visited Union Elementary School on Tuesday, November 9, to teach them lessons in good hygiene for COVID-19 prevention in hopes of improving attendance.
Madison Wamsley, Natalia Roppolo, Lexus Tatum, Aubrey Wiethe, and Charity Warder are all sophomores at WVWC, but this is the group’s first year in the nursing program. For one of their many projects to complete in the Foundations of Nursing class, Wamsley coordinated with SIU Director Carol Clay. Wamsley said she was able to use previous contact made from time spent volunteering with the school.
Nursing students collectively decided to tackle good hygiene and teach students how to stop the spread of germs. WVWC students also discussed ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 with the goal of reducing truancy. Methods taught to children included when to change a used mask, how to properly wash their hands, and how to sneeze without spreading germs.
The kids in Ms. McClain’s first grade class seemed to have a lot of fun practicing their sneezes and learning ways to protect each other. SIU students also saw two videos that merge a catchy tune with ways to improve hygiene. The first was a video on how to sneeze and the other was a video on how to wash your hands.
“Being able to go out and educate young children, while still being able to do our part in the fight against COVID, is so much about being a medical professional in the making,” Warder said.
Nurses and nursing students continue to do their part to educate the younger generation to hopefully keep them safe.