KEYSER - WVU School of Nursing Keyser Campus students recently presented teaching information about arthritis and blood pressure to residents of Potomac Heights.

KEYSER - WVU School of Nursing Keyser Campus students  recently presented teaching information about arthritis and blood pressure to residents of Potomac Heights.
The students conduct monthly presentations as part of their Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) community partnership with Potomac Heights.
“Just in the few months our BSN student nurses have been working with the Potomac Heights residents, I already see an impact on their outlook toward health promotion, disease prevention, and emotional well-being,” said Dr. April Shapiro, WVU School of Nursing BSN chairperson on the Keyser campus.
“Not only are the students teaching the residents about chronic disease and monitoring their blood pressures, they are learning from the residents’ life experiences. The students are spending quality time getting to know the residents. This social time is so beneficial for all of them. I am so proud of the work they are doing together; they help each other in so many ways, more than they know.  This is such a valuable partnership – truly a win-win.”
“We are so grateful to the WVU School of Nursing for providing this invaluable service to our residents,” said Karen Sutherland, director of Potomac Heights. “The response has been overwhelmingly positive.”
For more information about the WVU School of Nursing program on the Keyser campus, please contact Dr. April Shapiro via email at ashapiro@hsc.wvu.edu or by phone at 304-788-7175.