BELTON, Texas – UMHB nursing students are gaining valuable clinical experience while helping in the COVID-19 county-wide mass vaccination efforts with Bell County Public Health District.
Each Wednesday, first and second-year students have been helping administer the immunizations, experiencing first-hand public and community health nursing and working as a team with county public health professionals and emergency medical service personnel.
“This experience provides the opportunity for students to apply multiple professional and public health concepts that are included in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum,” said Dr. Michele Hackney, dean of the UMHB Scott & White School of Nursing. “I am excited and proud that UMHB nursing students and faculty are able to serve the community in such an impactful way. By making vaccine administration a priority clinical learning experience for our students, we are part of ensuring that all residents of Bell County can be vaccinated quickly.”