Belmont undergraduate nursing students recently served in the National Driver Appreciation Week held by Averitt Express Trucking Company in Nashville.
Assistant Nursing Professor Abbey Holthaus led a group of 28 students to provide free blood pressure screenings to participants. This service learning opportunity is the first time the nursing department has sent students out in the community early in the program to hone their nursing and communication skills.
“Safety regulations require truckers to maintain a healthy blood pressure,” said Holthaus. “Our students were able to provide a meaningful service while honing their skills as new nursing students.”