Tech nurses recognized during National Nurses Week

May 9, 2011 | Applied and Natural Sciences, General News

From assisting prospective athletes at Ruston High School to raising money for the March of Dimes, Louisiana Tech nursing faculty and students are working to help those in need and are being recognized during National Nurses Week. According to a press release from the American Nurses Association, 3.1 million nurses across the country are being recognized under the theme Nurses Trusted to Care. Many of Tech’s nursing faculty, who are members of the Ruston District Nurses Association, will celebrate this week at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at Log Cabin. Tech’s nursing department has been working to serve the community recently by assisting in Athletic Day, where Tech student nurses took blood pressures and checked pluses and respiration for 448 potential athletes at Ruston High School, and through the March of Dimes. The Ruston March for Babies was held April 30, and Tech student nurses gathered at the Maxie Lambright Intramural Center, along with hundreds of others, to walk for babies. “Nursing isn’t just a paycheck or a profession; we need to show an interest in helping the community,” said Nancy Darland, professor of nursing. Amie Rolland contributed to this release.