DOBSON — The Practical Nursing students (NUR 102) from Surry Community College made a difference in their community this summer by deciding to help the Children’s Center for a service learning project.
The students, accompanied by their instructor Michelle J. Dunn, MSN, RN, delivered baskets of items they had collected for the center’s residents. Students made individual baskets containing personal care items and school supplies. They also obtained donations to purchase tickets for an afternoon of mini-golf at Hardy Custom Golf in Mount Airy and received movie tickets from Starmount Crossing Cinema in Jonesville.
Dunn is proud of her students, explaining, “Even with a busy summer of class and clinical, this group was able to raise more money than was needed, so they were also able to purchase a VISA gift card to be used as needed by the Children’s Center.”
During the visit, the students toured the center and learned about what the center does including how they work with children in difficult circumstances to help them improve their own lives.
“This was a wonderful opportunity to reach out in our community and discover services that are available,” said Dunn.
Nursing students assisting with the project included Tabitha Carroll of North Wilkesboro, Katie Smith and Jessica South of Hays, Paul Moran of Boonville, Chrishy Daye of Jonesville, Megan Dalton of Dobson, Amanda Clement of Mount Airy, Sarah Gibson of Pilot Mountain, and Katie Smith, Jessica South and Lori Ward of Hays.