Indianapolis Students Organize to Serve Community
Chamberlain’s Indianapolis campus may be young—having just celebrated its first anniversary in February 2013—but its students are already making a mark on the community.
In December, the newly formed Student Nurses Association (SNA) joined forces with the St. Vincent Hospital ER to fill gallon-sized bags with rock salt to give to the public to sprinkle on sidewalks and steps to help prevent falls during icy weather.
In February, several SNA members attended the Indiana state nursing students’ convention, where the Chamberlain chapter won an award for its work only two months after being formed. Chamberlain’s chapter secretary, Hayley Hawkes, also was elected to the Indiana Association of Nursing Students as secretary. Way to represent Chamberlain!
Also in February, four Chamberlain students and eight staff members received training to volunteer at the Damien Center Food Bank once a month. The organization aims to assist its clients in living a safe, productive, quality life with HIV/AIDS.
“Our future looks bright, with lots of events planned for this spring and summer,” said Hawkes.
April 3rd-7th, 2013—National NSNA Convention in Charlotte, NC
Chamberlain Indianapolis SNA is in the running to receive a $1000 grant—keep your fingers crossed!
May 18th, 2013—Make-A-Wish Softball Tournament
The SNA will be volunteering to work at this event and will also have a softball team playing in the tournament.
April 20th, 2013—Race for the Cure
June 15th, 2013—Autism Speaks Walk