February is American Heart Month

heart screening

On Chamberlain College of Nursing campuses across the country, students, faculty and staff have banded together to raise awareness about heart disease, the #1 leading cause of death in the U.S.

As part of its American Heart Month activities, the Student Government Association at Chamberlain’s Miramar campus sold CandyGrams in support of the American Heart Association.

Chamberlain’s Arlington campus community participated in the Go Red for Women movement this month and will host a potluck lunch with heart healthy dishes this month.

In addition, 18 student volunteers offered blood pressure screenings in the community. Students took 154 blood pressure readings and gained invaluable experience, while helping raise awareness about heart disease, said Jennifer Drake, MSN, RN, CRRN, ONC, an instructor at the Arlington campus.

“It is so exciting to see our students being nurses,” Drake said. “Students told me their experience increased their confidence in communication and patient education.  Participants wanted us to come back and do more!”

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