Students gain practical experience at flu shot clinic

School of Health and Wellness learners volunteer during this year’s flu immunization season.

Classroom learning shows a student one side of education. Putting that learning into practice in the real world adds another dimension to their wisdom and knowledge. Just a few weeks ago, 30 of our health care aide certificate and practical nurse diploma students went outside of the classroom and helped with the operation of a flu shot clinic to add to their medical knowledge.

On October 17, 23, and 24, Imagine Health Centre, in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Bow Valley College, put on a free flu shot clinic. During these days, patients could come to ATB Hall in our South Campus and receive a flu shot for free. Our health care aide and practical nurse students who volunteered engaged with clients, prepared syringes, and helped physicians with what they needed.

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