Nurses are passionate about helping patients prevent illness and manage symptoms, providing care even for those who cannot afford it. Dedicating time to your community helps you understand these needs.
As a nursing student, you get to work under faculty leaders in a variety of different clinics, programs, and opportunities. You’ll experience what it’s like working with, managing, and treating patients in clinics and programs across central Indiana.
“As nurses, it’s our role to be a medical ‘interpreter,’” says experienced nursing mentor Jessica Klipsch. Klipsch has worked alongside the clinic for many years. “Volunteering here, you’ll get interprofessional exposure to learn about other health professions. It’s a good opportunity to practice fundamental nursing skills, too, like taking blood pressures, putting a patient at ease, explaining health conditions, and delivering patient education,” says Klipsch.