CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – The Fortis College in Centerville will celebrate National Nurses Week with a week-long Scrub Drive.
The campus, located at 555 E. Alex Bell Road, is looking for new or gently-used scrubs which will then be donated to the Dayton YWCA.
Fortis nursing students will also participate in activities throughout the week including a raffle, photo booth, and lecture featuring Jenna McConnel with ER at Miami Valley Hospital.
Patrons can drop off scrubs directly at the campus.
“This is an ideal time to recognize the compassion and selflessness of our country’s nurses,” said Grey Shields, Fortis College Centerville campus president. “These professionals dedicate their lives to the service and wellbeing of others. It is our responsibility to demonstrate the same commitment to improving the health of our communities and preparing the next generation of nurses.”
Over 4 million active registered nurses work in environments including hospitals, doctor’s offices, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities across the United States.
National Nurses Week aims to recognize the nursing profession’s impact on healthcare and honors the contributions made by nurses.
“Nurses play a key role in providing excellent patient care and creating more effective health promotion practices. Their presence and their leadership have led to many significant improvements in the ever more challenging healthcare arena,” said Sheila Burke, VP of Nursing for Fortis College.
For more information about the nursing program at Fortis College Centerville, click here.