RCC nurses learn to give the best medicine

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By J. C. Sanchez

By J. C. Sanchez

The Riverside City College School of Nursing embodies Florence Nightingale’s idea that, “Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation as any painter’s or sculptor’s work… any institution that aspires to teach such a commendable profession must abide by a strict guide of rules and regulations to ascertain that the resulting alumni represents such standards in their work.”

The program is one of the most highly renowned and decorated in the state and has been the recipient of many grants to continue their excellent work.

Such votes of confidence include a Federal Grant of $1.1 million to assist the RCC Nursing Program in keeping with the demand of new nursing students by upgrading the program’s services and equipment available.

In a visit to one of the program’s simulation labs on March 20, third semester members of the nursing program displayed their dedication to excellence while practicing a Diverticulum Exercise on their state of the art human simulators.

These machines mimic human conditions, like breathing, pulsating of heart and bleeding.

These devices are used to provide a safe and accurate representation of what a graduate nurse will do on a daily basis.

Nightingale would have been proud to witness how truly remarkable an experience it was to behold how willing and talented individuals prepare themselves to become sculptors of health in the capable and loving hands of the RCC Nursing Program Professionals.

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