Across the Baker College system, senior nursing students are giving their time and skills to help facilitate the administering of COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible residents in communities throughout Michigan.
Nursing students, scheduled to graduate in May and December 2021, can be found on the frontlines of our country’s massive vaccination efforts, volunteering at various sites around the state, working daily shifts to help protect Michigan residents from COVID-19.
The work provides the future nurses with practical, real-world experience and service-learning opportunities, while giving back to the communities where they live, work and study.
“I feel really good helping others by giving them their vaccination, which provides both feelings of security and actual protection against COVID-19,” said Orite Abdualhe, a nursing student at Baker College of Cadillac. “Hearing most of the elders say, ‘All I want is to see is my grandchild,” really broke my heart; some even said, ‘I have not been out from my house for the last three months, all my children are afraid to come over, and I feel lonely’…hearing all their concerns and emotional feelings, while knowing the vaccines might give them 95-percent protection, made me feel good about being part of this journey.”
Under the supervision of Baker College School of Nursing faculty, student nurses are scheduled to work at vaccination sites daily throughout the month of February, and are eager for future volunteer opportunities as needed.
To all of our BC student nurse volunteers, we thank you for your efforts in making Michigan a safer and healthier place for all of us!
More information on the School of Nursing at Baker College is available at our School of Nursing program page.