Nursing with A Big Heart - Molloy College Nursing
December 13, 2012
Molloy College nursing students have trained in disaster preparedness and as Hurricane Sandy approached, community health teacher, Sheryl Wolkowitz, RN, MSN, asked students to volunteer with her at the Nassau Community College shelter. Several students worked tirelessly during the initial days of the storm. They provided first aid to evacuees, maintained infection control procedures, helped people get their medications and gave comfort to the elderly. Senior nursing student Ilyse Davidson said, "As I left the shelter on Monday afternoon, and said my goodbyes, I knew I made a difference, especially when clients thanked me for being warm and kind." Kelly Gleason, also a senior nursing student, summed up the experience beautifully, "I know that the people of NewYork are strong, and I ampositive that we will come back better than ever. "I am forever grateful to have had the opportunity to tend to those in need, and was truly touched by every individual that I encountered along the way."