College of Health Professions

Department of Nursing



Health Fair for Older Adults

On April 30, 2008, nursing students from the Hagerstown campus of Towson University offered a free health and fitness center fair for older adults at Frederick Senior Center in Frederick, Md. An afternoon of bingo concluded the day's activities. - The Herald-Mail ONLINE

Graduates Can Stay on Insurance Until Age 25

Effective January 1, 2008, college graduates will be allowed to remain on their parents' health insurance until they turn 25. The law was approved by the General Assembly and will help graduates to concentrate on finding jobs rather than searching for health insurance. Allison Burns, a senior nursing student at Towson University, said that the costs of many common prescriptions, such as antidepressants, birth control and antibiotics are seen as expendable for college students concerned about saving money or paying for other bills. "I'm fortunate that there are so many jobs available in nursing," she says, but, she points out that she has "friends with other majors who may find difficulty getting a job, and this [law] will definitely help them." - Bradley Olson, The Baltimore Sun

Nursing Students Get a Lesson in Compassion

In November 2007, Mary Lashley, a nursing professor at Towson University, and students in her Community Health Nursing courses hosted a health fair at the Helping Up Mission, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the poor and the homeless in Baltimore. Towson University students have been working with mission residents since 2003. "What I see happening is that the students' stereotypes of what an addict is [are] shattered," said Lashley. "They really get to know the guys and [see] that they are just like any one of us." - Lynn Anderson, The Baltimore Sun



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