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The College of Nursing at Lewis University wants to purchase & provide supplies for screenings and health fairs in the community and they need your help!

 

The Lewis University Nursing program is ranked #2 on the "Best RN Programs in Illinois" list by RegisteredNursing.org. This ranking is based on current and historical NCLEX-RN pass rates. The program provides its students with a holistic-based education and an ethical framework for patient care which encourages them to be a part of their community and make a difference, even as students. In following Lewis' Catholic and Lasallian mission, students look forward to contributing to the health of their own communities and assisting the most vulnerable through health screenings.

The program hopes to raise enough money to be able to purchase materials and machinery that can be utilized at these screenings and health fairs. Being able to purchase these items will enable Lewis to provide more comprehensive screenings at sites that don't have the resources to otherwise provide them, such as churches and community centers.

Below you will find a list of specific items that will be purchased and how much each item costs. With the help of your donation, the program will be able to purchase these items and provide the community with more opportunities for health care and better quality care.

"Being a part of this nursing program has greatly changed my life and outlook on the impact that I personally can make in health care," accelerated nursing student, Leah Manning said.

"I have learned that nursing care does not only pertain to a hospital setting," Manning continued. "Conducting these community screenings and health fairs gives us the chance to detect health problems sooner and empowers the patients to get more involved with their own health."

With one click of a button, this idea can be successful via social media channels, such as Twitter and Facebook. Please share this crowdfunding campaign so the Lewis University College of Nursing can purchase the supplies needed to provide the community with higher quality nursing care.

Supplies:

  • 250 Cholesterol Test Strips = $2,100
  • 1 CardioChek PA Cholesterol Monitor = $756
  • 500 Glucose Test Strips = $555
  • 2 Accu-Chek Aviva Plus Glucose Machine = $180
  • 750 Glucose Testing Lanclets = $70
  • 2 Blood Pressure Cuffs (Regular) = $50
  • 10 Boxes of Powder-free Exam Gloves = $30
  • 5 Boxes of Alcohol Wipes = $25
  • 1 Blood Pressure Cuff (Large) = $25
  • 1 Blood Pressure Cuff (Child) = $25
  • 5 Boxes of 2x2 Gauze Squares = $15
  • 2 Boxes Fingertip Bandages = $15
  • 2 1-Quart Sharps Containers = $5

This list of supplies will allow for 500 screenings (5-10 health fairs)

For more information, please contact Leah Manning at 708-491-7949 or leahmanning@lewisu.edu or Nanci Reiland at 815-836-5720 or reilanna@lewisu.edu.