Nursing school project becomes a home run

Maria Migliorato, RN, CLNC, found a unique way to combine the nursing profession with her lifelong devotion to the New York Mets baseball team.

While taking the Politics of Healthcare course at The College of New Rochelle (N.Y.), taught by nursing professor Connie Vance, RN, EdD, FAAN, Migliorato and her classmates were challenged to come up with action projects that would put nursing in a positive light. In the past, Vance said student projects have included trying to stop a local library from closing, getting involved with health projects in the community and contributing to change in a professional organization.

“What I stress is we need to see our profession as a big outreach, as having a big impact on society,” Vance said. “We have to take our professional expertise beyond the bedside and place it in a larger framework in the community.”

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